We have made the decision of basing our development branch on the stable version of OpenFOAM, rather than OpenFOAM-dev. This reduces the amount of work required to constantly adapt the OpenQBMM code base following the frequent changes to OpenFOAM-dev. It also simplifies the process of verification and validation of our code base, and helps users […]

Changes to development branch

We have updated the installation instructions of OpenQBMM, providing guidance on how to use it on the following platforms: Windows 10 (via Windows Subsystem for Linux) Ubuntu Linux via pre-packaged OpenFOAM Other Linux distributions, building OpenFOAM from source In case you experience difficulties following these instructions, please report them on the issue tracker.

Updated installation instructions

We are pleaded to announce the release of OpenQBMM 3.0.0. Major changes are summarized below: Multiphase solver polydisperseBubbleFoam for gas-liquid systems based on the solution of a generalized population balance equation for a joint size-velocity NDF (Contributed by Jeffrey Heylmun). The computational model allows each bubble size to have its own velocity (polycelerity), and relies […]

OpenQBMM 3.0.0 released

The OpenQBMM live distribution provides rapid access to OpenQBMM, without requiring to build the per-requisites of the code, and, eventually, without installing a Linux distribution. It is ideal for learning about OpenQBMM, and for training purposes. Several formats are available, as illustrated in the dedicated page. The images are created with SUSE Studio, and are […]

OpenQBMM live distribution

Windows 10 (Anniversary update or following) users can now run OpenFOAM and OpenQBMM. The steps to follow are simple: Install WSL as explained here: Start Ubuntu for Windows Add the repository for OpenFOAM provided by the OpenFOAM foundation sudo add-apt-repository sudo sh -c “wget -O – | apt-key add -“ Refresh the […]

Run OpenQBMM on Windows 10

OpenQBMM 2.0.0 is now available! A list of the major changes follows. A general framework for the solution of evolution equations involving a distribution function was implemented (univariatePDFTransportModel). Turbulent mixing models: a new solver, mixingTransportFoam, is provided to solve turbulent mixing models using velocity fields obtained from RANS flows solvers. The following mixing models are […]

OpenQBMM 2.0.0

I am pleased to announce the first stable release of OpenQBMM, which includes the following features: Implementation of the Extended Quadrature Method of Moments for lognormal and gamma kernel density functions. Implementation of univariate population balance solver with kernels for aggregation, breakup and growth, diffusion. pbeFoam – Population balance solver for zero-dimensional problems, mostly used […]

OpenQBMM 1.0.0 released!

We are pleased to announce that we now have a discussion board where questions concerning the project can be asked, and feedback can be provided. We also created an IRC channel for more direct interaction. You can find more details on our support page. Our legal page was updated to add links to policies of […]

Forums and IRC chatroom