OpenCFD Release OpenFOAM®  v1806

OpenCFD is pleased to announce the June 2018 release of OpenFOAM® v1806. This release extends OpenFOAM-v1712 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.



  • New dry-run solver set-up checks more...
  • Improved input dictionary robustness more...
  • New string expansion shortcuts more...
  • Improved field mapping in parallel more...
  • snappyHexMesh: New directional refinement more...


Solvers and physical models

Boundary conditions


  • New In-situ processing with ParaView Catalyst more...
  • New writing of residual fields more...
  • Updated writing of VTK format data more...
  • Updated writing of Ensight format data more...
  • Improved field sampling more...
  • New uniformity index more...


  • New solvers documentation more...
  • New fvOption documentation more...
  • New verification and validation cases more...

Notable bug fixes

  • snappyHexMesh layer addition feature angle more...

Build system

  • Improved configuration and make system 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
  • Son Vo
  • 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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