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    ESI OpenCFD Release OpenFOAM v2212

    BRACKNELL, UK, Dec 24, 2022 – OpenCFD is pleased to announce the December 2022 release of OpenFOAM v2212. This release extends OpenFOAM-v2206 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), 22.10
    • openSUSE Linux: packaged installation for Leap15.4, Leap15.3
    • Redhat Linux variants: packaged installation for CentOS/Rocky 8, 7 and Fedora 37, 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

    OpenFOAM apptainer support is provided via description files rather than pre-assembled images

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

    Upgrading

    Pre-processing

    • Improved checkMesh more…
    • Improved changeDictionary utility more…
    • New snappyHexMesh curvature-based refinement more…
    • Improved setFields more…
    • New clipPlane topo-set more…

    Numerics

    Solvers and physical models

    • Improved view factor radiation modelling more…
    • Community contribution: Improved DES turbulence models more…
    • Improved heat exchanger modelling more…
    • New zone-based thermophysical properties more…
    • Improved Lagrangian output controls more…
    • Improved finite area faOptions more…
    • Improved finite area film contact angle force more…
    • New finite area film dripping model more…
    • New finite area film height limiting more…
    • New liquid film conditional splashing more…
    • New solid reaction-rate model more…

    Boundary conditions

    New sorption conditions more…

    Post-processing

    • New EnSight mesh reader more…
    • Improved Ensight output more…
    • Improved ensightWrite, vtkWrite function objects more…
    • Improved surface writers more…
    • Improved noise utility more…
    • New turbulence resolution quality estimation more…
    • Improved histogram generation more…
    • Improved heat transfer coefficient function object more…
    • Improved fvOption output more…
    • Improved turbulenceFields function object more…

    Parallel

    • New multiple master processor support for GAMG agglomeration more…
    • Improved finite area mesh creation more…

    Usability

    • Improved make and compilation 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.

    Nitin Patil
    Nitin Patil
    Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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