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► Email problems on forums - Forum registrations failed
  29 Jun, 2023
For the last couple of weeks we have had problems with outgoing emails from the forums on CFD Online. I hope that we have now solved the problems and that outgoing emails are now working again.

This means that everyone who registered on the forums from June 16 until today Jun 29 have not received any activation email to activate their forum account. This makes it impossible to activate your forum account.

You can ask for a new activation email to be sent to you using this form:

CFD Online Discussion Forums - Email Activation Codes (

I apologize about the problems.


► NAFEMS World Congress 2019 Preliminary Agenda Launched
  15 Mar, 2019
NAFEMS World Congress 2019 Preliminary Agenda LaunchedQUEBEC CITY, CANADA, & GLASGOW, UK, MARCH 15TH 2019 – NAFEMS, the International Association for the Engineering Analysis, Modelling and
► Keynote Speakers announced for NAFEMS World Congress 2019
    7 Feb, 2019
Keynote Speakers announced for NAFEMS World Congress 2019The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community Launches Extensive Roster of Keynotes for it’s Biennial World Congre
► Memorandum of Understanding between NAFEMS, prostep ivip, PDES, Inc. and AFNeT on behalf of LOTAR and CAE-IF signed 16 October 2018
    6 Feb, 2019
Memorandum of Understanding between NAFEMS, prostepivip, PDES, Inc. and AFNeT on behalf of LOTAR and CAE-IF signed 16 October 2018NAFEMS, prostep ivip, PDES, Inc. and AFNeT on behalf of LOTAR and CAE-
► 5 Reasons to Submit your Abstract for the NAFEMS World Congress 2019
    9 Nov, 2018
5 reasons to submit your abstract for the NAFEMS World Congress 2019 #NAFEMS19 1. Influence the Direction of SimulationNAFEMS is the voice of the CAE community – as simulation moves towards the
► Latest NAFEMS Publications
    1 Nov, 2018
Latest NAFEMS PublicationsThe following publications have been published recently and sent to our members.How To Perform Linear Dynamic Analysis This book aims to provide guidance on the usage of comm
► NAFEMS World Congress 2019 - Call for Papers Now Open
  30 Jul, 2018
NAFEMS are delighted to announce that the call for papers for the 2019 NAFEMS World Congress, in Quebec City, Canada, 17-20 June 2019, is now open.Engineering analysis, modelling and simulation are dy

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► OpenFOAM v2312 released
  10 Jan, 2024
New version of OpenFOAM-v2312
OpenCFD is pleased to announce the December 2023 release of OpenFOAM® v2312. This release extends OpenFOAM-v2306 features across many areas of the code. The new functionality represents development sponsored by OpenCFD's customers, internally funded developments, and integration of features and changes from the OpenFOAM community.

Full information about the release can be found at

Among the new development you will find:

  • snappyHexMesh: writing faces from the automatic leak path closure
  • snappyHexMesh: new multiple inside points
  • snappyHexMesh: parallel meshing load balancing
  • snappyHexMesh: layer-by-layer addition
  • Improved checkMesh and subsetMesh utility
  • Community contribution: Improved adjoint shape optimisation
  • Community contribution: New topology-based adjoint optimisation

Solvers and physical models
  • Improved fvOptions: moving points
  • New fvOption: mapped field constraint
  • Community contribution: new Turbulence Technical Committee submodule
  • Improved Lagrangian Brownian motion

  • New Abaqus sampled set and set writer
  • Improved patch seed set
  • New reduced-order modelling field reconstruction with DMD
  • Coupled patch field value consistency
  • Non-blocking cyclic A(C)M
  • GAMG : support for cyclicAMI in processor agglomeration
  • Improvements for redistributePar and file systems

In addition to source code packages suitable for compilation on a variety of Linux and other POSIX systems, this release also has a number of pre-compiled binary packages for Linux and MS Windows.
► OpenFOAM v2306 released
    5 Jul, 2023
New version of OpenFOAM-v2306

OpenCFD is pleased to announce the June 2023 release of OpenFOAM® v2306. This release extends OpenFOAM-v2212 features across many areas of the code. The new functionality represents development sponsored by OpenCFD's customers, internally funded developments, and integration of features and changes from the OpenFOAM community.

