[Beowulf] OpenFOAM

Michael T. Prinkey mprinkey at aeolusresearch.com
Tue Jan 4 08:31:01 PST 2005

Hi everyone,

I don't think this has been mentioned here yet.  Many of you are CFD users 
so it may be of interest.  FOAM, an object-oriented CFD toolkit, has been 
recently released under the GPL.  It is parallel using MPI (lam) and has a 
lot of useful CFD features (unstructured mesh, lots of physical models).  
Perhaps most interesting is its very flexible and concise mechanisms for 
defining new phyiscal laws and algorithms.  The released version includes 
modules to do LES, multiphase flow, FEM of solids, electromagnetism, and 
even financial modeling.  


I am interested if anyone has experience with OpenFOAM or is currently 
planning to make use of it.


Mike Prinkey

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