Development of an open-source three-dimensional finite-volume RANS solver


FEST-3D (Finite-volume Explicit STructured 3-Dimensional) is open-source computational fluid dynamic solver written in Fortran 90 for solving the Navier-Stokes equations on structured grids using state-of-the-art finite-volume methods. It is a modular, multiblock, finite-volume code developed to solve flow problems in the field of aerodynamics.


Documentation of FEST-3D is at project's website


Jatinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Anant Girdhar, Rakesh Ramakrishnan, R. Teja, Santanu Ghosh, FEST-3D: Finite-volume Explicit STructured 3-Dimensional solver, Journal of Open Source Software, 5(46), 1555, https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.01555.


Details about the governing equations used in the FEST-3D code can be found in the publication by Jatinder Pal Singh Sandhu et al. (Singh Sandhu, J. P., Girdhar, A., Ramakrishnan, R., Teja, R. D., & Ghosh, S., A convergence study of solutions using two two-equation RANS turbulence models on a finite volume solver for structured grids, AIAA 2018-3859).

FEST-3D Team




Department of Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai (600036), India.