General Description

The OpenFOAM® (Open Field Operation and Manipulation) CFD Toolbox is an open source CFD software package produced by OpenCFD Ltd. 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. It includes tools for meshing, notably snappyHexMesh, a parallelised mesher for complex CAD geometries, and for pre- and post-processing. Almost everything (including meshing, and pre- and post-processing) runs in parallel as standard, enabling users to take full advantage of computer hardware at their disposal.

Basic Usage

A sample parallel OpenFOAM job submission script:

#$ -M
#$ -m abe
#$ -pe mpi-8 16
#$ -q long
#$ -N openfoam1.6-int-16

module load openfoam

mpirun -np $NSLOTS simpleFoam -parallel

Useful Options

Further Information

See the official website: OpenFOAM