The openFuelCell program is being developed with the open source C++ objected oriented software OpenFOAM, therefore it is necessary to have a working installation of OpenFOAM.  At time of writing, OpenFuellCell has been tested and is known to work with the repository release of 2.1.x.

Some experience running OpenFOAM applications, as might be obtained from OpenFoam tutorials, will be helpful. Instructions for building OpenFOAM come with the download, and further assistance can be obtained from the discussion forum. The WIKKI pages are also useful for supplementary information.

The sofcFoam code is maintained in a Git  version control system repository on SourceForge.  The Git command line client tool is git.  Graphical tools are also available, e.g. , SmartGit.