List of computer simulation software

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The following is a list of notable computer simulation software.

Free or open-source[edit]

  • Advanced Simulation Library - open-source hardware accelerated multiphysics simulation software.
  • Algodoo - 2D physics simulator
  • ASCEND - open-source equation-based modelling environment.
  • Cantera - chemical kinetics package
  • Celestia - a 3D astronomy program.
  • DWSIM - an open-source CAPE-OPEN compliant chemical process simulator.
  • Elmer - an open-source multiphysical simulation software for Windows/Mac/Linux.
  • Facsimile - a free, open-source discrete-event simulation library.
  • Freemat - a free environment for rapid engineering, scientific prototyping and data processing using the same language as MATLAB and GNU Octave.
  • Galatea - a multi-agent, multi-programming language, simulation platform.
  • GNU Octave - an open-source mathematical modeling and simulation software very similar to using the same language as MATLAB and Freemat.
  • OpenModelica - an open source modeling environment based on Modelica the open standard for modeling software.
  • JModelica.org is a free and open source software platform based on the Modelica modeling language
  • Mobility Testbed - an open-source multi-agent simulation testbed for transport coordination algorithms.
  • NetLogo - an open-source multi-agent simulation software
  • ns-3 - an open-source network simulator.
  • OpenFOAM - open-source software used for computational fluid dynamics (or CFD)
  • OpenEaagles - multi-platform simulation framework to prototype and build simulation applications.
  • Open Source Physics - an open-source Java software project for teaching and studying physics.
  • OpenSim - an open-source software system for biomechanical modeling.
  • Physics Abstraction Layer - an open-source physics simulation package.
  • Project Chrono - an open-source multi-physics simulation framework.
  • SageMath - a system for algebra and geometry experimentation via Python.
  • Scilab - free open-source software for numerical computation and simulation similar to MATLAB/Simulink.
  • SimPy - an open-source discrete-event simulation package based on Python.
  • SOFA - an open-source framework for multi-physics simulation with an emphasis on medical simulation.
  • SU2 code - an open-source framework for computational fluid dynamics simulation and optimal shape design.
  • Step - an open-source two-dimensional physics simulation engine (KDE).
  • Tortuga - an open-source software framework for discrete-event simulation in Java.
  • UrbanSim – an open-source software to simulate land use, transportation and environmental planning.

Proprietary[edit]