Full information about the release can be found at

  • Help for users is provided in the user upgrade guide
  • Help for developers is provided in the developer upgrade guide
  • Note that the minimum C++ standard will increase from C++11 to C++17 in 2023

  • New documentation system
  • Changes to expressions

  • Improved checkMesh
  • Improved snappyHexMesh balancing for large meshes

  • New cache-gradient mechanism in finiteArea
  • New parallel preconditioners
  • Community contribution: New FPCG linear solver

Solvers and physical models
  • Improved vanDriest LES delta model
  • New Lagrangian particle force: Coulomb
  • Community contribution: New fvOption: fanMomentumSource
  • New fvOption: limitTurbulenceViscosity
  • Improved rigid-body motion constraint: axis

Boundary conditions
  • New boundary condition: specularRadiation
  • New uniformMixed condition
  • New finite area boundary conditions

  • Improved Lagrangian function objects
  • Improved function objects: forces and forceCoeffs

  • Improved parProfiling function object
  • Scotch - support for multi-level decomposition
  • Non-blocking linear solver
  • Improved masterCoarsest processor agglomeration
  • General changes in parallel (MPI) handling

In addition to source code packages suitable for compilation on a variety of Linux and other POSIX systems, this release also has a number of pre-compiled binary packages for Linux and MS Windows.

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► OpenFOAM v11 Released
  11 Jul, 2023
OpenFOAM v11 Released - See Full Announcement

The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 11 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 11 introduces modular solvers written as classes, in contrast to the traditional application solvers, integral to OpenFOAM since icoFoam in 1993. Modular solvers are simpler to maintain and extend, and are more flexible for multi-region simulations, e.g. conjugate heat transfer (CHT) with any type of flow, e.g. multiphase. Everything is backward-compatible, so: 1) application solvers will still compile in OpenFOAM; 2) launching an old application solver, e.g. simpleFoam, executes a script which runs the incompressibleFluid module on a single region.

OpenFOAM 11 includes the following highlights.
  • Modular Solvers: class-based solvers for greater flexibility, e.g. multi-region simulations.
  • Multiphase: vastly improved consistency and conservation in the multiphaseEuler module.
  • Transport: added anisotropic thermal conductivity.
  • Thermophysical: standardised the specification of property names in input file keywords.
  • Heat transfer: simplified critical boundary conditions for heat transfer between regions.
  • Particle tracking: generalised statistical distributions for size distributions in particles.
  • Liquids Films: full replacement which conserves mass and integrates to other models.
  • Meshes: redesign of dynamic mesh functionality and consolidated NCC.
  • Function Objects: improved field averaging and visualisation function objects.
  • Models and Constraints: numerous new models and constraints.
  • Boundary Conditions: consolidated mapped conditions and introduced MRF conditions.
  • Case Configuration: new foamToC application lists models and options in OpenFOAM.
  • Programming: new finite volume functions and improvements to algorithm sequences.
  • 964 code commits, 133 resolved issues.
  • ISO/IEC 14882:2011 (C++14): tested for GCC v5.5+, Clang v16+ (v10+ should also work).
OpenFOAM 11 is packaged for the following platforms, with ParaView 5.10.1 including Mesa with LLVM/Gallium acceleration for systems without a (supported) graphics card:
The OpenFOAM 11 Source Pack can be compiled on suitable Linux platforms.


OpenFOAM 11 was produced by:

OpenFOAM 11 is distributed under the General Public Licence v3 by the OpenFOAM Foundation.

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► CFD with OpenFOAM online training, training provided by Technical Courses 2024
  14 Feb, 2024
CFD with OpenFOAM course, 60 hours online, 27th February 2024, price is 400€ - Euros.

Students will require approximately 60 hours to acquire a intermediate OpenFOAM level and obtain a certificate diploma. Nevertheless, additional material is provided for students who want to spend more than 60 hours and acquire a higher level.

The course is structured as follows:
- 11 theoretical chapters (each chapter includes a text and a videolesson)
- 8 basic exercises (each exercise includes a text and a videotutorial)
- 7 intermediate exercises (each exercise includes a text and a videotutorial).

The whole material (videolessons, exercises and texts) is available from the first day and there is no schedule. Videolessons are recorded. This enables each student to progress according to his learning pace.

More information & registration under:
► 7th French/Belgian OpenFOAM user conference, May 22-23rd 2024, Paris-Saclay (FRANCE)
    5 Dec, 2023
Dear OpenFOAMers,

We are pleased to announce the 7th French/Belgian OpenFOAM users conference will be held in Paris-Saclay, France, on May 22nd and 23rd 2024.

You can already submit a presentation title here.
Early bird registration is open until February 28th 2024.

For this 7th edition, you will be able to choose between a workshop session OR a tour of the Synchrotron Soleil facility.
The workshop session will aim to gather users who want to share their knowledge and issues on specific topics (e.g. meshing, post-processing, ...).
Attendees will be asked to sort topics in order of preference beforehand in order to pick the most popular ones.

Important dates:
February 28th 2024: end of early bird registration
May 22nd-23rd 2024: conference

More information:

Save the date!
Yann, on behalf of the organizing committee
► November 2023 - Status Report for the blueCFD-Core project
  29 Nov, 2023
Greetings to all!

