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OpenFOAM is a free, open source CFD software package produced by a commercial company, OpenCFD Ltd. 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 solid dynamics and electromagnetic.

Required Modules

modules documentation

  • intel/2018
  • openmpi/3.0.0
  • openfoam/5.0
$ module load intel/2018  openmpi/3.0.0 openfoam/5.0

System Variables

OpenFOAM variables

  • FOAM_INST_DIR - installation base directory
  • FOAM_APPBIN - executable program directory
  • FOAM_LIB - library directory
  • FOAM_SRC - source directory
  • FOAM_EXT_LIBBIN - ThirdParty library directory
  • PV_PLUGIN_PATH - ParaView library directory
  • FOAM_TUTORIALS - tutorial directory

Wmake variables

These are the wmake parameters used in building OpenFOAM and could be used for compiling the third-party OpenFOAM applications using wmake.

  • WM_PROJECT_INST_DIR - wmake installation base directory
  • WM_PROJECT_VERSION - wmake project version
  • WM_PROJECT - wmake project name (OpenFOAM in this case)
  • WM_PROJECT_DIR - wmake project directory
  • WM_DIR - directory where "wmake" executable is
  • WM_ARCH - architecture type
  • WM_COMPILER - compiler name
  • WM_COMPILE_OPTION - compiler option
  • WM_LINK_LANGUAGE - compiler for linking
  • WM_PRECISION_OPTION - precision type