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FG_HSRM October 4, 2010 13:20

refernces interFoam
does anyone have a reference list with scientific publications relating to interFoam or/and OpenFoam?

I found a whole bunch of conference papers, countless presentations, and a few PhD-thesis, but I'm rather looking for peer-reviewed papers in journals or books.
I also found the list on Prof. Jasak homepage,
but it would be nice to have more.

Kindest regards!

LarsPT October 5, 2010 11:47


recently I found some publications about interFoam. At first I would recommend Henrik Rusche's Ph.D. Thesis. You can find it on . Chapter 4 is mainly about interFoam. Prof. Jasak's Ph.D. Thesis from the same website is about OpenFOAM in general and the FVM method.

Then I read some of these papers. The last one is a textbook.

[1] Brackbill et al.: A Continuum Method for Modeling Surface Tension. J. Comput. Phys. 100 (1992), pp. 335-354

[2] Gopala, Wachem: Volume of fluid methods for immiscible-fluid and free-surface flows. Chem. Engineering Journal 141 (2008), pp. 204-221

[3] Versteeg, Malalasekera: An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, The Finite Volume Mehtod. Pearson (2007), 2nd Edition

I hope this will help you for the moment!


FG_HSRM October 6, 2010 08:32

Thanks Lars!

In my opinion the Versteeg and Malalasekera book is one of the best CFD-FVM books and the papers are also quite good, but I have already understood more or less the used techniques and there is no lack of scienfic papers, that relate to the used methhods.
Hence, I'm personally already convinced of the capabilities of interFoam/ OpenFoam.
I just need some publications, that bring interFoam/ openFoam, letīs call it, in "scientific context".

LarsPT October 6, 2010 11:51

Oh, I'm sorry! You are looking for some papers and scientific work where OpenFOAM/interFaom is used to simulate different problems.

I don't know in which field you are working but if you have a look at and type 'OpenFOAM' in the search function, you will find round about 100 papers. Some of some are about numerical methods, some just used OpenFOAM.

Best regards,


santiagomarquezd October 6, 2010 15:37

Friedrich, the best paper to date about interFoam is the one from Edin Berberovic,


FG_HSRM October 6, 2010 17:01

Thanks Santiago, I ordered it and will check it asap.

idrama October 10, 2010 11:51

Hallo FG_HSRM,

when you will have got that paper could you sent it to me copy, please?


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