Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA, 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, and in the subsequent years, we have increased its sophistication with TruVOF, boasting pioneering improvements in the speed and accuracy of tracking distinct liquid/gas interfaces. Today, Flow Science products offer complete multiphysics simulation with diverse modeling capabilities including fluid-structure interaction, 6-DoF moving objects, and multiphase flows. From inception, our 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.
Modeling complex flow domains accurately requires specialized techniques, and we are committed to providing expert technical support to each of our customer’s specific modeling needs. As a result, FLOW-3D products expose a significant portion of our program to user interaction, avoiding a ‘black box’ approach employed by other CFD packages, and allowing for more diverse applications. We are proud to 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. We take care of these users directly, and through a high-quality channel of subsidiaries (Flow Science Japan, Flow Science Deutschland GmbH, Flow Science Software Trading Co., Ltd., Flow Science Latin America SAS, Flow Science United Kingdom, Flow Science India and Flow Science Australasia) and independent partners.
Here in New Mexico, our commitment to science and engineering starts with our local community of future engineers, scientists and explorers. Over the years, we have contributed to the Santa Fe community by sponsoring and participating in March for Science, volunteering for Hour of Code™, and promoting other STEM events. In addition to our education outreach, Flow Science supports organizations working to improve lives and end homelessness and hunger in northern New Mexico, including the Food Depot, Kitchen Angels and St. Elizabeth’s Shelter.
Flow Science has won the New Mexico Family-Friendly Workplace Award from 2017 to 2022, as well as the New Mexico Flying 40 Award from 2016 to 2022. Flow Science has also been awarded the 20/20 Northern New Mexican, Best Places to Work in New Mexico 2013, Voyager Award 2012, Principal Best 10, Intel Cluster Ready Voyager Award 2011, Employer of the Year for the State of New Mexico, and Employer of the Year and Business Excellence Award.
Visiting Flow Science
Santa Fe Municipal Airport (Airport code: SAF)
Albuquerque International Sunport (Airport code: ABQ)
This is the more frequented airport and is located about 60 miles from Santa Fe. You can rent a car and drive to Santa Fe, or take Groome Transporation’s Shuttle Service (reservations recommended).
Coming from the South, on I-25:
Santa Fe is about an hour’s drive north of Albuquerque on Interstate 25. As you approach Santa Fe, take the St. Francis Drive exit north into town. Approximately two miles north on St. Francis, turn right onto San Mateo Road, and follow to the 4-way stop. Turn right on Galisteo Street and follow to Harkle Road, which is the last road on the right just before the stop light (St. Michael’s Dr.). Turn right onto Harkle Road, and follow for one-tenth of a mile. Our office is located on the right-hand side at 683 Harkle Road.
Coming from the North, on Highway 285:
Heading south on Highway 285, turn left onto San Mateo Rd. (about 1 mile south of Cerrillos Road), and follow San Mateo to the 4-way stop. Turn right on Galisteo Street and follow to Harkle Road which is the last road on the right just before the stop light (St. Michael’s Dr.). Turn right onto Harkle Road, and follow for one-tenth of a mile. Our office is located on the right-hand side at 683 Harkle Road.