Academic Program

Academic Programs

FLOW-3D CFD academic programs

Flow Science offers special licensing programs to faculty members, researchers, instructors, and students at academic institutions. These two programs are available to institutions within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Flow Science offers free research licenses to the full featured version of its products for the purpose of academic research. The application is as easy as submitting a concise proposal (1-2 pages) with an introduction, problem definition, and a section on expected results. If accepted, a free license to the full version of FLOW-3D or FLOW-3D CAST will be issued to the principal investigator (PI) of the research project. If you have any questions, please email RA@flow3d.com.

Restrictions:

  • Licenses granted under this programs do not entitle the user to technical support service other than assistance with installation and licensing.
  • Only applicants (or PIs) who have never been a customer of Flow Science are eligible for a license under the Research Assistance program.
  • Each research group (or PI) is only eligible for one license under the Research Assistance program.
  • Licenses issued under the Research Assistance program will be limited to four months. Extensions are available through a paid academic license.
  • This program is available to institutions within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
  • If you are interested in a supported or long-term academic license, please contact our Sales Team.

Flow Science offers free network teaching licenses of FLOW-3D to faculty members who are interested in incorporating a commercial CFD package into their course syllabus. Courses like fluid mechanics, undergraduate level CFD, graduate level CFD, turbulence, or hydraulics are the perfect candidates to take advantage of FLOW-3D. If accepted, a network license for a limited version of FLOW-3D or FLOW-3D CAST with the appropriate number of seats will be issued to the department offering the course.

Restrictions:

  • Licenses granted under this programs do not entitle the user to technical support service other than assistance with installation and licensing.
  • Licenses issued under the Teaching Assistance program will be limited to simulations with no more than 200,000 computational cells.
  • This program is only available to institutions within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
  • If you are interested in a supported or long-term academic license, please contact our Sales Team.

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.

Our FLOW-3D AM software products are used around the world for cutting edge research of additive manufacturing and laser welding processes. To successfully model these complex applications requires significant 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 apply for a Research Assistance license. One of our engineers will be in touch with you to discuss your application and provide details about our technical support and pricing.

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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.

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Please allow at least a week for review of your application. If accepted, your license will be strictly for four months and can be renewed as a paid academic license. We recommend that you have the design, geometry, initial conditions, and boundary conditions of your simulations ready so you can start your simulations as soon as you receive the license.

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