OpenFOAM Extend 4.0

The foam-extend project is a fork of the OpenFOAM® open source library for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

The goal of this project is to integrate community contributions to the foam-extend CFD simulation toolbox.

It is an open project welcoming and integrating contributions from all users and developers.

Accessing the software

To load the module and set the environment:

$ module load OpenFOAM-Extend/4.0-iomkl-2018a
$ source ${FOAM_BASH}

The command source ${FOAM_BASH} runs the OpenFOAM configuration file in the same bash shell.

Examples can be found at:


Recommended Setup

By default OpenFOAM creates a project directory in your home directory. This is used to store various items related to running OpenFOAM. However, there is a restriction on your home directory which means that this is often not enough space for OpenFOAM to operate. To avoid issues you should create a directory in a RDS project space and then symlink it, as follows:

  1. Follow the instructions above to load the module and set the environment
  2. $ mkdir /rds/projects/[project]/[my_openfoam_directory]
  3. $ cd ~/
  4. $ ln -s /rds/projects/[project]/[my_openfoam_directory] ${WM_PROJECT}

In this, [project] and [my_openfoam_directory] should be changed to be a suitable directory in a suitable project.


Accessing Previous Versions

Wherever possible, previous versions of this application will be retained for continuity, especially for research projects that require a consistent version of the software throughout the project. Such versions, however, may be unsupported by IT Services or the applications vendor, and may be withdrawn at short or no notice if they can no longer run on the cluster - for example, essential operating system upgrades may be incompatible with old versions.

There are no previous versions available for this application.

Known Problems & Limitations

  • There is an issue with the finite area solvers.

Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

Visit the SourceForge website for more information about this application.


Last modified: 28 March 2018