# What is potentialFoam?

## What is potentialFoam?

potentialFoam is a potential flow solver which solves for the velocity potential (i.e. Phi ) to calculate the volumetric face-flux field (i.e. phi ) from which the velocity field (i.e. U ) is obtained by reconstructing the flux.

## Is a transient solver used for incompressible turbulent flow?

pisoFoam – Transient solver for incompressible, turbulent flow, using the PISO algorithm.

What is Rhopimplefoam?

rhoSimpleFoam is a steady-state solver for compressible, turbulent flow, using the SIMPLE (Semi-Implicit Method for Pressure Linked Equations) algorithm. It is a pressure based compressible solver. That means that a pressure equation is solved and the density is related to the pressure via an equation of state.

### What is OpenFOAM solver?

OpenFOAM does not have a generic solver applicable to all cases. Instead, users must choose a specific solver for a class of problems to solve. For some, mainly incompressible solvers, it reflects the algorithm, e.g.simpleFoam using the SIMPLE algorithm, pimpleFoam using the PIMPLE algorithm.

### What is Solver CFD?

What is CFD? Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the analysis of fluid flows using numerical solution methods. Sophisticated CFD solvers transform these laws into algebraical equations and are able to efficiently solve these equations numerically.

What is Pimple algorithm?

The PIMPLE Algorithm is a combination of PISO (Pressure Implicit with Splitting of Operator) and SIMPLE (Semi-Implicit Method for Pressure-Linked Equations). All these algorithms are iterative solvers but PISO and PIMPLE are both used for transient cases whereas SIMPLE is used for steady-state cases.

## Can OpenFOAM run on Windows platform?

We offer OpenFOAM binaries for Windows versions 7, 8 and 10. Based on Docker technology, the benefits of our containerised version are: It comes with an OpenCFD installer wizard (see figure below)

## Which is the best software for CFD?

10 Best CFD Analysis Software for Advanced Product Development

• Ansys.
• OpenFOAM.
• CFD Module.
• Simcenter.
• Flowsquare.
• ParaView.
• Altair.
• SOLIDWORKS.