Open source toolbox for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) - binaries
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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 organisations. 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.

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Ivan_Nepomnyashchikh 2 years ago

The thing doesn't work basically. Upon installation, mkdir -p $FOAM_RUN doesn't work because $FOAM_RUN hasn't been activated. In my case openfoam was installed into /usr/share/openfoam. Therefore, in order to activate $FOAM_RUN I had to manually add a line source /usr/share/openfoam/etc/bashrc to the end of the bashrc file wich is situated in my home directory (or just run it as a bash code as explained here . Once I did that, all the commands like "icoFoam -help" started working but "mkdir -p $FOAM_RUN" didn't work still. I figured it was because my installation directory (/usr/share/openfoam) was missing "bin" folder with necessary files! I decided to fix it by going directly to the OpenFOAM GitLab page and just download the bin folder. I did it but that still didn't help: I am getting an error that though the necessary files are not missing anymore, they haven't been compiled. If I knew how to compile them manualy I would've completed OpenFOAM isntallation. But I don't know. That's where I am giving up on it, removing OpenFOAM from my computer and am going to go see if I'll have luck with The OpenFOAM Foundation.