The simplest method to get OpenFOAM running for this course is to set up a virtual machine. We prepared a VirtualBox disk image which runs on any operating system that VirtualBox supports (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux being among the more popular choices). We strongly recommend that for the purposes of this course you install OpenFOAM on your laptop using this method. This will give you a working installation with very little effort required on your side and has the added benefit that all installations are uniform.

1) Install VirtualBox with ExtensionPacks

Windows and Mac OSX

2) Import the IFD VirtualBox image (from USB-stick)

3) Start the virtual disk

4) Set up a shared folder (optional)

With a shared folder you can directly transfer files and directories from and into your virtual machine very easily.


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