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    ESI OpenCFD Release OpenFOAM v2112

    BRACKNELL, UK, Dec 23, 2021 – OpenCFD is pleased to announce the December 2021 release of OpenFOAM® v2112. This release extends OpenFOAM-v2106 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 20.04 (LTS), 18.04 (LTS), 21.10, 21.04, 20.10
    • openSUSE Linux: packaged installation for Leap15.3, Leap15.2
    • Redhat Linux variants: packaged installation for CentOS/Rocky 8, 7 and Fedora 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

    Pre-processing

    • New Function1 entries more…
    • Improved expressions more…
    • Improved blockMesh utility more…
    • snappyHexMesh parallel consistency improvements more…
    • New zone handling for splitMeshRegions more…

    Numerics

    • Community contribution: Smoothed surface sensitivity maps more…
    • New relaxed non-orthogonal correction scheme more…
    • New iterative skew correction scheme more…
    • New cylindrical interpolation for the cyclicPeriodicAMI coupled boundary conditions more…
    • New programmable under-relaxation factors more…
    • New implicit handling of coupled patches more…

    Solvers and physical models

    Boundary conditions

    • New electrostatic deposition modelling more…
    • New user-specified heat transfer for conjugate heat transfer (CHT) more…

    Post-processing

    • New propellerInfo function object more…
    • Extended particleTracks utility to include field data more…
    • New glTF write format more…
    • New output for default dictionary entries more…
    • New iso-surface topo point snapping more…
    • New electricPotential function object more…
    • New exprField function object more…
    • Community contribution: New thermal comfort function object more…

    Parallel

    • New decomposition constraints for AMI patches more…
    • Improved finite area parallel workflows more…
    • Improved collated file operation more…

    Usability

    • New output of default parameters more…
    • Extended dictionary keywords and directives more…
    • Updated compiler support more…
    • Extended compile controls more…
    • Improved tuning of etc/config and compiler setups more…
    • Improved robustness/flexibility for MPI config handling more…
    • Improved out-of-source builds more…
    • Improved portability 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
    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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