OpenCFD release OpenFOAM® version 1.7.1

OpenCFD release OpenFOAM®  version 1.7.1

26th August 2010

OpenCFD are pleased to announce the release of version 1.7.1 of their OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 1.7.1 is distributed: (1) as Deb packs created for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS; (2) as source code for compilation on other Linux systems. Version 1.7.1 is primarily derived from version 1.7.0 including a number of bug-fixes and new developments, notably the following:

Compiler support
OpenFOAM-1.7.1 now compiles and optimises correctly using gcc-4.5.0 following the resolution of memory aliasing issues.
Operating system support
OpenFOAM-1.7.1 has been verified to run on OpenSuSE-11.3 using the system gcc-4.5.0 compiler.

For information about the new features in the 1.7 series of OpenFOAM software, see also the version 1.7.0 release announcement and release notes.

Bug reporting The release of OpenFOAM-1.7.1 coincides with the release of the new bug reporting system.

For more information about the bug-fixes and changes in 1.7.1, please see the OpenFOAM Commit History (opens in new window).

OpenFOAM is produced by OpenCFD — who are Henry Weller, Mattijs Janssens, Chris Greenshields, Andy Heather, Sergio Ferraris, Graham Macpherson, Helene Blanchonnet and Jenya Collings — with external contributions from Mark Olesen.

To download OpenFOAM 1.7.1, click here

For a full list of new features, see the Release Notes