ESI OpenCFD Release OpenFOAM v2206

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BRACKNELL, UK, Jun 30, 2022 – OpenCFD is pleased to announce the June 2022 release of OpenFOAM v2206. This release extends OpenFOAM-v2112 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. In addition to source code packages suitable for compilation on a variety of Linux and other POSIX systems, this release also has a number of pre-compiled binary packages

  • Ubuntu Linux: packaged installation for Ubuntu 22.04 (LTS), 20.04 (LTS), 18.04 (LTS)
  • openSUSE Linux: packaged installation for Leap15.4, Leap15.3, Leap15.2
  • Redhat Linux variants: packaged installation for CentOS/Rocky 9, 8, 7 and Fedora 36, 35, …

Windows users have three options for pre-compiled packages (more information):

  • Using Windows Subsystem for Linux (based on Ubuntu, openSUSE etc.)
  • Native executables with cross-compiled
  • A docker installation

Mac OSX users have the option to compile from source, or use Docker containers for pre-compiled packages (more information).

Upgrading

Help for users is provided in the user upgrade guide

Help for developers is provided in the developer upgrade guide

Pre-processing

New snappyHexMesh automatic leak closure more…

Improved snappyHexMesh optimisation more…

Improved snappyHexMesh layer addition more…

New holeToFace topoSet source more…

Improved createPatch utility more…

Improved triSurfaceMesh: detect inconsistent orientation more…

New setTurbulenceFields pre-processing utility more…

Numerics

  • New solid body mesh motion more…
  • New Reynolds-stress turbulence model: EBRSM more…
  • Improved wall functions more…
  • New dry-run support for CHT solvers more…
  • New time step control for solidFoam more…
  • Improved heat exchanger modelling more…
  • New tabulated anisotropic thermal conductivity solid transport more…
  • New softWall six-degree-of-freedom restraint more…
  • Boundary conditions

Improved turbulent digital filter condition more…

New outlet-mapped inlet condition more…

New specie adsoption conditions more…

Post-processing

  • Re-write of sampled sets more…
  • Improved probes function object more…
  • Improved sampled surfaces more…
  • Improved runTimeControl function object more…
  • Improved multiFieldValue function object more…
  • Improved force and forceCoeffs function objects more…
  • New binField function object more…
  • Improved Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) tools more…
  • New particleZoneInfo cloud function object more…
  • Improved cloudInfo cloud function object more…
  • New particle doses cloud function object more…
  • New norm function object more…
  • Improved finite area support for foamToVTK and foamToEnsight more…
  • Parallel

Improved singleProcessorFaceSets constraint more…

Updated algorithms more…

Usability

Improved compiler support more…

Simpler definition of coordinate rotations more…

Support roll-pitch-yaw/yaw-pitch-roll specification more…

Simpler definition of planes more…

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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