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.




To see what versions of OpenFoam are available type

module avail openfoam

To see what other modules are needed, what commands are available and how to get additional help type

module help openfoam

To use OpeFoam, include a command like this in your batch script or interactive session to load the openfoam module:

module load openfoam

Be sure you also load any other modules needed, as listed by the module help openfoam command.