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03 Jul 2014
July 3, 2014

New Code Update Released – 2.2.xD

TotalSim are pleased to announce an updated set of codes for their CFD process based around OpenFOAM®** 2.2.x.  A number of new features and improvements have made which we have outlined below (with large amounts of code restructuring behind the scenes). This is now available for download for Support Customers from our ftp area. If you need any assistance then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Results of some of the testing that we’ve conducted (and can share) can be found on the wiki here. There hasn’t been a big change in the model results on any of the test cases that we’ve conducted or with the speed of the solver, however the update does allow us to use some of the newer functionality in OpenFOAM going forwards.

We are also in the process of updating the wiki articles to reflect these code changes so please get in touch if you have any questions. There is also a guide on how to migrate an existing 2.0.xC model to this new version on the wiki here together with an installation guide for this latest update which can be accessed on the wiki here.

If you would like to know more about CFD support with TotalSim or if you have any questions about any of the features below then please email us at support@totalsim.co.uk or call us on (+44) 01280 840 316.

OpenFOAM® Customisations

  • TOpenFOAM UpdateotalSim’s OpenFOAM toolkit now more modular, standard flow-solvers now used with all TotalSim functionality retained.
  • OpenFOAM version updated to the more recent 2.2.2 standard.
  • Forces improved
    • More control of output format; decimal places,option of writing pressure only forces.
    • Option for storing Uw/tauw for averaging etc
    • Porous forces reordered and moved.
    • Order of the columns updated so that porous contributions now appear in the last columns.
  • Monitors improved.
    • more control of output format decimal places,
    • more functions added.
  • Optional laminar zones added in kOmegaSST model
  • Template scripts updated to reflect current best practice (based on the F3 car)
  • transientScript now supports DES/URANS and some moving mesh (still in development).




  • Now built around Paraview-v4.1Postpro v2.7.8 Update
  • Resolution now fully adjustable. 1920×1080 (HD) by default
  • Eye-dome lighting (semi-realistic rendering) now supported
  • LIC quality is improved
  • LIC can now be rendered on CPU and GPU
  • New ‘multi-plots’ and ‘multi-movies’ approach where multiple variables rendered on each slice. Leads to a speed up against 2.6.2 even with increased resolution.
  • Uses Paraview standard .vtm format rather than in-house .tsv files (thanks to improvements in Paraview)


  • GParaview 4.1 UpdateUI version of Paraview-v4.1 included
  • Improvements to LIC released
  • Further release notes available here

Misc PostPro tools

  • Jpg2evo now supports conversion to avi and gif
  • Tool to convert and vtk files to vtp format (vtk2vtp)


**OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® are registered trade marks of ESI.


One Response to New Code Update Released – 2.2.xD
  1. […] 2.2 Update – The whole suite of core codes was updated to OpenFOAM®** release 2.2.xD, following an extensive period of testing within TS. So far the feedback on this new version has been good with nearly all customers positive about the change and associated improvements. […]


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