The OpenFOAM® (Open Field Operation and Manipulation) CFD Toolbox is a free, open source CFD software package produced by OpenCFD Ltd. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics. It includes tools for meshing, notably snappyHexMesh, a parallelised mesher for complex CAD geometries, and for pre- and post-processing. Almost everything (including meshing, and pre- and post-processing) runs in parallel as standard, enabling users to take full advantage of computer hardware at their disposal. By being open, OpenFOAM offers users complete freedom to customise and extend its existing functionality, either by themselves or through support from OpenCFD. It follows a highly modular code design in which collections of functionality (e.g. numerical methods, meshing, physical models, …) are each compiled into their own shared library. Executable applications are then created that are simply linked to the library functionality. OpenFOAM includes over 80 solver applications that simulate specific problems in engineering mechanics and over 170 utility applications that perform pre- and post-processing tasks, e.g. meshing, data visualisation, etc.

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  1. Carsten Burstedde, Jose A. Fonseca, Stefan Kollet: Enhancing speed and scalability of the ParFlow simulation code (2017) arXiv
  2. Martínez, J.; Piscaglia, F.; Montorfano, A.; Onorati, A.; Aithal, S.M.: Influence of momentum interpolation methods on the accuracy and convergence of pressure-velocity coupling algorithms in $\textOpenFOAM^\circledR$ (2017)
  3. Salvador, F.J.; Jaramillo, D.; Romero, J.-V.; Roselló, M.-D.: Using a homogeneous equilibrium model for the study of the inner nozzle flow and cavitation pattern in convergent-divergent nozzles of diesel injectors (2017)
  4. Ulrich Wilbrandt, Clemens Bartsch, Naveed Ahmed, Najib Alia, Felix Anker, Laura Blank, Alfonso Caiazzo, Sashikumaar Ganesan, Swetlana Giere, Gunar Matthies, Raviteja Meesala, Abdus Shamim, Jagannath Venkatesan, Volker John: ParMooN - a modernized program package based on mapped finite elements (2017) arXiv
  5. Blais, Bruno; Lassaigne, Manon; Goniva, Christoph; Fradette, Louis; Bertrand, François: Development of an unresolved CFD-DEM model for the flow of viscous suspensions and its application to solid-liquid mixing (2016)
  6. Burstedde, Carsten; Holke, Johannes: A tetrahedral space-filling curve for nonconforming adaptive meshes (2016)
  7. Cordiner, Stefano; Manni, Alessandro; Mulone, Vincenzo; Rocco, Vittorio: Biomass furnace study via 3D numerical modeling (2016)
  8. Cruchaga, Marcela; Battaglia, Laura; Storti, Mario; D’Elía, Jorge: Numerical modeling and experimental validation of free surface flow problems (2016)
  9. Kim, Jeongho; Antaki, James F.; Massoudi, Mehrdad: Computational study of blood flow in microchannels (2016)
  10. Kozelkov, A.S.; Kurkin, A.A.; Pelinovskij, E.N.: Effect of the angle of water entry of a body on the generated wave heights (2016)
  11. Kumaresh, Govindan Radhakrishnan; Fossan, Ingar; Venkatraman, Marutha Muthu; Giljarhus, Knut Erik; Spangelo, Øystein; Jensen, Stian: CFD-based transient ignition probability modeling of gas leaks in enclosures (2016)
  12. Lee, J.; Cookson, A.; Roy, I.; Kerfoot, E.; Asner, L.; Vigueras, G.; Sochi, T.; Deparis, S.; Michler, C.; Smith, N.P.; Nordsletten, D.A.: Multiphysics computational modeling in $\mathcalC\boldHeart$ (2016)
  13. Moukalled, F.; Mangani, L.; Darwish, M.: The finite volume method in computational fluid dynamics. An advanced introduction with OpenFOAM and Matlab (2016)
  14. Mueller, Jens-Dominik: Essentials of computational fluid dynamics (2016)
  15. Nicholas A. Battista, W. Christopher Strickland, Laura A. Miller: IB2d: a Python and MATLAB implementation of the immersed boundary method (2016) arXiv
  16. Nordlund, M.; Stanic, M.; Kuczaj, A.K.; Frederix, E.M.A.; Geurts, B.J.: Improved PISO algorithms for modeling density varying flow in conjugate fluid-porous domains (2016)
  17. Radtke, Lars; Larena-Avellaneda, Axel; Debus, Eike Sebastian; Düster, Alexander: Convergence acceleration for partitioned simulations of the fluid-structure interaction in arteries (2016)
  18. Vogeltanz, Tomáš: A survey of free software for the design, analysis, modelling, and simulation of an unmanned aerial vehicle (2016)
  19. Wu, Yan Ling; Stewart, Graham; Chen, Yu; Gullman-Strand, Johan; Lv, Xin; Kumar, Pankaj: A CFD application of NewWave theory to wave-in-deck simulation (2016)
  20. Zagumennyj, Ya.V.; Chashechkin, Yu.D.: Unsteady vortex pattern in a flow over a flat plate at zero angle of attack (two-dimensional problem) (2016)

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