We are excited to launch the SimScale Academic Program, which brings cloud-based CAE software into universities, schools, and classrooms around the world.
With no downloads, no installs, and advanced collaboration tools, SimScale is quickly becoming the CAE software of choice for many academic users who are looking for a free, high-performance simulation environment for FEA, CFD, and Thermal Analysis. As all the computing is done in the cloud, high-end workstations are not necessary in order to get results—rather any laptop running with a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chrome OS and Internet connection will get the job done. For students and educators with a tight budget, this is a huge step in the right direction.
What does the SimScale Academic Program offer?
For students, the SimScale Academy is a new learning platform that offers on-demand courses about engineering simulation. There are currently 12 courses available, including the Biomedical Engineering Workshop, the CFD and FEA Master Classes, and the Drone Design Workshop. More courses by top instructors are added on an ongoing basis.
For educators, tutorials and resources for learning how to use SimScale and bring it into the classroom are now easily accessible. We’ve also partnered with Onshape to create a 3-week “Add-on” curriculum. Complete with lesson plans, homework assignments, and student assessments, this curriculum focuses on using Finite Element Analysis and the SimScale platform to analyze, optimize, and improve product designs.
A special Academic Plan is also available for qualified students, researchers, and educators who need to create private projects. This 6-month plan is aimed at:
- Students who are members of a Student Design Team (i.e., Formula Student, Formula SAE, and SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design)
- Students who are writing a Thesis or Dissertation
- Students who are enrolled in a school course using SimScale and have a valid code from their instructor
- Researchers who are teaching a course with SimScale or working on a research project
- Educators who are teaching a course with SimScale or working on a research project
With more than 200 colleges, universities, and schools already using SimScale, we are excited to see how our academic users continue to create, learn, and become simulation experts using SimScale! For more information about the SimScale Academic Program, visit our new Academic Program page.