CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
www.cfd-online.com
[Sponsors]
Home > Forums > Software User Forums > OpenFOAM > OpenFOAM Installation

[Other] Installing OpenFoam on Windows 7, 32 bit Operating System

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old   April 10, 2017, 11:31
Default Installing OpenFoam on Windows 7, 32 bit Operating System
  #1
New Member
 
Khan
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 8
Khan82 is on a distinguished road
Dear Friends,

I am tried to download OpenFoam from the their official website for Windows 7 but I failed. The latest downloaded version available on their website is not running on my 32 bit opearting system. It give me corrupted file error message. Any help in this respect will be appreciated please.

Thanks in advance
Khan82 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   April 10, 2017, 13:46
Default
  #2
Senior Member
 
piu58's Avatar
 
Uwe Pilz
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Posts: 744
Rep Power: 15
piu58 is on a distinguished road
I use v16.10 from openfoam support without any larger problems. The integration in windows is very good:
__________________
Uwe Pilz
--
Die der Hauptbewegung überlagerte Schwankungsbewegung ist in ihren Einzelheiten so hoffnungslos kompliziert, daß ihre theoretische Berechnung aussichtslos erscheint. (Hermann Schlichting, 1950)
piu58 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   April 11, 2017, 00:31
Default
  #3
New Member
 
Khan
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 8
Khan82 is on a distinguished road
I thank you Uwe Pilz for your suggestion and help. Let me catch this version and try on my PC.

Kind regards,

Khan
Khan82 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   April 11, 2017, 01:30
Default
  #4
New Member
 
Khan
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 8
Khan82 is on a distinguished road
Dear Uwe Pilz,

I see only
"OpenFOAM-for-Windows-17.02v1-win64-install.exe"

file on the web page you referred to.



Will it work for on 32 bit operating system?. From where I can get verstion 16.10 for 32 bit operating system? Or any version of OpenFoam for 32 bit operating system?.


Kind regards,
Khan
Khan82 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   April 11, 2017, 03:24
Default
  #5
Senior Member
 
piu58's Avatar
 
Uwe Pilz
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Posts: 744
Rep Power: 15
piu58 is on a distinguished road
You are right, the version need a 64 bit system.

I tried the version 1.5.00b too. It uses a virtual linux machine with a shared folder for connection with windows. That means, the windows integration is more loose.

I tried it only at 64 bit systems, and don't know whether ist works with 32 bit systems. I don't have a 32 bit system anymore, so I am interested to hear from you whether it works.
__________________
Uwe Pilz
--
Die der Hauptbewegung überlagerte Schwankungsbewegung ist in ihren Einzelheiten so hoffnungslos kompliziert, daß ihre theoretische Berechnung aussichtslos erscheint. (Hermann Schlichting, 1950)
piu58 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   April 22, 2017, 08:43
Default
  #6
Retired Super Moderator
 
Bruno Santos
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 10,971
Blog Entries: 45
Rep Power: 127
wyldckat is a name known to allwyldckat is a name known to allwyldckat is a name known to allwyldckat is a name known to allwyldckat is a name known to allwyldckat is a name known to all
Greetings to all!

@Khan82:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Khan82 View Post
I am tried to download OpenFoam from the their official website for Windows 7 but I failed. The latest downloaded version available on their website is not running on my 32 bit opearting system. It give me corrupted file error message. Any help in this respect will be appreciated please.
Unfortunately currently it is estimated that less than 5-10% of CFD users have 32-bit machines and plan on using those machines to run simulation cases. That is essentially why the majority of the installers that exist today for Windows are only 64-bit.

Right now, the only solution that I'm aware of is to install a virtualization software and install Ubuntu or some other Linux distribution inside a virtual machine and install OpenFOAM inside it.

In the near future, I'm hoping to be able to write instructions for installing ports of OpenFOAM to run on Windows (specifically under the blueCFD-Core project that I work on) to also take into account 32-bit installations, but the downside is that people will have to build OpenFOAM from source code in those situations, which takes somewhere from 2 to 8 hours to do, depending on how old the machine is. But right now I don't have a time estimate of when the instructions will be ready and written.

Best regards,
Bruno
__________________
wyldckat is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OpenFOAM course for beginners Jibran OpenFOAM Announcements from Other Sources 2 November 4, 2019 09:51
CFD Support's port of OpenFOAM for Windows, version 16.06: file names Kostas_K OpenFOAM Running, Solving & CFD 1 September 11, 2016 13:25
Installing OpenFOAM with SYSTEM MPI while using Third-Party libs m.culpo OpenFOAM Installation 5 July 3, 2011 04:48
Help required with installing openfoam on windows os... faisal_durr OpenFOAM 2 November 20, 2009 11:13
windows operating system scientist Main CFD Forum 8 November 19, 2004 04:30


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 15:10.