Wanted: Your Free CFD Solver Reviews

There are many free CFD solver packages and related libraries out there that I have never used (much less reviewed on this site). For instance, I know of OpenFlower and FreeCFD. There's CLAWPACK and FreeFem and many more.

I could never find the time to properly review of all of them, but maybe you have used one of them. If so, tell us something about it! Were you able to get the results you needed? Maybe there's a setting you found that really helped?

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TYCHO 
Let me announce TYCHO - TYrolian Computational HydrOdynamics, which you will find at http://www.tycho-cfd.at/ It is an open-source project. TYCHO …

VENUS 
Structured, 3D unsteady NS solver, AF, 4th-order, curvilinear coords. Used for several projects over the years. Picture included is one where the 4th-order …

Flowsquare V4 Not rated yet
Great for visualisation of 2D. No numerical data. "Forgets' to do Karman eddies on rectangular objects perpendicular to flow.

Stanford University Unstructured (SU2) Not rated yet
The Stanford University Unstructured (SU2) suite is an open-source collection of software tools written in C++ for performing Partial Differential Equation …

Code_Saturne Not rated yet
http://code-saturne.org/cms/ Open source CFD solver developed by EDF (www.edf.com), this is in my opinion the closest free solver there is today to …

KB Not rated yet
(Note: As I am the developer, this is a description rather than a review) KB, a comprehensive educational package of reference material and computer …

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