OpenFOAM®: open source CFD

About OpenFOAM

OpenFOAM is a free, open source CFD software package released free and open-source under the GNU General Public License by the, OpenFOAM Foundation. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics. More ...

Code Layout

The OpenFOAM source code comprises of four main components:

  • src: the core OpenFOAM source code
  • applications: collections of library functionality wrapped up into applications, such as solvers and utilities
  • tutorials: a suite of test cases that highlight a broad cross-section of OpenFOAM's capabilities
  • doc: supporting documentation

Using the code