OpenCFD Release OpenFOAM®  v1812


OpenCFD is pleased to announce the December 2018 release of OpenFOAM® v1812. This release extends OpenFOAM-v1806 features across many areas of the code. The new functionality represents development sponsored by OpenCFD’s 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 snappyHexMesh directional stretching more...
  • New leakage detection more...
  • New Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence (HIT) initialisation more...
  • Improvements for topo-sets and searchable surfaces more...
  • Improved input dictionary robustness more...


Boundary conditions



  • New and improved parallel processing more...
  • New geometric constraints for decomposePar more...



  • New and improved low-level containers more...
  • New patchFunction1 class more...


  • New verification and validation cases 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
  • Siby Mandapathil Baby
  • Mayur Wala
  • Son Vo
  • Kutalmis Bercin
  • 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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