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. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Burstedde, Carsten; Holke, Johannes: A tetrahedral space-filling curve for nonconforming adaptive meshes (2016)
  4. Kim, Jeongho; Antaki, James F.; Massoudi, Mehrdad: Computational study of blood flow in microchannels (2016)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. Moukalled, F.; Mangani, L.; Darwish, M.: The finite volume method in computational fluid dynamics. An advanced introduction with OpenFOAM and Matlab (2016)
  8. Mueller, Jens-Dominik: Essentials of computational fluid dynamics (2016)
  9. 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)
  10. Radtke, Lars; Larena-Avellaneda, Axel; Debus, Eike Sebastian; Düster, Alexander: Convergence acceleration for partitioned simulations of the fluid-structure interaction in arteries (2016)
  11. Zhao, Ji; Zhu, Renchuan; Miao, Guoping: Approach of viscous/potential flow based on Helmholtz velocity decomposition (2016)
  12. Blais, Bruno; Tucny, Jean-Michel; Vidal, David; Bertrand, François: A conservative lattice Boltzmann model for the volume-averaged Navier-Stokes equations based on a novel collision operator (2015)
  13. Brambilla, P.; Guardone, A.: Assessment of dynamic adaptive grids in volume-of-fluid simulations of oblique drop impacts onto liquid films (2015)
  14. Casoni, E.; Jérusalem, A.; Samaniego, C.; Eguzkitza, B.; Lafortune, P.; Tjahjanto, D.D.; Sáez, X.; Houzeaux, G.; Vázquez, M.: Alya: computational solid mechanics for supercomputers (2015)
  15. Chen, Goong; Gu, Cong; Morris, Philip J.; Paterson, Eric G.; Sergeev, Alexey; Wang, Yi-Ching; Wierzbicki, Tomasz: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: water entry of an airliner (2015)
  16. Dehning, Carsten; Bierwisch, Claas; Kraft, Torsten: Co-simulations of discrete and finite element codes (2015)
  17. Horgue, P.; Soulaine, C.; Franc, J.; Guibert, R.; Debenest, G.: An open-source toolbox for multiphase flow in porous media (2015)
  18. Jamshed, S.: Using HPC for computational fluid dynamics. A guide to high performance computing for CFD engineers (2015)
  19. Kozelkov, A.S.; Kurkin, A.A.; Pelinovskij, E.N.; Kurulin, V.V.: Modeling the cosmogenic tsunami within the framework of the Navier-Stokes equations with sources of different types (2015)
  20. Liu, Wei; Chen, Qingyan: Optimal air distribution design in enclosed spaces using an adjoint method (2015)

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