We develop a discrete adjoint version of OpenFOAM (currently based on OpenFOAM-3.0.x). It can be applied to topology optimization cases, but a wide range of other use-cases can also be tackled due to the flexibility of the discrete adjoint approach. The following features are available:

  • Full first order adjoint of the whole OpenFOAM package
  • Equidistant or Revolve Checkpointing
  • Symbolically differentiated linear solvers
  • Parallelization with adjoint-MPI – AMPI
  • Tangent Linear and Finite Difference Implementations for verification

The source is available upon request. Please drop us a mail and we'll grant you access to the repository.


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    Markus Towara & Arindam Sen
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