ESI OpenCFD Release OpenFOAM® v2106

OpenCFD is pleased to announce the June 2021 release of OpenFOAM® v2106. This release extends OpenFOAM-v2012 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. In addition to source code packages suitable for compilation on a variety of Linux and other POSIX systems, this release also has a number of pre-compiled binary packages

Windows users have three options for pre-compiled packages (more information):

  • Using Windows Subsystem for Linux (Ubuntu, centos or openSUSE packs)
  • Native executables with cross-compiled
  • A docker installation

Mac OSX users have the option to compile from source, or use Docker containers for pre-compiled packages (more information).

Upgrading

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Pre-processing

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Numerics

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Solvers and physical models

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  • New overset solvers more...
  • Improved icoReactingMultiphaseInterFoam solver more...
  • New solar load model more...
  • New turbulence field estimation more...
  • New layer addition/removal on ACMI patches more...
  • Improved Ranz-Marshall model more...
  • New multi-motion support for overset more...
  • Improved finite area parallel support more...

Boundary conditions

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  • Improved LES inflow DFSEM condition more...
  • Improved jump conditions more...
  • New permeable conditions for multiphase flows more...

Post-processing

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  • New multiRegion function object more...
  • New multiFieldValue function object more...
  • Improved momentumError function object more...
  • New Reynolds number cloud function object more...
  • New Nusselt number cloud function object more...
  • New heat transfer coefficient cloud function object more...
  • Improved Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) tools more...
  • Improved distanceSurface sampled surface more...
  • Improved ParaView tools more...

Parallel

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  • New AMI support for local worlds more...
  • New Finite Area parallel operations more...
  • Improved start-up time more...
  • Improved redistributePar performance more...
  • Improved decomposePar utility more...

Usability

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  • Improved OpenFOAM packaging more...
  • Improved parsing of scalars and labels more...
  • Improved command-line handling of file-names more...
  • Improved Function1, PatchFunction1 specification more...
  • New Compiler Support more...
  • Improved build-versioning more...
  • Improved portability more...
  • Improved standardization more...

About us

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OpenFOAM is produced by the core ESI-OpenCFD team

  • Andrew Heather
  • Mattijs Janssens
  • Sergio Ferraris
  • Mark Olesen
  • Prashant Sonakar
  • Pawan Ghildiyal
  • Kutalmış Berçin
  • Roger Almenar
  • Matej Forman
  • Praveen Jaganathan
  • Chiara Pesci
  • Sebastien Vilfayeau
  • Ann Ronchetti
  • Fred Mendonça
  • Swapnil Salokhe

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)
  • ESI webteam

And contributions from