What's new in solids4foam-v2.0?

There are many changes from v1.0 and v1.1 to v2.0; the main changes are:

  • solids4foam-v2.0 compiles with newer versions of OpenFOAM and foam-extend;
  • solids4foam has moved from bitbucket to GitHub;
  • solids4foam has a new website (you are here now!);
  • In collaboration with the preCICE development team, support has been added for using solids4foam with preCICE;
  • The latest versions of solids4foam are now automatically added to the solids4foam Docker Hub page;
  • New solid mechanical laws have been added, including Mooney-Rivlin, Yeoh, and isotropic Fung (and Ogden soon);
  • New solid models have been added, such as the block-coupled vertex-centred approach built on the PETSc linear solver toolbox;
  • The fluid models more closely follow the code from the underlying OpenFOAM version;
  • The build and test scripts have been re-designed;
  • A tutorials benchmark data repository has been created for storing reference data and results for the tutorials;
  • solids4foam has a new logo! It is a deformed green nabla (like a deformed structure) with strings; the strings are a hat tip to the origins of the nabla symbol and the national symbol of Ireland;
  • The filesToReplaceInOF has been removed, although optionalFixes are still recommended when using foam-extend;
  • foam-extend is no longer the primary development fork for solids4foam; instead, it is equally likely that new features will be developed in any of the three supported forks;
  • There is greater support for OpenFOAM.com and OpenFOAM.org versions; for example, multi-material and solid-to-solid contact is now supported.