OpenCFD Release OpenFOAM®  v1712


OpenCFD is pleased to announce the December 2017 release of OpenFOAM® v1712. This release extends OpenFOAM-v1706 features across many areas of the code. The new functionality represents development sponsored by OpenCFDs customers, internally funded developments, and integration of features and changes from the OpenFOAM community.

OpenFOAM is distributed by OpenCFD under the GPL license as:

Please refer to the download instructions to obtain the code.

The development repositories are publicly available. These repositories are regularly updated with bug fixes and new functionality.




Solvers and physical models

Boundary conditions

  • New wave generation models more...
  • New blended turbulence viscosity wall function more....


  • New field entry wildcard support more...
  • Extended noise modelling more...
  • Extended ParaView and VTK functionality more...
  • New window averaging functionality more...



  • New environment controls more...
  • Command-line tcsh completion more...

Build system

  • New modules system more...
  • New compilation and installation support more...

About us

OpenFOAM is produced by the core ESI-OpenCFD team

  • Andrew Heather
  • Mattijs Janssens
  • Sergio Ferraris
  • Mark Olesen
  • Prashant Sonakar
  • Pawan Ghildiyal
  • Roger Almenar
  • Matej Forman
  • Sebastien Vilfayeau
  • Bjorn Landmann
  • Siby Mandapathil Baby
  • Mayur Wala
  • Karen Kettle
  • Fred Mendonca

With wider support from the global ESI team

  • ESI Group (GmbH)
  • ESI Group (ESI Software (India) Private Limited)
  • ESI Group (North America)
  • ESI Group (Nihon ESI)

And contributions from

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