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Building OpenFOAM 2.0.1 on old Linux OSes - test case Ubuntu 8.04

Posted October 17, 2011 at 17:49 by wyldckat
Updated February 8, 2012 at 17:41 by wyldckat

This blog post will try to detail and complement the OpenFOAM 2.0.1 building process on old machines, where my test case was with two Ubuntu 8.04 - one i686 and one x86_64 - in two separate virtual machines with 1.6GiB of RAM and 4 processors each.

This post will detail a lot more information than the official instructions, specially because the official instructions are meant for Linux OSes that are modern'ish, such as Ubuntu 10.04 and above.

NOTE: 2011-02-08 - finally...
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Getting ANSYS 14 Fluent, Windows 8.1 and VS2013 to compile UDFs

Posted October 27, 2013 at 18:00 by trollreign

1. Goal

I am a beginner at Fluent, and even more so concerning UDF's. I am facing a problem where I have to use a velocity profile at my inlet boundary and later I would like to write code to model an actuator disk. After reading the corresponding sections of the Fluent 14 UDF Manual I felt like I am ready to face the task.

Things didn't go half as smooth as I expected and in the end I spent a weekend getting it to work.

2. Software
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Step-by-step SU2 clean parallel Installation (Part 2/3)

Posted July 27, 2014 at 21:12 by
Updated October 3, 2015 at 04:51 by (Updating to recent version 3.2.9)

Step 4: Scipy 0.11.0

First, we need be sure about the f2py, which is a requirement. Enter the below command and make sure you have it. You might find it in /usr/local/bin/f2py.
whereis f2py
In previous step, we checked that numpy is added to python 2.6.6 site package. Now we can go forward and build scipy. Download the source from here, unpack and follow the below commands in your desired directory.

sudo python build
sudo python
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All about the PIMPLE algorithm - Part II

Posted October 21, 2014 at 17:55 by Tobi
Updated August 21, 2017 at 17:48 by Tobi (Removed content, updated content on wiki and book)

The Pimple Algorithm (21.08.2017)

In this blog I showed (since 2014) a few things about the pimple algorithm and how things are working in OpenFOAM. However, based on the fact that the explanation of the algorithm is given in my book, I removed the content here. The old revised one is still available at the wiki page. Links can be found below.

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Building OpenFOAM 2.3.x on centOS 6.6

Posted March 23, 2015 at 19:22 by donQi (ZibaldoneFoam)
Updated March 24, 2015 at 03:22 by donQi

I was following the instructions from
to install the Repository Release Version 2.3.x on a centOS 6.6 machine.

But even after installing all the dependency packages written in the above link, I was getting the following error
  /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz
   collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
   make[2]: *** [dummysizes] Error 1
The problem with -lz will be solved by installing...
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