OpenFOAM is described as 'is the leading free, open source software for CFD, owned by the OpenFOAM Foundation and distributed exclusively under the General Public Licence (GPL)'. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenFOAM for Windows, Linux, Mac, GNU Octave and MATLAB. The best alternative is SimFlow. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Elmer or KRATOS Multiphysics. Other great apps like OpenFOAM are COMSOL Multiphysics (Paid), CFDTool (Freemium), ANSYS Fluent (Paid) and FEATool Multiphysics (Free Personal).
- Kratos Multiphysics (A.K.A Kratos) is a framework for building parallel multi-disciplinary simulation software. Modularity, extensibility and HPC are the main objectives. Kratos has BSD license and is written in C++ with extensive Python interface. View 13 alternatives to KRATOS Multiphysics
- Free • Open Source
- FEATool Multiphysics is a fully integrated Finite Element FEM CAE simulation toolbox for Matlab. With FEATool you can easily model and simulate heat transfer, fluid flow CFD, structural mechanics, chemical reactions, general PDEs, and more. View 38 alternatives to FEATool Multiphysics
- Free Personal • Proprietary
- GNU Octave