As The Environmental Hydraulics Institute IHCantabria is an official contributions to OpenFOAM-v1612+  and OpenFOAM-1706, IHFOAM has become a part of the official release by OpenCFD ( Therefore, once you download and install OpenFOAM in your computer, you will find the boundaries conditions and some tutorials.

You can upgrade OpenFOAM-v1612+ and OpenFOAM-v1706, by adding the solver for two-phase flow within porous media by means of the VARANS equations (download) and the mangrove-fluid interaction (download).

IHFOAM was initially developed to simulate numerically all the processes related to coastal engineering. In a constant development, IHFOAM has now become a more friendly and flexible tool by adding all the known capabilities to a graphical user interface (GUI). Written in Python, this new capability decreases considerably the learning curve and provides engineers a powerful tool to deal with projects in a visual way.

IHFOAM can be still downloaded for older versions (from version 1.7.1 to v1606+). The source code can be accessed at GitHub and detailed instructions on how to download, compile and run the code can be found in the following wiki site:

Apart from the source code we offer some documentation files and tutorials, also for free, when you register using the following form. When you complete the registration an e-mail will be sent automatically to your account with the download instructions. If the e-mail does not arrive, please check your spam folder or contact us.


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