OpenFOAM: the CFD software for Linux

CFD F1 simulation

OpenFOAM is a free software for Linux to work with the CFD. This Sunday the Indian GP of Formula 1 is celebrated and the fans of these races, or the motoring In general, you will know that in this world CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software is widely used to simulate air flows and how they interfere with the aerodynamics of the car. But it is not only used in these categories, also in naval, nautical, aviation, aerospace, cycling, etc.

CFD It is one of the branches of fluid mechanics that studies the flows of substances. The aerodynamics of competition and vehicles in general have become crucial in our days, either to save fuel or to gain tenths per lap. That is why we present this open-source program to you so that you can experience it yourself.

OpenFOAM is available on your last version (2.2.2 to date) in the official project website. You can download the .deb package for Ubuntu and Debian, the RPM for SuSE and Fedora or choose directly the tarball with the source code for any distribution. It occupies about 30MB and with it you can practice with CFD, especially if you are studying mechanical or automotive engineering.

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