Getting Started with OpenFOAM® Technology: RAW

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Sample Chapters
  • Install and set up OpenFOAM®.
  • Use the OpenFOAM® toolbox for Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Learn programming with OpenFOAM®.


Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 300 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2014
ISBN : 1782161767
ISBN 13 : 9781782161769
Author(s) : Tomislav Maric, Jens Höpken, Kyle Mooney
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Open Source, RAW books

Chapter Availability


Chapter Number Title Availability
1 Computational Fluid Dynamics in OpenFOAM
2 Geometry Definition, Meshing, and Mesh Conversion IN THE BOOK
3 OpenFOAM Case Setup JULY 2014
4 Post-Processing, Visualization, and Data Sampling JULY 2014
5 Design Overview of the OpenFOAM Library
JULY 2014
6 Productive Programming With OpenFOAM
JULY 2014
7 Turbulence Modeling JULY 2014
8 Writing Pre- and Post- Processing Applications JULY 2014
Solver Customization
JULY 2014
10 Boundary Conditions JULY 2014
Transport Models
JULY 2014
12 Function Objects JULY 2014
Dynamics Meshes
JULY 2014
14 Outlook JULY 2014

Tomislav Maric

Jens Höpken

Kyle Mooney

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What you will learn from this book

  • Understand OpenFOAM® Case Setup
  • Lear Post Processing, Visualization, and Data Sampling
  • Master design overview of the OpenFOAM® library

In Detail

The use of the OpenFOAM® toolkit for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is widely spread across industrial and academic environments. Compared to using proprietary CFD codes, the advantage of using OpenFOAM® lies in the Open-Source General Public License (GPL) licensing which allows the user to freely use and freely modify a modern high-end CFD code.

This book is an effort to describe the different facets of OpenFOAM® in a single place, thus providing a starting point for the beginner user, and act as a reference for an intermediate or experienced user.

This book covers two main aspects of working with OpenFOAM®: using the applications and developing and extending the library code.
In the first part of the book, we chose a few utilities and applications to describe the OpenFOAM® work flow. This information should provide a sufficient starting point for the reader, who can investigate his/her interests further by following the provided instructions in a similar way for another solver or application. We have also provided an often missed general overview of the interplay between different toolkit elements involved in a CFD simulation using OpenFOAM® in hope to produce a top-view perspective of this complex CFD software to the reader. The second part of the book describes how one can program with the OpenFOAM® library in a sustainable way using often encountered programming examples. We have tried to present the numerical background and software design of the specific programming example, together with its solution, hoping that the deeper understanding of the example will prepare the reader for other future programming tasks he or she may encounter.


This book is currently available as a RAW (Read As we Write) book. A RAW book is an ebook, and this one is priced at 20% off the usual eBook price. Once you purchase the RAW book, you can immediately download the content of the book so far, and when new chapters become available, you will be notified, and  can download the new version of the book. When the book is published, you will receive the full, finished eBook.

If you like, you can preorder the print book at the same time as you purchase the RAW book at a significant discount.

Since a RAW book is an eBook, a RAW book is non returnable and non refundable.

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Who this book is for

This book is for C++ developers who want to develop CFD programs with the help of OpenFOAM® library. No knowledge of OpenFOAM® or computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is expected.

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