CAE Linux

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CAE LINUX. Revelation for the Engineers

This Ubuntu 12.04 based distributive is real engineer’s revelation filled with the most interesting and powerful projecting software. It isn’t hard to supply latest Ubuntu 14.04 with the same soft list, so I’ve decided to do it instead of replace my latest OS with 2 versions previous one. I think the most important reason of this distributive creation was to show the variety and richness of Linux possibilities. Now I’ll display the list of software included in CAE Linux.

  • ASTK Aster 11.3 MPI
  • CAD Py CAM — cad.py is a single-file script by Neil Gershenfeld, capable of creating GCode files for isolation milling and drilling
  • CAE Terminal — the special terminal for fast software starting
  • Calculix Wizard — pre-post & FE solver
  • Code-Aster Wizard
  • Code-Saturne Terminal & Wizard — 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
  • Discretizer & Discretizer Mesh — computation for fluid dynamics
  • DXF2GCode — A program to convert a dxf drawing into G-Code
  • Eficas Qt — Graphical editor for Code Aster command files
  • ElmerGUI -FEM solver
  • enGrid — mesh generation software with CFD applications in mind.
  • FreeCAD — parametric 3D modeler
  • G3Data Graph Analyzer is used for extracting data from graphs
  • GCAM
  • GMsh Mesh Generator — 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor. Its design goal is to provide a fast, light and user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced visualization capabilities. Gmsh is built around four modules: geometry, mesh, solver and post-processing
  • GNU Octave high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation
  • Helyx-OS — Graphical User Interface designed to work with the latest version of OPENFOAM
  • Imagej — ImageJ is a public domain, Java-based image processing program developed at the National Institutes of Health
  • Impact FEM — xplicit Finite Element Program Suite which simulates dynamic impact events. It has a range of elements, contact handling and different material laws. Models can be created, solved and analyzed with the included pre- and postprocessor
  • ITKSnap 1.6ext
  • Java Foil & Prop— uses several traditional methods for airfoil analysis
  • MBDyn Terminal — MultiBody Dynamics Simulation Software
  • NetGen Mesh Generator — NETGEN is an automatic 3d tetrahedral mesh generator. It accepts input from constructive solid geometry (CSG) or boundary representation (BRep) from STL file format
  • Open Foam 2.1.1 terminal & Wizard — has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics
  • Open SCAM simulates 3-axis CNC milling or engraving. It is a fast, flexible and user friendly simulation software for the DIY and Open-Source community
  • Paraview — data analysis and visualization application. ParaView users can quickly build visualizations to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. The data exploration can be done interactively in 3D or programmatically using ParaView’s batch processing capabilities
  • PyCAM — toolpath generator for 3-axis CNC machining. It loads 3D models in STL format or 2D contour models from DXF or SVG files. The resulting GCode can be used with EMC2 or any other machine controller
  • Qt Octave — graphical interface for Octave
  • RKWard — RKWard is an easy to use and easily extensible IDE/GUI for R
  • Salome V6_6_0 — provides a generic platform for Pre- and Post-Processing for numerical simulation. It is based on an open and flexible architecture made of reusable components.
  • Scilab Advanced CLI — Scilab is widely used in secondary and higher education institutions for teaching mathematics, engineering sciences and automatic control engineering.
  • Spyder — Mathematics & programming is a powerful interactive development environment for the Python language with advanced editing, interactive testing, debugging and introspection features
  • >wxMaxima — document based interface for the computer algebra system Maxima. wxMaxima uses wxWidgets, provides menus and dialogs for many common maxima commands, autocompletion, inline plots and simple animations
  • XFLRS — XFLR5 is an analysis tool for airfoils, wings and planes
  • Also the tutorial icluding the list of software.

    Unbelievable set of software

    This opens the new page of my engeneering story. I could never imagine that Linux has so various and amazing set for engeneer’s happiness. FEM, mathematics, 3d parametric design, airfoil… Time to switch to LINUX from Windows.