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► 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

OpenFOAM ESI-OpenCFD top

► OpenFOAM-v2012 released
    4 Jan, 2021
ESI OpenCFD Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of OpenFOAM-v2012.

The version released in December 2020 brings a lot of exciting new functionality and extension to the existing ones. Let us, among others, highlight a few:

In Meshing:
  • SnappyHexMesh - New thicknessModel allowing more precise y+ control in the first-cell layer
  • SnappyHexMesh - Improved control of gap refinement
  • extrudeMesh - New polyLine extrusion model allows to specify more exiting extrusion path
  • blockMesh - Improved write-vtk command-line option and simplified edge definition

In Numerics:
  • User selectable schemes for high aspect-ratio meshes
  • Lagrangian flow has improved particle tracking on moving meshes
  • MPPIC sub-models have been transferred to kinematic cloud to improve performance and allow interaction with moving meshes
  • Function1 allows setting of a period (more intuitive for slow oscilations)

In Solvers, Physics and Boundary Conditions:
  • New vibro-acoustics solver using finite area model to solve a thin vibrating shell
  • Improved turbulence treatment on the phase interface to reduce spurious velocities for interFoam and interIcoFoam
  • Viscosity models were generalized for easier implementation of new non-newtonian models
  • New buoyancyTurbSource implemented to incorporate effects of buoyancy on turbulence in incompressible and compressible flows
  • New ACMI scaling option can be used to control coupling and blockage behaviour (simple model of a closing valve)
  • Improved outletMappedUniformInlet inlet BC

Many new features and improvements could be found in the post-processing, improved functionality of redistributePar utility.

Compiler configuration and the installation scripts were improved as well.

OpenFOAM is distributed as:
  • Source code
  • Precompiled packages for:
    • Ubuntu
    • RedHat/Fedora/CentOS
    • OpenSUSE
    • Windows 10 Linux Sub-system (Ubuntu)
  • Cross-compiled executables for MS Windows 10
  • Docker container

Please visit release notes to learn more.
► OPenFOAM-v2006 released
    8 Jul, 2020
ESI OpenCFD Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of OpenFOAM-v2006.

The version released in July 2020 brings a lot of exciting new functionality and extension to the existing ones. Let us, among others, highlight a few:

  • blockMesh improvement - faster topological merge
  • New expression version of Function1 and coded PatchFunction1 for time-dependent BCs
  • Improved Arbitrary Mesh Interface (AMI)
  • New OpenQBMM community module
  • New and improved adjoint optimisation tools (e.g. for aeroacoustics applications)
  • New Weber number cloud function object
  • Improved multiphase phase change modelling
  • New pipelined Conjugate Gradient solvers
  • New suite of atmospheric boundary layer tools
  • New momentum error function object
  • New Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) tools

and much more!

You can download OpenFOAM as source code, or precompiled packages for:
  • Windows (docker or cross-compiled native installation or WLS tarball)
  • Linux and Mac docker images

For more information, visit
► New Open-access OpenFOAM Journal
  26 Jun, 2020
For your information, for the following initiation by by these people:

New Open-access OpenFOAM Journal

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► OpenFOAM 8 Released
  22 Jul, 2020
OpenFOAM v8 Released - See Full Announcement

The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 8 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 8 is a snapshot of the OpenFOAM development version which, through sustainable development, is always-releasable. It provides new functionality and major improvements to existing code, with strict demands on usability, robustness and extensibility.

OpenFOAM 8 includes the following key developments.
  • Multiphase: selectable interpolation for interface-capturing, PLIC scheme.
  • Reacting multiphase: consolidated multiphaseEulerFoam solver and model development.
  • Transport: new MomentumTransportModels and ThermophysicalTransportModels libraries.
  • Thermophysical: thermodynamics and equation of state models, data input, refactoring.
  • Surface Film: huge performance improvements and better surface handling.
  • Heat transfer: better numerics and case setup, new thermal comfort modelling.
  • Particle tracking: renamed uncoupled solvers, improved tracking efficiency, injection.
  • Other models: transient/steady-state solvers, boundary conditions, reactions.
  • Mesh: improved snappyHexMesh and blockMesh, face centre calculation, cyclic patches.
  • Function Objects: improved visualization/field, residence time and configuration.
  • Case Configuration: new configuration/initialisation tools, coded Function1.
  • Computation: better data I/O, field caching, support for Arm processors.
  • Approximately 710 code commits, 200+ resolved issues
  • ISO/IEC 14882:2011 (C++11): tested for GCC v5.4+, Clang v3.8+, Intel ICC v18.0+.
OpenFOAM 8 is packaged for the following platforms, with ParaView 5.6.0 including Mesa with LLVM/Gallium acceleration for systems without a (supported) graphics card:
The OpenFOAM 8 Source Pack can be compiled on suitable Linux platforms.


