Academic Program

Academic Programs

FLOW-3D CFD academic programs

Flow Science offers its free academic license program 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.

Flow Science Academic Program

Students and professors in the US and Canada can apply for an academic license here.

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 licenses to the full featured version of its products for the purpose of academic research. The application is as easy as submitting a concise research proposal (1-2 pages). If accepted, a license for FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D CAST or FLOW-3D HYDRO will be issued to the applicant and their advisor. If you have any questions, please email academic@flow3d.com.

Details:

  • Licenses granted under this programs do not entitle the user to technical support service other than assistance with installation and licensing.
  • Only applicants who have never been a customer of Flow Science 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.

Flow Science offers free network teaching licenses of FLOW-3D to faculty members who are interested in incorporating CFD software into their course syllabus. Courses like fluid mechanics, undergraduate-level CFD, graduate-level CFD, turbulence, or hydraulics are ideal for students to be introduced to FLOW-3D. If accepted, a network license for FLOW-3D or FLOW-3D CAST will be issued to the department offering the course. If you have any questions, please email academic@flow3d.com.

Details:

  • 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 programs do not entitle the user to technical support service other than assistance with installation and licensing.
  • If you are interested in a supported or long-term academic license, please contact our Sales Team.

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 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. If you have any questions, please email academic@flow3d.com.

With the release of FLOW-3D HYDRO, we are offering an entirely new academic licensing program. Civil, environmental and coastal engineering departments at universities in the United States and Canada are eligible for department-wide access to FLOW-3D HYDRO for research and teaching. To learn more about this program, please contact us at academic@flow3d.com.

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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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