This is a list of commercial & free softwares for CFD and pre-processors only packages. Links to online resources on Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Simulation and Mesh Generation have also been provided.

Commercial Programs Meshing and 'Free' Programs"
NEUS NUMERIX POINTWISE: GridGen
ANSYS Products
  • Meshing
    • ICEM CFD
    • GAMBIT: Geometry And Mesh Building Intelligent Toolkit
    • ANSYS Workbench
    • ANSYS APDL
  • Solvers and Post-Processors
    • ANSYS Fluent
    • ANSYS CFX
    • ANSYS ICEPAK
    • ANSYS Workbench
    • ANSYS CFD-Post
Software free for all purposes:
CD-ADAPCO Products: (STAR - Simulation of Turbulence in Arbitrary Region) Altair: Hypermesh
AVL Products
  • Meshing
    • AVL FIRE
  • Solvers and Post-Processors
    • AVL-FIRE
ANSA
NUMECA Products GNUPlot

3DField: Contour Map
PHOENICS: Parabolic Hyperbolic Or Elliptic Numerical Integration Code Series EasyCFD
RICARDO Products FEATFLOW
CRADLE Products EnGRID

EnSight
MENTOR GRAPHICS: FloEFD
  • Meshing
  • Solvers and Post-Processors
+FE Module
ACRi CFD: ANSWER FieldView
RadTherm: Heat Transfer Analysis Software TetrUSS
FEMAP: Siemens PLM **
FLOW-3D GridPro
COMSOL Triangle: 2D Mesh Generator
CFD++ COMET - Ferziger & Peric: FORTRAN Codes
XFlow Trelis CFD
"Simulation CFD" (formerly CFDesign) GMSH
AcuSolve from Altair MeshLab
NOGRID
  • Meshing, Solver, Post-Processing


Visualization Toolkit
FLOWVISION SU2
TileFlow: CFD for Data Centres NetGen
ESI Group CFD
  • Meshing
    • ESI: CFD-GEOM
  • Solvers and Post-Processors
    • ESI: CFD-ACE+
    • ESI: CFD-FASTRAN
    • ESI: CFD-VIEW
TechPlot
ADINA CFD Geompack ++

Discretizer
CONVERGETM from Convergent Science TeraPlot
NISA CUBIT
KIVA: Ignition, combustion, and pollutant-formation processes in engines Nektar++
FlowSquare CADfix
PumpLinx: customized for quick turn-around in simulations of turbo-machineries VisIt:
Open-source Post-processing Tool
SOFiSTiK DOLFYN Open Source CFD
DISLIN: Device-Independent Software LINdau - Data Plotting Library - - written by Helmut Michels at the Max Planck Institute in Lindau FLASH
Caedium - from Symscale NaSt2D : Navier-Stokes solver in 2D - freeware written in C
SMARTFIRE- Fire Simulation Tool for Fire Engineers FDS- Fire Dynamic Simulation for fire-driven flows
FLARESIM- flare systems for offshore platforms, gas plants, refineries and chemical plants EURANUS - EURopean Aerodynamic NUmerical Simulation
iconCFD PARNASSOS: Maritime Research Institute Netherlands
CM2 MeshTools & CM2 FEM DistMesh: Mesh Generation in MATLAB
TEXSTAN Automesh2D
FAST: Fatigue, Aerodynamics, Structures, and Turbulence for Wind Turbines Jaal , For additional info, click here
Newton: Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) for material flows
Here is a bigger list!
NAFEMS: International Association of Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community
MAGMASOFT: Casting Simulation
CGNS: CFD General Notation System
AIAA: Committee on Standards for CFD
NRC: Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Computational Fluid Dynamics Best Practice Guidelines for Dry Cask Applications: Final Report (NUREG-2152)
Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Centre for Turbulence Reseach
APS: Americal Physics Society
ASHRAE: Americal Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineering
IFRF: International Flame Research Foundation
Journal of Computational Physics
International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow
NREL: National Renewable Enerry Laboratory
A very useful link of meshing technology
FCRI: Fluid Control Research Institute, India
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