HELYX-OS v2.4.0 released by ENGYS®. An open-source GUI for OPENFOAM®.

ENGYS announces the release of HELYX-OS v2.4.0, an open-source graphical user interface (GUI) designed to work natively with both OpenFOAM v4.1 and OpenFOAM v1606+. HELYX-OS provides both new and experienced users with a fast and efficient interface to access the CFD utilities and solvers available in the OpenFOAM library.

The new release of HELYX-OS v2.4.0 is packed with several improvements and new features with respect to the previous version, including:

  • Support for dynamic mesh solvers for both prescribed and 6DOF motion capabilities.
  • New potential flow initialisation method for pressure and velocity fields.
  • New turbulence models available in OpenFOAM.
  • Added relaxed section to meshQualityControls for the mesh component to improve layer addition when using snappyHexMesh.
  • New moving wall velocity boundary condition for dynamic grids.
  • New option to run OpenFOAM v1606+ via Docker.

The new version of HELYX-OS has also been extended to provide direct access to the HELYX-OS Cloud connection powered by Parallel.Works. This is a subscription based service to enable users to run OpenFOAM in the cloud right from the HELYX-OS GUI environment. ENGYS will be introducing this type of cloud-based computing services across their entire range of open-source based CFD software products.

The HELYX-OS source code, binaries and installation instructions for Linux platforms are all available free of charge from GitHub without formal user support or documentation.

ENGYS also provides paying customers with access to the latest HELYX-OS and OpenFOAM installation files for Microsoft Windows. For technical support and training on HELYX-OS and OpenFOAM, please contact ENGYS or visit the CFD Support and CFD Training pages at the ENGYS' website for more information.

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