On this page you will find links to various tools and companies that may be useful in your own work in scientific computing. Please note that we have used and worked with only a small fraction of these entities, and their placement on this page does not constitute our endorsement of the product or the company.
Computational fluid analysis tools
Flow-3D, CFD software developed by Flow Science
Symscape, developers of CFD tool Caedium
Pointwise, developers of meshing tools for the CFD community
SimIon, industry standard for particle tracing analysis
The Visualization ToolKit (VTK), an amazing collection of C++ libraries for manipulating a visualizing data.
QT, collection of C++ libraries for cross-platform GUI development. Can be integrated with VTK.
OpenFoam, collection of PDE solvers, specifically written for CFD. Not Windows compatible.
Walking Randomly, musings about various scientific computing topics
Excel Unusual, amazing examples of numerical analysis in Excel
Another Fine Mesh, blog from the folks at Pointwise
CAEWatch, a blog dedicated to CFD and CAE analysis
Science 2.0, user editable science blog
Ask a Mathematician / Physicist, blog dedicated to answering basic math and physics phenomena
Science and Technology Companies
Silver Bird Astronautics, mission and launch vehicle analysis
Colorado Advanced Technology, LLC, Fort Collins-based plasma physics research
CU Aerospace, “an integrated aerospace company”
MSNW, LLC, developers of field reversed configuration (FRC) thrusters
Applied Physical Sciences, specializing in hydrodynamics, electromagnetics, and signal processing
Tech-X Corporation, developers of plasma solvers and C/C++ libraries
CRAFT Tech, specialists in combustion research and flow modeling
Busek, developers of spacecraft plasma thrusters
CFD Research Corporation, multiphysics modeling for aerospace, biomedical and energy applications
Electric Propulsion and Plasma Physics Associations and Conferences
International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC) 2013, October 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Electric Propulsion Technical Committee at AIAA
Nuclear and Plasma Sciences (NPS) Society from IEEE
Division of Plasma Physics at the American Physical Society
Electric Rocket Propulsion Society (ERPS)
University Research Groups
Computational Plasma Dynamics Laboratory at University of Florida
MicroPropulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory at The George Washington University
Nonequilibrium Gas and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory at University of Michigan
High Power Electric Propulsion Laboratory at Georgia Tech
Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Lab at Princeton University
Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office at the DoD
Hall thruster research at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, part of Dept. of Energy
Air Force Research Laboratory, Space and Missile Propulsion at Edwards AFB
NASA SEE, Space Environment and Effects program
Contamination and Coatings Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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