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    OpenCFD Releases OpenFOAM v1912

    BRACKNELL, UK, Jan 2, 2020 – OpenCFD is pleased to announce the December 2019 release of OpenFOAM v1912. This release extends OpenFOAM-v1906 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 main repository is regularly updated with bug fixes and new functionality and has undergone recent maintenance that has resulted in a significant reduction in size from more than 800MB to around 200MB for the master branch.

    Upgrading

    1. Help for users is provided in the user upgrade guide
    2. Help for developers is provided in the developer upgrade guide
    3. We have also initiated documentation on coding patterns to improve the understanding of some typical idioms, where the reasoning may not be immediately obvious or where there are advantages to using a particular approach. We are happy to incorporate content!

    Pre-processing

    1. New expressions syntax more…
    2. New inline expressions in dictionaries more…
    3. New expressions-based setFields more…
    4. New set fields utility for PDRFoam more…
    5. Wall distance output from checkMesh more…
    6. snappyHexMesh: automatic gap closure more…

    Numerics

    1. Governance sponsored contribution: New adjoint shape optimisation capabilities more…
    2. Community contribution: New weighted flux interpolation scheme more…
    3. Improved geometry handling in mixed precision mode more…

    Solvers and physical models

    1. Governance sponsored contribution: New interface tracking dynamic mesh more…
    2. New Six Degree of Freedom (DoF) features more…
    3. New collimated radiation models more…
    4. New multiphase turbulence stabilization more…
    5. New k-epsilon-phit-f turbulence model more…
    6. Community contribution: Avalanche modelling module updates more…
    7. Community contribution: New equation of state for liquids more…

    Boundary conditions

    1. Community contribution: New and updated wave modelling more…
    2. New expressions-based boundary conditions more…
    3. New scaled boundary condition wrapper more…

    Post-processing

    1. Improved particle post-processing more…
    2. New bi-directional streamlines more…
    3. New distance to surface function object more…

    Parallel

    1. More robust dynamic code more…
    2. Updated ADIOS function object more…

    Portability

    1. New binary file compatibility more…

    Reference Resources 

    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.

    Sachin R Nalawadehttps://dailycadcam.com
    Founder and Editor DailyCADCAM. A highly-driven astute professional and avid marketer; equipped with a solid foundation in Academia; Manufacturing, CAD, CAM, CAE industry and Implementing Marketing Initiatives for Global Brands (All Design Software and Hardware Vendors).
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