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OpenFOAM 8 in a Linux virtual machine


If you are new to Linux and OpenFOAM, and you do not want to erase your Windows installation, or you do not want to go thru the hustle and bustle of partitioning your hard drive, backing-up your data, and installing Linux and OpenFOAM, we highly recommend you to use this Linux virtual machine based on OpenSUSE 15.2.

You can install this Linux virtual machine under Windows, Linux, and MacOS using any virtual machine client. However, we highly recommend using VMWare workstation player (version 16.0), which is free for personal use.

This virtual machine comes with OpenFOAM 8 and OpenFOAM v2006 pre-installed, plus a few additional applications for visualization, optimization, and data analysis.  It also comes with all the compilers and libraries necessary to compile most of the applications.

At the following links, you can download the latest version (code named SUSEFoam2020v0) supporting OpenFOAM 8 and OpenFOAM v2006.

Note. The default hardware settings of the virtual machines are: 12 GB. RAM, 4 cores, and 8 GB. video memory. You can change these settings at any time.


At this link, you can find a Youtube playlist with general instructions on how to create a virtual machine and how to compile OpenFOAM.


User information:

User:            cfd-user
Password:    cfd1234

User:            root
Password:    cfd1234


To load OpenFOAM, type in the terminal:
    of8 or of2006

To load Python anaconda, type in the terminal:

Type alias in the terminal window to know all the predefined aliases, or open the .bashrc file using your favorite text editor.


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