Install OpenFOAM® in Box

OpenFOAM® in Box Description

Download OpenFOAM® in Box


OpenFOAM® in Box is independent on other software. This page describes just one of many ways of installing and using it. OpenFOAM® in Box can be located anywhere in your computer. For example if your name is "username" a typical local installation path may be e.g.: /home/username/OpenFOAM-in-Box. Other typical installation path may be /opt/OpenFOAM-in-Box/ or /usr/OpenFOAM-in-Box/. After downloaded OpenFOAM® in Box it is recommended following.


Copy and Install the package using bash:


  1. Copy the installation package in your installation path. You can do that either manually or use following linux commands:

  2.  >> mkdir  -p  /home/username/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-in-Box 

     >> cp  OpenFOAM-in-Box-XX.XXvX-rXXX-installer.sh   /home/username/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-in-Box/ 


  3. Install the package, e.g.:

  4.  >> cd   /home/username/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-in-Box/ 

     >> bash   OpenFOAM-in-Box-XX.XXvX-rXXX-installer.sh    -install 


Sourcing OpenFOAM environment variables (optional)

  1. When start working with OpenFOAM, with each new terminal window the OpenFOAM environment (system) variables need to be loaded:

     >> source  /home/username/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-in-Box/OpenFOAM-in-Box-XX.XX/OpenFOAM-dev/etc/bashrc
    
  2. Alternatively, you can do that automatically adding a new line in your /home/username/.bashrc file:

    source   /home/username/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-in-Box/OpenFOAM-in-Box-XX.XX/OpenFOAM-dev/etc/bashrc
  3. Or you can even create a new alias adding a new line in your /home/username/.bashrc file e.g.:

    alias ofInBox17.02='source   /home/username/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-in-Box/OpenFOAM-in-Box-XX.XX/OpenFOAM-dev/etc/bashrc


Install test & first case run (optional)

  1. new terminal
  2.   >> source   /home/username/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-in-Box/OpenFOAM-in-Box-XX.XX/OpenFOAM-dev/etc/bashrc
  3.   >> mkdir -p /home/username/OpenFOAM/username-dev-XX.XX-cfdsupport/run
  4.   >> cd /home/username/OpenFOAM/username-dev-XX.XX-cfdsupport/run
  5.   >> cp -r /home/username/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-in-Box/OpenFOAM-in-Box-XX.XX/OpenFOAM-dev/tutorials/incompressible/icoFoam/cavity ./
  6.   >> cd cavity/
  7.   >> blockMesh
  8.   >> icoFoam
  9.   >> paraFoam




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