OpenFOAM 8 was produced by:
  • Core Team (CFD Direct): Henry Weller (co-founder & lead developer); Chris Greenshields (co-founder), Will Bainbridge, Jakub Kníř
  • Developers/Maintainers: Juho Peltola, Timo Niemi, Fabian Schlegel, Ronald Oertel
  • Patch Contributors: Tobias Holzmann, SeongMo Yeon, Mattijs Janssens, Francesco Contino, Bruno Santos, Gerhard Holzinger, Kevin Nordin-Bates, Alberto Passalacqua

OpenFOAM 8 is distributed under the General Public Licence v3 by the OpenFOAM Foundation.

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► 5th GOFUN - German OpenFoam User meetiNg
    8 Dec, 2020
Dear FOAMer,

to follow our tradition we are happy to announce the
5th German OpenFoam User meetiNg -- GOFUN 2021

virtual on 24. March 2021

organized by
silentdynamics, Rostock

Feel free to participate, exchange your ideas, get help and talk to other OpenFOAM users in a pleasant environment.

Participation is free of charge, but registration mandatory.

More information, confirmed speakers, registration and talk submission under

See you online.

Best regards

► OpenFOAM with Salome introductory Online training
  13 Nov, 2020
OpenFOAM with Salome introductory Online training

This course prepares the participants to conduct CFD simulation , CAD → Meshing → Simulations → Post-processing, using the OpenFOAM® and salome.

This training session will take place during the months of November-December 2020.

OpenFOAM® version: the course is based on OpenFOAM® version 2.01. SALOME With Version 7.7.7. User may use higher version

Teaching method: lecture will be conducted using zoom platform 1 hr per day( 4 days per week). 2 hrs per day on Sunday.

Trainer: Dr Sachin Borse has conducted many trainings on openFoam
Training material: few materials like ppt will be provided.

duration of training:- 18 hrs
Internship:- 2 Projects (as per trainer) to Write Paper In Journal. To be Finished within 3 Months
Fees : INR 10000 for Participant from India. USD 250 for participant from other countries.
Contact Details :-
WHATSAPP :- +918149538399
► Dutch OpenFoam users workshops 25th November
    9 Nov, 2020
Dear all,

I would like to make you aware of two OpenFoam workshops at TU Delft organised by DCSE on 25th November :
In the morning, presentations by and for PhD students and young researchers.
In the afternoon, presentations from academia and industry for a greater audience.

The preliminary program of the morning session is:

10:10 - 10:40 Süleyman Karaca (TU Eindhoven), Modelling Reactive Flows with the Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM)

10:40 - 11:10 Dario Balice (TU Eindhoven), Modelling of Fluidizer Bed Permeability

11:30 - 12:00 Jigar Parekh (University of Groningen), Quantification and Propagation of Model Output form Uncertainties in RANS using Polynomial Chaos

12:00 - 12:30 Håkan Nilsson, Chalmers University of Technology, t.b.a.

► Abstract submission and registration are open for the 16th OpenFOAM Workshop (online)
    9 Oct, 2020
Hello FOAMers,

It has been decided that the 16th OpenFOAM Workshop will be held fully online from Tuesday 8th June to Friday 11th June 2021.

Abstract submission and registration are now open at

We hope to (virtually) see you all there,
The OpenFOAM Workshop Committee

Sign up to the OpenFOAM Workshop mailing list to keep up-to-date:!fo...p-mailing-list
► New OpenFOAM PhD Thesis available: Multiphase mass transfer
    6 Oct, 2020
Hello everyone,
I successfully defended my PhD thesis last year and it has been published in the beginning of this year.
It was just recently that I looked back at the amount of help and information I received from the cfd-online community.
I would therefore like to share the link to my thesis here in the hope that it might help someone with their research.

