Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Flow Science was founded in 1980 by Dr. C. W. (Tony) Hirt, who was one of the principals in pioneering the “Volume-of-Fluid” or VOF method while working at the Los Alamos National Lab. FLOW-3D is a direct descendant of this work, but in the intervening years we have taken it to a much higher level with TruVOF, boasting major improvements in the accuracy of tracking distinct liquid/gas interfaces. FLOW-3D is about much more than just free-surface flows though. It is a complete multi-physics package with significant modeling capabilities including but not limited to fluid-structure interaction, 6-DoF moving objects, and multiphase flows. From the beginning, our goal and vision has been to provide our customers with excellence in flow modeling software and services. Our most recent strategic plan gives voice to this vision:
To be the only solution that engineers worldwide look to for answers to their free-surface problems; to deliver those answers accurately, quickly, and easily.”
We know that modeling complex flow domains is not simple, so we give careful attention to each customer’s special modeling needs. As a result, we expose a significant portion of our program to user interaction, avoiding the “black box” approach applied by other CFD packages. We support a stellar customer base of commercial, academic, and government users around the globe who use FLOW-3D to improve the world on a daily basis, a fact we are very proud of. We take care of these users directly, and through a high-quality channel of affiliated companies (Flow Science Japan, Flow Science Deutschland GmbH, and Flow Science Software Trading Co., Ltd (China)) and independent partners.
Flow Science has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Mexico, an award given out by Albuquerque Business First. Flow Science was one of ten companies that received this honor in the Medium Company category.
On November 13, 2012, Flow Science, won for the second year in a row, the Intel® Cluster Ready Voyager Award, part of the Intel® Cluster Ready Partner Appreciation Awards at SC 12. The Voyager Awards recognize those organizations that have contributed to Intel® Cluster Ready advancement, total available market growth and helped penetrate the much sought after but elusive “missing middle” for customers moving to cluster-based solutions.
Flow Science’s unwavering commitment to their employees’ long-term financial well-being has earned them national acclaim. An independent judging panel of employee benefits experts named Flow Science as one of the 2012 winners of The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.
In November of 2011, Flow Science was a recent honoree of the Intel® Cluster Ready Voyager Award, part of the Intel Cluster Ready Partner Appreciation Awards at SC 11. The Voyager Awards recognize those organizations that have contributed to Intel Cluster Ready advancement, total available market growth and helped penetrate the much sought after but elusive “missing middle” for customers moving to cluster-based solutions.
On April 16, 2011, the Santa Fe Professional Business Women of New Mexico awarded Flow Science their prestigious 2010-2011 Employer of the Year for family-friendly policies and practices designation for the state of New Mexico.
In 2010, Flow Science was awarded two awards for excellence: the Employer of the Year, awarded by the Santa Fe Professional Business Women and the Business Excellence Award by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.