OpenFOAM® History

OpenFOAM®  History

OpenCFD published OpenFOAM version 1.0 in December 2004. Since that time the team, and more recently its community partners, have continued to add new functionality, and regularly release OpenFOAM — free and open source.

Releases were originally issued by OpenCFD, up to version 2.0.1. A new entity, OpenFOAM Foundation, was created in 2011 following the acquisition of OpenCFD by Silicon Graphics International (SGI) with a board comprising both OpenCFD and SGI members. OpenCFD continued to release OpenFOAM via OpenFOAM Foundation to version 2.3.1. In 2012 OpenCFD became a part of the ESI Group, and ESI members replaced SGI members on the board of OpenFOAM Foundation. From 2016 OpenCFD has released OpenFOAM directly once again, commencing with the release of OpenFOAM v3.0+.

Release History (2004-2018)

  • 29/06/2018 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM v1806 for Linux, Mac and Windows
  • 31/12/2017 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM v1712 for Linux, Mac and Windows
  • 30/06/2017 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM v1706 for Linux, Mac and Windows
  • 23/12/2016 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM v1612+ for Linux, Mac and Windows
  • 30/06/2016 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM v1606+ for Linux, Mac and Windows
  • 13/01/2016 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM v3.0+ for Linux, Mac and Windows
  • 15/12/2015 - OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd release OpenFOAM 3.0.1
  • 20/11/2015 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM for Windows 3.0.0
  • 03/11/2015 - OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd release OpenFOAM 3.0.0
  • 14/10/2015 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM for Windows 2.4.0
  • 09/2015 OpenCFD transfer copyright of its development repository to OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd
  • 22/09/2015 - OpenCFD publish its development line as the OpenFOAM-history repository
  • 05/2015 OpenCFD transfer copyright of its bug-fix patches for 2.3.x to OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd
  • 22/05/2015 - OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd release OpenFOAM 2.4.0
  • 04/2015 OpenCFD transfer copyright of new twoPhaseEulerFoam mass transfer and reactions functionality to OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd
  • 03/2015 OpenCFD transfer copyright of its development repository to OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd
  • 10/12/2014 - OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd release OpenFOAM 2.3.1
  • 11/2014 OpenCFD transfer copyright of its bug-fix repository to OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd leading to the 2.3.1 release
  • 25/04/2014
    - OpenFOAM Foundation Ltd incorporated in the UK, with ESI Group board representation
  • 17/02/2014 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 2.3.0 via OpenFOAM Foundation
  • 01/2014 OpenCFD transfer copyright of its development repository to OpenFOAM Foundation leading to the 2.3.0 release
  • 14/10/2013 - OpenCFD release release OpenFOAM 2.2.2 via OpenFOAM Foundation
  • 10/2013 OpenCFD transfer copyright of its bug-fix repository to OpenFOAM Foundation leading to the 2.2.2 release
  • 11/07/2013 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 2.2.1 via OpenFOAM Foundation
  • 06/2013 OpenCFD transfer copyright of its bug-fix repository to OpenFOAM Foundation leading to the 2.2.1 release
  • 06/03/2013 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 2.2.0 via OpenFOAM Foundation
  • 02/2013 OpenCFD transfer copyright of its development repository to OpenFOAM Foundation leading to the 2.2.0 release
  • 12/09/2012
    - OpenCFD acquired by Engineering Systems International (ESI) Group
    - ESI Group representatives replace SGI as board members of the OpenFOAM Foundation
  • 08/2012 OpenCFD transfer copyright of its development and bug-fix repositories to OpenFOAM Foundation
  • 31/05/2012 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 2.1.1 via OpenFOAM Foundation
  • 19/12/2011 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 2.1.0 via OpenFOAM Foundation
  • 08/2011
    - OpenCFD and SGI create the OpenFOAM Foundation, based in the USA
    - OpenCFD acquired by Silicon Graphics International (SGI)
  • 04/08/2011 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 2.0.1
  • 16/06/2011 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 2.0.0
  • 26/08/2010 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.7.1
  • 25/06/2010 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.7.0
  • 28/07/2009 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.6
  • 14/07/2008 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.5
  • 16/05/2008 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.5beta
  • 03/08/2007 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.4.1
  • 11/04/2007 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.4
  • 12/01/2007 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.4alpha
  • 29/03/2006 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.3
  • 01/02/2006 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 13alpha
  • 22/08/2005 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.2
  • 11/03/2005 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.1
  • 12/01/2005 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.0.2
  • 10/12/2004 - OpenCFD release OpenFOAM 1.0