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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.


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.