OpenFOAM is a open source finite volume CFD package, produced by OpenCFD Ltd., a commercial company. It is built on C++ modules which create solvers, pre- and post-processing utilities, and libraries.
It is parallelized using MPI. While mainly a CFD package, it can solve other partial differential equations of physics too, making it a versatile computational tool for multiphysics applications. The user can easily extend the code for special applications.
- See the OpenFOAM web site
Usage on Bridges-2
To see what versions of OpenFoam are available, the default version if there is more than one, and some help type
module spider openfoam
To use OpenFoam, include a command like this in your batch script or interactive session to load the openfoam module (note that the
module load command is case sensitive:
module load openfoam
Be sure you also load any other modules needed, as listed by the
module spider openfoam command.