We have news on the current status of the blueCFD-Core project:

In a nutshell:
  1. We report there on the status of the project and how the funding we have received since 2022, has been invested. Quoting from there:

    As you can see here: commit history page for blueCFD-Core-dev branch, we have implemented a continuous integration bot named blueCFD-bot which automatically synchronizes our development branch with the OpenFOAM Foundation’s development line: OpenFOAM-dev commit history page
  2. The ongoing development has the objective to reduce the effort needed to make the release of each version of blueCFD-Core, which syncs up with each major release from the OpenFOAM Foundation. More details on how this is planned is given on that news post.
Do comment on the benefits this project has brought to you and reasons you see in it to continue moving forward!

For those who are not familiar with the blueCFD-Core project, it unleashes OpenFOAM at Windows, by bringing native builds on Windows of the releases and developments made by OpenFOAM Foundation, without the need to rely on any virtualization software nor Linux-based subsystem (e.g. WSL and Cygwin). It also enables you to build OpenFOAM-based custom code directly on Windows, without the need to cross-compile on Linux.

Best regards,
Bruno Santos

► OpenFOAM Alchemist
  12 Nov, 2023
Get ready to unleash your inner superhero as we dive into the magical world of OpenFOAM, turning novices into alchemists on November 27,28.

More details, including our agenda, registration instructions, etc., are available on:
__________________________________________________ ______
Amirhossein Taran. Amirhossein is the instructor of "Coding OpenFOAM" on Faradars, the largest online training platform in Iran. As a researcher at Nexsys energy systems, his focus is Fluid-Solid Interaction in wind turbines. Apart from that, he has mastery over multiphase dispersed flows and spray atomization.

Ali Shayegh. During the past six years, Ali has been involved in holding three OpenFOAM workshops, and he is curious to go ahead with another one. As a cfd-online senior member, he helps learners to start from a blank text file and end up with flow calculations over a commercial airplane using OpenFOAM!
Ali’s research focus is the simulation of severe deformation in metal forming processes. Beside doing research at I-Form advanced manufacturing research center, he is currently the tutor of computational continuum mechanics at the University College Dublin, where students learn the basic use of Abaqus, Ansys Fluent, and OpenFOAM.
► OpenFOAM Research Software Engineering group
  29 Sep, 2023
After meeting at the OpenFOAM Workshop, myself and a few more people writing code that relies on OpenFOAM recently started a "Special Interests Group" to discuss anything related to software engineering practices in relation to OpenFOAM.

Short description from the webpage: "The RSE Special Interests Group aims to bring together developers of OpenFOAM and OpenFOAM-related projects. The main goal of the committee is to investigate software engineering practices that can facilitate the development of OpenFOAM and its integration with downstream and related projects, as well the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reproducible) management of community-contributed research software and data. "

We have our second meeting today, 29/09/2023 at 13:00 CET (Germany), online, open to the public. Topic: "Reproducible code and cases, with examples from the OpenFOAM Journal".

Anyone can just join and leave at anytime, there is no registration required, or any commitment expected.

You can already vote for the next meeting date, and propose a topic here. We will be announcing some of the meetings here, but check the webpage for the latest information.
► OpenFOAM and General CFD Advanced Training - Winter Session 2024 (Online)
    6 Sep, 2023
OpenFOAM and General CFD Advanced Training - Winter Session 2024 (Online)

2024 Winter session (online)
February-March, 2024

Topics to be covered during this session,

FEB 5 - 7 - 9
Basic solid modeling for CFD using Onshape and mesh generation using OpenFOAM tools *

FEB 12 - 14 - 16**
Turbulence modeling in general CFD and OpenFOAM - Theory and applications

FEB 19 - 21 - 23**
Multi-phase flows modeling in general CFD and OpenFOAM - Theory and applications

MAR 4 - 6 - 8**
Introduction to the FVM method. Standard practices in general CFD with applications to OpenFOAM

MAR 11 - 13 - 15**
Moving meshes, rigid body motion, adaptive mesh refinement, and overset meshes

MAR 18 - 20 - 22**
Design of experiments, space exploration, and numerical optimization using Dakota and code coupling Dakota-OpenFOAM

MAR 26 - 28 ***
Introduction to meshing using Ennova CFD - OpenFOAM case setup with Ennova GUI
We are offering a 20% discount to all participants taken more than two modules.

* The first day is dedicated to solid modeling and basic meshing, and the other two days are dedicated to only meshing.

** Review session + Q&A session

*** This module is free. Seats are limited to 10. Applicants who have reserved at least one distinct training module will be given priority consideration. To book a seat send an email to

More info at this link,

Hurry up and book your seat!

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