You can find the online version under the following doi:

Topics include:
- hydrodynamic multiphase (water/air) simulations using interFoam
- transport and mass transfer simulations
- solver customisations for a mass transfer solver to account for the specifics of H2S (hydrogen sulphide) mass transfer

I hope this material is useful to you and I am open to suggestions or questions about the topics presented in the thesis.

Thanks for all the help and the amount of information available in this community.
Best wishes
Katharina Teuber
► OpenFOAM introductory training - Online seesion
  21 Aug, 2020
Online OpenFOAM introductory training

This course prepares the attendees to conduct end-to-end CFD studies, that is, CAD → Meshing → Simulations → Post-processing, using the OpenFOAM®.

This course is offered in cooperation with the University of Genova and Wolfdynamics ( The course extends for five weeks (asynchronous learning).

This training session will take place during the months of October-November 2020.

More information at this link:

OpenFOAM® version: the course is based on OpenFOAM® version 8.

Teaching method: all the lectures have been pre-recorded so that the participants can follow the course at their own pace. However, we strongly recommend dedicating at least five hours a week (that is less than an hour a day) to cover each week's topics and follow the guided tutorials. The participants will have access to a dedicated forum where they can post questions or interact with other users. We will meet once a week for questions and answers (Q&A).

Q&A meeting times: we will meet online every Friday for Q&A (16OCT, 23OCT, 30OCT, 6NOV, 13NOV). To maximize users participation in different time-zones, the meetings will start at 3:00 pm CET and will end at 6:00 pm CET.

Training material: every participant will have access to the lecture notes (in pdf format) and all the supporting material (tutorials and videos).

Fees: in light of the current developments due to the COVID19 pandemic, we have decided to offer a special price to all participants, 200 Euros + VAT.

Grants: we are also offering two grants to follow the training for free (reserved to undergraduate and graduate students). If you are interested, send an email to

Hurry up and get your seat now!

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► User talk:Suganth
  20 Feb, 2021


New page

'''Welcome to ''OpenFOAMWiki''!'''
We hope you will contribute much and well.
You will probably want to read the [[|help pages]].
Again, welcome and have fun! [[User:Bgschaid|Bgschaid]] ([[User talk:Bgschaid|talk]]) 22:39, 20 February 2021 (CET)
► User:Suganth
  20 Feb, 2021

Creating user page for new user.

New page

MSc graduate with seven years of Industrial experience in Automotive/Aerospace as a CFD Consultant.

Looking forward to learning the CFD codes by OpenFOAM Solver to further improve my career.

Area of Intrest in 3D Analysis of Turbocharger and Acoustic simulation to compare the OpenFOAM and Commercial CFD software.

Prior to learning OpenFOAM, have the best knowledge in CFD, includes -preparing 3D CAD modelling till the Technical reports in the Domain of Engine Filtration Systems, Turbocharger, Exhaust Systems and Vehicle Aerodynamics.

Have Scripting knowledge using C++ and Python.
► User:Suganth
  20 Feb, 2021

User account Suganth was created by Bgschaid

► User talk:Fluidnumerics joe
  19 Feb, 2021


New page

'''Welcome to ''OpenFOAMWiki''!'''
We hope you will contribute much and well.
You will probably want to read the [[|help pages]].
Again, welcome and have fun! [[User:Bgschaid|Bgschaid]] ([[User talk:Bgschaid|talk]]) 09:00, 19 February 2021 (CET)
► User:Fluidnumerics joe
  19 Feb, 2021

Creating user page for new user.

New page

I received degrees in Applied Mathematics & Physics ( B.S., 2011 ) and in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics ( PhD, 2016 ) from Florida State University. My interests include numerical analysis and computational physics, high performance computing, scientific data visualization, fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, cloud computing, teaching, learning new things. I'm primarily interested in modeling planetary boundary layer phenomena, understanding the impacts of numerical discretizations, and optmizing installations of OpenFOAM on cloud environments.
► User:Fluidnumerics joe
  19 Feb, 2021

User account Fluidnumerics joe was created by Bgschaid


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