Free, Open Source Software from the OpenFOAM Foundation

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 ...

OpenFOAM Directory Structure

OpenFOAM comprises of four main directories:

  • src: the core OpenFOAM libraries
  • applications: solvers and utilities
  • tutorials: cases that demonstrate a wide-range of OpenFOAM functionality
  • test: cases that test and validate individual models or aspects of OpenFOAM functionality
  • etc: configuration files
  • bin: scripts
  • doc: documentation