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Old   April 16, 2017, 15:10
Default Is openfoam code used in other realm of physics ?
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Hey guys and gals,

In my 4th year I got interested in cfd while doing a flat plate case. Fast forward to after grad and while I am looking for a job I have been playing with Linux and open foam. I looked into astrophysics and plasma physics and such as they interest me to. So many visualization of these simulation video has the word cfd in them. So is openfoam codes used in these realms of physics (from he physics to astrophysics ) ?
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Old   April 24, 2017, 14:48
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As far as I understand, OpenFoam can be viewed as a framework for numerical resolution of partial differential equations by using the finite volume method. You have some equations built-in, one of them is for fluid dynamic, but you can find an economy application for example.

I particularly understand that OpenFoam offers you the Finite Volume Method in separated pieces (grid, solvers, discretization schemes, etc) initially intended for CFD.

The book "The Finite Volume Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics. An Advanced Introduction with OpenFOAMŪ and Matlab" of Moukalled, F., Mangani, L., Darwish, M. was useful for me.
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