Monday, August 12, 2013

SU2 Now on Git

Good news for Open Source Computational Fluid Dynamics from the SU2 team:
The Stanford University Unstructured (SU2) development team is proud to announce that the open-source SU2 suite has moved to GitHub!

This change makes it much easier for individuals and groups to use and modify the code for their own purposes. It also means that now SU2 is more open than ever. Moving to GitHub is an important and exciting step for SU2, and we are looking forward new contributions from the community in the true spirit of open-source software.

Users who wish to work with the code will now find that all of the capabilities they require to track modifications are already in place. Copying the code and submitting revisions is easier than ever with GitHub's "fork" and "pull request" features.

In the year and a half since our initial release, SU2 has been downloaded over 5,700 times, and the main SU2 website has received over 45,000 visits from around the world. Our forum hosted by CFD online sees an abundance of activity from many of our users.

SU2 is under active development in the Aerospace Design Lab (ADL) in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University and is released under an open-source license.

More information can be found at:
Thank you for your interest and support! The SU2 team
I think this is a really good thing (see previous discussion about SU2 being more open). You may say, why do we need another open source CFD code, don't we already have OpenFOAM? Yes we do, but OpenFOAM is focused on industrial CFD applications that tend to have incompressible formulations and methods. SU2 is a compressible flow finite-volume code (with lots of neat design optimization capabilities too). If you come from the compressible flow world, then you'll find the schemes and methods (upwind/flux splitting, TVD limiters, etc) in SU2 are right in your comfort zone. The beauty of open source is that we can have all these complimentary options to fill different niches.

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