BARAM is an OpenFOAM®-based CFD program package for compressible and incompressible flow and heat transfer analysis. It is an open source program released by NEXTform under the GNU GPL license. BARAM uses solvers developed by NEXTfoam, which has improved the performance of the standard solvers.
OpenFOAM® has the great advantage of being an open source. But there are some shortcuts in using it because it is based on the Linux OS and command-line interface. Generating mesh and setting boundary/analysis conditions in text user interface is very cumbersome for users who have used existing commercial CFD programs. BARAM was developed to improve these shortcuts of OpenFOAM®.
BARAM is an OpenFOAM® based program package that includes a Graphical User Interface (GUI). It includes utilities related to pre/post-processing provided by OpenFOAM®, and can be post-processed using its own post-processor and ParaView. Since BARAM was developed with consideration of extensibility to support various analysis modules, it is easy to add OpenFOAM® solvers and utilities, and it is possible to create modified package as you want.