Academic Program

FLOW-3D academic program
FLOW-3D academic program

Flow Science offers free academic license programs for FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D HYDRO and FLOW-3D CAST to faculty members, researchers, instructors, and students at academic institutions in the United States and Canada, as well as in many other countries through our subsidiaries Flow Science Australasia, Flow Science Latin America, Flow Science India, and Flow Science UK. Academics in other regions should contact their FLOW-3D distributor directly for more information on program availability and license options.

Licenses granted under these programs do not entitle the user to technical support services other than assistance with installation and licensing.

For those who are interested in more powerful license options and/or technical support, we offer significant discounts for academic use; contact us at sales@flow3d.com.

Flow Science Academic Programs​

Students and professors in the US and Canada can apply for an academic license here. We recommend checking our Supported Platforms before applying, to make sure that you have the right hardware and software to run FLOW-3D.

Subsidiary Academic Programs

Flow Science Australasia

Students and professors at universities in Australia and New Zealand can apply for an academic license through Flow Science Australasia.

Flow Science Latin America

Students and professors at universities in Mexico and across Central and South America* can apply for an academic license through Flow Science Latin America.

*Students and professors in Brazil can apply below.

Flow Science India

Students and professors at universities in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka can apply for an academic license through Flow Science India.

Flow Science UK

Students and professors at universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland can apply for an academic license through Flow Science UK.

Flow Science offers free 4-month licenses for FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D CAST, and FLOW-3D HYDRO for the purpose of academic research.  Applications require a research proposal. If accepted, a license for the software that best fits the applicant’s field of research will be issued.* If you have any questions, please email academic@flow3d.com.

*Applicants who are interested in modeling additive manufacturing or welding processes should read the section below, Research Licenses for FLOW-3D AM, before applying.

Details:

  • Students and faculty may apply.
  • Licenses granted under this program do not entitle the user to technical support services other than assistance with installation and licensing.
  • Only applicants who have never been a customer of Flow Science or its affiliates are eligible for a license under the Research Assistance program.
  • Each research group is only eligible for one license under the Research Assistance program.
  • Licenses issued under the Research Assistance program are limited to four months. Extensions are available through a paid academic license.
  • If you are interested in a supported or long-term academic license, please contact our Sales Team.
  • Please check the FLOW-3D Supported Platforms page to confirm that you have the necessary hardware and software.

Research Licenses for FLOW-3D AM

Our FLOW-3D AM software is used around the world for cutting edge research of additive manufacturing and laser welding processes. To successfully model these complex applications often requires hands-on user training and technical support from our team, which is why we do not offer a free, unsupported license for these products.

If you are interested in using FLOW-3D AM or one of its components, FLOW-3D WELD or FLOW-3D DEM, in your academic research, we encourage you to contact our sales team. You can also submit a Research license application, and a CFD engineer will be in touch with you to discuss your application and provide details about our licensing and technical support options. If you have any questions, please email academic@flow3d.com.

Flow Science offers free teaching licenses of FLOW-3D to faculty members who are interested in incorporating CFD software into their course syllabus. Applications require a course number and description. If the application is accepted, a network license for the appropriate FLOW-3D product* will be issued to the faculty member. If you have any questions, please email academic@flow3d.com.

*Licenses for FLOW-3D AM not available through this program.

Details:

  • Faculty may apply.
  • We recommend applying for a TA license at least one month in advance of the semester.
  • If your application is accepted, we will require a License Agreement to be signed by a duly authorized representative of your department before we can issue your license.
  • Licenses granted under this program do not entitle the user to technical support service other than assistance with installation and licensing. If you are interested in a license with technical support, please contact our Sales Team.
  • Please check the FLOW-3D Supported Platforms page to confirm that you have the necessary hardware and software.

Engineering departments at universities in the United States and Canada are eligible for long-term department-wide access to FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D CAST or FLOW-3D HYDRO for research and teaching. Faculty members and staff can apply. If you have any questions, please contact us at academic@flow3d.com.

*Licenses for FLOW-3D AM not available through this program.

Details:

  • Faculty or administrators may apply.
  • Core-limited user tokens for students and staff in the licensed department.
  • The software must be installed and made available to students in computer lab resources as part of standard department academic software packages, and may also be installed on additional research lab computers as needed.
  • An academic license agreement must be executed.
  • An annual affidavit and report affirming the usage in accordance with the license agreement is required after initial installation, and then yearly prior to renewal.
  • Licenses granted under this program do not entitle the user to technical support service other than assistance with installation and licensing.
  • Please check the FLOW-3D Supported Platforms page to confirm that your department has the necessary hardware and software.
 

Academic Resources

Apply to the Academic Program

Academic Program Application
Academic Status *
Please provide your university email address.
We recommend applying for a Teaching Assistance license at least one month in advance of the semester. If your application is accepted, we will send you a License Agreement to be signed by a duly authorized representative of your department before we can issue your license.
Department-wide licenses are only available in the United States and Canada. If you are outside the US or Canada, please email us at academic@flow3d.com or contact your distributor directly to discuss your academic license options.

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Teaching Assistance

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Please list the name and/or a brief description of each course.

Licensing Information

To find your Host Name:
Windows – Open a Command Prompt, type hostname.
Linux – Open a terminal window, type hostname to see the host name returned.

To find your MAC Address:
Windows – Open a Command Prompt, type ipconfig /all and provide the Ethernet or WiFi adaptor physical address. (Do not use an address if it has 'Virtual' in the name.)
Linux – Open a terminal window, type ifconfig -a and provide the HWaddr.

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