OpenCFD Releases OpenFOAM v1812

OpenCFD Releases OpenFOAM v1812
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BRACKNELL, UK, Dec 21, 2018 – OpenCFD is pleased to announce the December 2018 release of OpenFOAM v1812. This release extends OpenFOAM-v1806 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.

OpenFOAM is distributed by OpenCFD under the GPL license as:

  1. Source code to be compiled on any Linux system
  2. Pre-compiled binary installation for Linux systems
  3. Pre-compiled binary installation for Mac OS X systems
  4. MS Windows installer
  5. Bash on Ubuntu on Windows for MS Windows 10

Please refer to the download instructions to obtain the code.

The development repositories are publicly available. These repositories are regularly updated with bug fixes and new functionality.

Upgrading

  1. Help for users is provided in the user upgrade guide.
  2. Help for developers is provided in the developer upgrade guide.

Pre-processing

  1. New snappyHexMesh directional stretching more…
  2. New leakage detection more…
  3. New Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence (HIT) initialization more…
  4. Improvements for topo-sets and searchable surfaces more…
  5. Improved input dictionary robustness more…

Numerics

  1. Extended overset mesh functionality more…
  2. Community contribution Dynamic mesh refinement Improvements more…

Boundary conditions

  1. Community contribution New wave generation models more…
  2. New generalized boundary condition more….
  3. Improved atmospheric boundary layer conditions more….
  4. Improved freestream condition more….

Post-processing

  1. New parallel handling of VTK datasets more…
  2. New function object to compute AMI patch performance more…
  3. New function object to compute field extents more…
  4. Improved residuals function object more…
  5. New momentum function object more…
  6. New vtkCloud function object more…
  7. New dataCloud function object more…
  8. Community contribution Improved generation of isosurfaces more…

Parallel

  1. New and improved parallel processing more…
  2. New geometric constraints for decomposePar more…

Usability

  1. Updated co-ordinate systems more…
  2. New environment controls more…
  3. New man pages more…
  4. Improvements in portability more…

Core

  1. New and improved low-level containers more…
  2. New patchFunction1 class more…

Documentation

  1. New verification and validation cases more..

Reference Sources

  1. Download OpenFOAM
  2. OpenFOAM documentation
  3. OpenFOAM services
  4. OpenFOAM repositories
  5. OpenFOAM compilation guide
  6. OpenFOAM bugs and feature requests

About OpenFOAM

OpenFOAM is the free, open source CFD software released and developed primarily by OpenCFD Ltd since 2004. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organizations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to acoustics, solid mechanics and electromagnetics. For more information, visit https://www.openfoam.com

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