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faisal_durr November 20, 2009 06:34

Help required with installing openfoam on windows os...
Hi guys,
im new to the world of CFD and would really like the help of you experts out there. I have two questions which i would like you to answer:

1. Can you explain in simple steps how to install openfoam on a windows operating system ? im not getting the guide lines given in the openfoam official downloading site.

2. I really am not very familiar with CFD related jargon. What book would you recommend me to read to get to know the jargon and their definitions.

Thanks you guys.

wyldckat November 20, 2009 07:19

Greetings Faisal,

First off, you shouldn't create two threads with the same intent. Secondly, you should've browsed better this Forum! There is a section dedicated to Windows!! Go here.

Thirdly, OpenFOAM isn't designed by nature to work in Windows. You'll have to resort to modified versions of it. And that's why there is a section dedicated to it.

You can also find an almost complete list of variants of OpenFOAM for Windows here. That page itself explains how to cross-compile OpenFOAM 1.6 (not 1.6.x) in Linux for Windows.

As for books, sorry, I'm still too green on the subject :(

Best regards,

faisal_durr November 20, 2009 11:13

Hey bruno, thank you so much for your reply. Im sorry about the two threads at the same time, i thought im editing the heading of the post but i accidently posted two threads. Im soooo going to read the windows dedicated section. Thanks alot once again.

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