  • Adaptive Simulations - cloud based and fully automated CFD simulations.
  • AGX Dynamics - realtime oriented multibody and multiphysics simulation engine.
  • 20-sim - bond graph-based multi-domain simulation software.
  • Actran - finite element-based simulation software to analyze the acoustic behavior of mechanical systems and parts.
  • ADINA - engineering simulation software for structural, fluid, heat transfer, and multiphysics problems.
  • ACSL and acslX - an advanced continuous simulation language.
  • Simcenter Amesim - a platform to analyze multi-domain, intelligent systems and predict and optimize multi-disciplinary performance. Developed by Siemens PLM Software.
  • ANSYS - engineering simulation.
  • AnyLogic - a multi-method simulation modeling tool for business and science. Developed by The AnyLogic Company.
  • APMonitor - a tool for dynamic simulation, validation, and optimization of multi-domain systems with interfaces to Python and MATLAB.
  • Arena - a flowchart-based discrete event simulation software developed by Rockwell Automation
  • AutoCAST - metal casting design and simulation software developed by Advanced Reasoning Technologies.
  • Automation Studio - a fluid power, electrical and control systems design and simulation software developed by Famic Technologies Inc.
  • Chemical WorkBench - a chemical kinetics simulation software tool developed by Kintech Lab.
  • CircuitLogix - an electronics simulation software developed by Logic Design Inc.
  • COMSOL Multiphysics - a predominantly finite element analysis, solver and simulation software package for various physics and engineering applications, especially coupled phenomena, or multi-physics.
  • CONSELF - browser based CFD and FEA simulation platform.
  • DX Studio - a suite of tools for simulation and visualization.
  • Dymola - modeling and simulation software based on the Modelica language.
  • Ecolego - a simulation software tool for creating dynamic models and performing deterministic and probabilistic simulations.
  • EcosimPro - continuous and discrete modelling and simulation software.
  • Enterprise Architect - a tool for simulation of UML behavioral modeling, coupled with Win32 user interface interaction.
  • Enterprise Dynamics - a simulation software platform developed by INCONTROL Simulation Solutions.
  • ExtendSim - simulation software for discrete event, continuous, discrete rate and agent-based simulation.
  • FEATool Multiphysics - finite element FEM PDE simulation toolbox for MATLAB and GNU Octave.
  • Flexsim - discrete event simulation software.
  • Fluent, Inc. - simulation software for fluid flow, turbulence, heat transfer, and reactions for industrial applications.
  • GoldSim - simulation software for system dynamics and discrete event simulation, embedded in a Monte Carlo framework.
  • HyperWorks - multi-discipline simulation software
  • IDA ICE - equation-based (DAE) software for building performance simulation
  • Ingrid Cloud - cloud based and fully automated high-fidelity CFD simulations, by Adaptive Simulations.
  • IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) - holistic building performance analysis and simulation software
  • Isaac dynamics - dynamic process simulation software for conventional and renewable power plants.
  • iThink - system dynamics and discrete event modeling software for business strategy, public policy, and education. Developed by isee systems.
  • Khimera - a chemical kinetics simulation software tool developed by Kintech Lab.
  • Lanner WITNESS - a discrete event simulation platform for modelling processes and experimentation.
  • Lanner L-SIM Server - Java-based simulation engine for simulating BPMN2.0 based process models.
  • MADYMO – automotive and transport safety software developed by Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research
  • Maple - a general-purpose computer algebra system developed and sold commercially by Waterloo Maple Inc.
  • MapleSim - a multi-domain modeling and simulation tool developed by Waterloo Maple Inc.
  • MATLAB - a programming, modeling and simulation tool developed by MathWorks.
  • Mathematica - a computational software program based on symbolic mathematics, developed by Wolfram Research.
  • ModelCenter - a framework for integration of third-party modeling and simulation tools/scripts, workflow automation, and multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization from Phoenix Integration.
  • NEi Nastran - software for engineering simulation of stress, dynamics, and heat transfer in structures.
  • NI Multisim - an electronic schematic capture and simulation program.
  • Nogrid - meshless simulation software for fluid flow including heat transfer in 2-D and 3-D.
  • Plant Simulation - plant, line and process simulation and optimization software, developed by Siemens PLM Software.
  • PLECS - a tool for system-level simulations of electrical circuits. Developed by Plexim.
  • PRO/II - software for steady state chemical process simulation and extensively used by oil and gas refineries.
  • Project Team Builder - a project management simulator used for training and education.
  • ProLB - a computational fluid dynamics simulation software based on the Lattice Boltzmann method.
  • PSF Lab - calculates the point spread function of an optical microscope under various imaging conditions based on a rigorous vectorial model.
  • RoboLogix - robotics simulation software developed by Logic Design Inc.
  • Ship Simulator - a vehicle simulation computer game by VSTEP which simulates maneuvering various ships in different environments.
  • Simcad Pro - dynamic discrete and continuous simulation software.
  • SimEvents - a part of MathWorks which adds discrete event simulation to the MATLAB/Simulink environment.
  • Simio - an object-oriented discrete event and agent based simulation software developed by Simio LLC.
  • SimScale - a web-based simulation platform, with CFD, FEA, and thermodynamics capabilities.
  • SIMUL8 - software for discrete event or process based simulation.
  • Simulations Plus - modeling and simulation software for pharmaceutical research
  • SimulationX - modeling and simulation software based on the Modelica language.
  • Simulink - a tool for block diagrams, electrical mechanical systems and machines from MathWorks.
  • SRM Engine Suite - engineering tool used for simulating fuels, combustion and exhaust gas emissions in IC engine applications.
  • Star-CCM+ - Computational fluid dynamics software by CD-adapco.
  • Stella - system dynamics and discrete event modeling software for business strategy, public policy, and education. Developed by isee systems.
  • TRNSYS - software for dynamic simulation of renewable energy systems, HVAC systems, building energy use and both passive and active solar systems.
  • Vensim - system dynamics and continuous simulation software for business and public policy applications.
  • VisSim - system simulation and optional C-code generation of electrical, process, control, bio-medical, mechanical and UML State chart systems.
  • Vortex (software) - a complete simulation platform featuring a high-fidelity, realtime physics engine for rigid body dynamics, an image generator, desktop tools (Editor and Player) and more. Also available as Vortex Studio Essentials, a limited free version.
  • Wolfram SystemModeler – modeling and simulation software based on the Modelica language.
  • Working Model – a 2D dynamic simulator with connections to SolidWorks.(a demo, with SAVE disabled, is free)
  • VisualSim Architect – an electronic system-level software for modeling and simulation of electronic systems, embedded software and semiconductors.
  • zSpace – creates physical science applications

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