We are happy to announce that, after months of development, we are able to present to the OpenFOAM community an integrated, GUI driven, and cross-platform solution for CFD based on OpenFOAM platform – cfSuite. It is a hosting environment for cfMesh (an extensible library for automatic mesh generation; freely available) and OpenFOAM® libraries, designed for quick implementation of customised GUI-driven workflows running OpenFOAM® solvers. Both products, cfMesh and cfSuite, are available as 64-bit versions for both Linux and Windows and can be downloaded from our website.
Our story started around the meshing library cfMesh, developed for more than ten years by our founding partner and principal developer, Dr. Franjo Juretić. It is an open-source library, licensed under GPL, designed for simple implementation of meshing workflows which can be adapted to the needs of its users. It compiles with all recent versions of OpenFOAM and is designed to be as automatic as possible with simple syntax. It is parallelised using both SMP and MPI. Below are shown some images of meshes generated by cfMesh.
Engine blades (A320)
Intake port of a Diesel engine (courtesy of Politecnico Milano)
In the first release of our GUI framework we have mainly focused on the pre-processing tasks related to meshing, such as preparation of boundary conditions on the input geometry, creation of subsets on both surface and volume meshes, and harnessing cfMesh into an easy-to-use environment. Currently, we support two OpenFOAM solvers, namely icoFoam andsimpleFoam, but the list of available solvers will grow in the product versions to come.
cfSuite main window
To conclude, by no means should this be contemplated as an end of our development journey, but rather its sole beginning, as it is only now that we really have an opportunity to hear from you, and learn exactly what additionally we can do for you to make our products continuously better. We hope you will find our software useful and looking forward growing together in the years to come!
We hope to see you in Zagreb on the 9th OpenFOAM Workshop in June 2014!