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Open Source ANSYS Fluent Alternatives

The best open source alternative to ANSYS Fluent is OpenFOAM. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to ANSYS Fluent and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to ANSYS Fluent are Elmer, FEATFLOW, Code_Aster for Windows and Code_Aster.

This page was last updated Oct 5, 2020
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  1. OpenFOAM

    • FreeOpen Source
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    OpenFOAM is the leading free, open source software for CFD, owned by the OpenFOAM Foundation and distributed exclusively under the General Public Licence (GPL).

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    Almost everyone thinks OpenFOAM is a great alternative to ANSYS Fluent.

    most powerful alternative but unfortunately it has a steep learning curve and is time consuming to work with even after learning. it will be the best if it has a graphical user interface (GUI).

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  2. Elmer

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Elmer is an open source multiphysical simulation software mainly developed by CSC - IT Center for Science (CSC). Elmer development was started 1995 in collaboration with Finnish Universities, research institutes and industry.



  3. FEATFLOW

    • FreeOpen Source
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    The program package FEATFLOW is both a user oriented as well as a general purpose subroutine system for the numerical solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in two and three space dimensions.

  4. Code_Aster for Windows

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Code_Aster is a free software for numerical simulation in structural mechanics. It is a general software for simulation in mechanics and calculation of structures.

  5. Code_Aster

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Structures and thermomechanics analysis for studies and research.

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  6. ENigMA - Extended Numerical Multiphysics Analysis

    • FreeOpen Source
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    ENigMA is an object-oriented C++ template library which aim is to provide multi-physics simulation in a multi-domain environment.

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  7. SU2

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Open-source collection of software tools for performing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis and design.

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  8. Code_Saturne

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Code_Saturne solves the Navier-Stokes equations for 2D, 2D-axisymmetric and 3D flows, steady or unsteady, laminar or turbulent, incompressible or weakly dilatable, isothermal or not, with scalars transport if required.

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