Software Partners


United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Austria, Greece, France, Spain

ICON is a privately-owned CFD technology company formed in 1992 with headquarters in Windsor, UK. ICON has extensive experience in the use of proprietary software for CFD simulation and optimization, together with expertise in developing and supporting open source CFD technologies. It supports customers from a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, energy and processing sectors.



Our Swedish cooperation partner is a specialist in the development of CFD software. SHIPFLOW is a collection of tools for the hydrodynamics design of ships. Over the past ten years it has become the world standard for ship hydrodynamics CFD. The software suite is a powerful instrument for the optimization of ships and has thus been given a dedicated coupling interface to CAESES / FRIENDSHIP-Framework. The close business partnership between FLOWTECH and FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS is also reflected in the SHIPFLOW / FRIENDSHIP-Framework design package, which both software developers license mutually. They have worked conjointly in the R&D scheme VIRTUE.


Next Limit Dynamics

XFlow is a state-of-the-art CFD solution that uses new paradigms that break the limitations of traditional methodologies. The XFlow team includes talented leaders, highly competent Masters and Phd engineers, all highly passionate about computational fluid dynamics. Our customers are leading global brands in the aerospace, automotive, energy, electronics and manufacturing industries. We offer a strong value proposition, a close and long-term relationship, and we align our development strategy to the needs of our customers.



NUMECA International is a Belgian software developer and solutions provider for fluid dynamics simulations. It produces automated and customized Flow Integrated Environments. The software allows the design, simulation and optimization of flow problems. FINETM/Marine is a CFD platform for marine applications, which can be readily coupled to CAESES / FRIENDSHIP-Framework, essentially adding the CFD functionality to the CAE system. Cooperation is entertained also between FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS and NUMECA Deutschland.



Pointwise is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD).  Pointwise’s meshing software generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; interfaces with ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, and Unix; and has a scripting language that can automate CFD meshing.  Pointwise software is known for its high quality grids and ease of use and for the expert technical support provided with it.  More information is available on Pointwise’s web site,



Cooperation Partners


CPU 24/7

Flow simulations used in modern design processes require substantial computational resources. Consequently, high-end hardware and software solutions are regularly needed to drive design by simulation. However, investments in this field are sometimes very costly, binding capital, know-how and staff outside a company’s core competence. CPU 24/7 and FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS have therefore started a cooperation to support high performance computing. CPU 24/7 provides tailored IT resources both remote and on demand. They offer services as carefree packages for hosting, housing and selling with the target to allow heavy load simulations whenever needed. Remote access to the computational power by CPU 24/7 can be realized via the CAESES / FRIENDSHIP-Framework. The CPU 24/7 extends it’s business model and is now also offering High Performance Computing on Demand where customers can book their private HPC cluster for high speed calculations.



The Hamburg Ship Model Basin (Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt) sustains expert knowledge in hydrodynamic research. The independent institution has , therefore, been involved in various international R&D. HSVA and FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS have worked conjointly in a number of research projects (VIRTUE, FORM-PRO, OptiSWATH). HSVA’s wave resistance flow code n-SHALLO is a fully non-linear, potential code computing the inviscid flow around a ship hull at a free surface. It can be tightly integrated in CAESES / FRIENDSHIP-Framework via a plug-in.


Kevin Cudby
New Zealand

New Zealand-based writer and yachtsman Kevin Cudby regularly publishes on yachting, power boating and motoring. Together with FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS he has conducted a research on the k-spline curve, a development of his, and its application in hull modeling. Over 2007, we worked out the implementaton of this parametric section curve in CAESES / FRIENDSHIP-Framework. This application has been successfully used for the design of yacht hulls for Groupe Finot—the prototype of a 3.6m dinghy was built in October 2009. Check Kevin Cudby’s website for the paper and thorough information. An editorial piece introducing the k-spline in yacht design was published in the March/April 2010 issue of Ship & Boat International.



Based in Wageningen, Netherlands, research institute Marin exercises hydrodynamic research and development for the worldwide maritime industry. The company operates a business unit for maritime simulation and software. One of MARIN’s software tools for hydrodynamic research is Rapid, a wave resistance and flow code. Rapid can be coupled to CAESES / FRIENDSHIP-Framework, for which both software developers have developed a distinct XML interface. MARIN was, like FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS, part of the R&D team of VIRTUE.



Channel Partners


Beijing Hi-Key Tech

Beijing Hi-key was founded in 1996 as one of the most active companies in the Chinese Hi-Tech field. With branches in Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, and Guangzhou, Hi-key can deliver prompt and efficient services to customers throughout China. Hi-key provides first level support and services for advanced CAE users in all major industries such as aerospace, shipbuilding, nuclear, automotive, power, chemical, oil & gas, and energy.


South Korea

Delta ES Co., Ltd. is a leading CAE/CFD company in South Korea with a staff that includes 5 PhD and 6 MSc experts. We serve customers in all major industries from automotive, power generation, chemical process, architecture/civil, environmental, shipbuilding/marine, aerospace, to semi-conductor and display industries. With our high engineering skills we offer the very best engineering consulting services in CAD/CAE/CFD, as well as integrated solutions, software development, distribution, simulation process automation, optimization and creation of tool-chains. Trust via integrity, value creation, and customer achievement are the guiding principles of Delta ES.


Don Computing
Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN, Middle East

Don Computing offers custom CFD/FEA/Process Modeling/EOR simulation solutions, training and consulting for the chemical, aeronautical, minerals, biomedical, and oil & gas industries. Don is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Australia. The CEO of Don Computing famously conducted the Guinness bubble simulation which generated great media attention in 2000. Please contact Don Computing for further info:



Founded in 2009, FsTech employs more than 10 professionals with expertise in CAE and optimization. Engineering simulation is our sole focus, and we specialize in software sales and consulting as well as OpenFOAM CFD custom development.


Nanjing Tianfu Software

Nanjing Tianfu Software Co., Ltd (NJTF) was founded in 2011, and employs more than 20 professionals most of whom hold Masters or PhD degrees. With expertise in CFD, FEA, and design optimization, NJTF is dedicated to provide engineering simulation software sales, support, and consulting services in China.



SOYOTEC LIMITED has its headquarters in Beijing and branch offices in Xi’an, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. The company was founded in 2009 and offers CAE, CFD, and MDO software and services to the Chinese shipbuilding, automotive, power generation, and aerospace industries. For further information please contact Max Lai at


Wave Front

Wave Front Co., Ltd. was incorporated in March, 1990. Since then, Wave Front has been focusing on CFD and Plasma simulation software development and sales. Recently Wave Front also started a business to provide solutions for CFD based geometry optimization to Japanese customers.