OpenFOAM User Guide

OpenFOAM User Guide

The OpenFOAM User Guide provides an introduction to OpenFOAM, through some basic tutorials, and some details about the general operation of OpenFOAM. OpenFOAM is a collection of approximately 250 applications built upon a collection of over 100 software libraries (modules). Each application performs a specific task, e.g the snappyHexMesh application can generate meshes for complex geometry, such as a vehicle. The simpleFoam application could then be used to simulate steady-state, turbulent, incompressible flow around the vehicle…

CFD Direct Year 8: 2022-2023

CFD Direct Year 8: 2022-2023

In Year 8 of CFD Direct, we made some very significant developments to OpenFOAM, including non-conformal coupling, modular solvers and redesign of the dynamic mesh functionality. We managed the OpenFOAM Foundation, releasing OpenFOAM v10, packaging OpenFOAM-dev and publishing websites and documentation. We provided 63 days of OpenFOAM Training to users around the world, supported by the release of our book, “Notes on Computational Fluid Dynamics: General Principles”. We released Web CFD Direct From the Cloud (CFDDFC®), providing OpenFOAM which can be accessed from a remote desktop running in a web browser.

OpenFOAM v10 Training 2023

OpenFOAM v10 Training 2023

In Spring/Summer 2023, CFD Direct is running its OpenFOAM Training courses — Essential CFD, Applied CFD and Programming CFD — fully updated with the latest features of the new version 10 release of OpenFOAM. The training uses new features in OpenFOAM v10 for more productive and effective CFD. All courses are delivered as live virtual training. Essential and Applied CFD courses are available: 6-10 Feb, 13-17 Mar, 24-28 Apr, 15-19 May. Programming CFD is available 24-36 Jan, 28 Feb-2 Mar, 28-30 Mar, 6-8 Jun, 26-28 Jun.

OpenFOAM v10 Training

OpenFOAM v10 Training

In Autumn 2022 – Spring 2023, CFD Direct is running its OpenFOAM Training courses — Essential CFD, Applied CFD and Programming CFD — fully updated with the latest features of the new version 10 release of OpenFOAM. The training uses new features in OpenFOAM v10 for more productive and effective CFD. All courses are delivered as live virtual training. Essential and Applied CFD courses are available: 19 – 23 Sep, 3-7 Oct, 6-10 Feb (2023), 13-17 Mar. Programming CFD is available 17-19 Oct, 1-3 Nov, 24-26 Jan (2023), 28 Feb-2 Mar, 28-30 Mar.

CFD Direct Year 7: 2021-2022

CFD Direct Year 7: 2021-2022

In Year 7 of CFD Direct, our developments of OpenFOAM included a generalised load balancer for parallel running . We provided core maintenance, including standardisation of fluid properties, and repaired issues, e.g. to stablise multiphase simulations. We managed the OpenFOAM Foundation, releasing OpenFOAM v9, packaging OpenFOAM-dev and publishing websites and documentation. We produced our book , “Notes on Computational Fluid Dynamics: General Principles”, delivered 56 days of Live Virtual OpenFOAM Training, and provided cloud CFD with CFDDFC® to over 1000 subscribers.

CFD Book for OpenFOAM

CFD Book for OpenFOAM

CFD Direct is delighted to announce its publication of a book Notes on Computational Fluid Dynamics: General Principles. The book is written for people who use CFD in their work, research or study, providing essential knowledge to perform CFD analysis with confidence. It offers a modern perspective on CFD with the finite volume method, as implemented in OpenFOAM and other popular general-purpose CFD software. Fluid dynamics, turbulence (and RAS modelling) and boundary conditions are presented alongside the numerical methods and algorithms in a series of short, digestible notes.