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List of computer simulation software

The following is a list of notable computer simulation software.

Free or Open Source

  • Advanced Simulation Library - open source hardware accelerated multiphysics simulation software.
  • ASCEND - open source equation-based modelling environment.
  • 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 and scientific prototyping and data processing.
  • Galatea - A multi-agent, multi-programming language, simulation platform.
  • GNU Octave - An Open Source mathematical modeling and simulation software very similar to MATLAB.
  • Minsky (economic simulator) - an open source visual computer program for dynamic simulation of economic models.
  • ns-3 - a popular Open Source network simulator.
  • Mobility Testbed - an Open Source multi-agent simulation testbed for transport coordination algorithms.
  • NetLogo - an Open Source multi-agent simulation software
  • OpenFOAM - an open-source used for Computational Fluid Dynamics (or CFD)
  • OpenEaagles - multi-platform simulation framework targeted to help simulation engineers and software developers rapidly prototype and build robust, scalable, virtual, constructive, stand-alone, and distributed simulation applications.
  • Open Source Physics - An expansive, open-source Java software project for teaching and studying physics. It contains packages for drawing and plotting, solving differential equations, exporting to animated GIFs and movies, simulations, and much more.
  • Physics Abstraction Layer - an open source physics simulation package.
  • Sage - System for Algebra and Geometry Experimentation via Python.
  • Scilab - Free Open Source Software for Numerical Computation & Simulation similar to matlab
  • SimPy - an open-source discrete-event simulation package based on Python.
  • Stanford University Unstructured - an open-source used 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.


  • 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
  • ACSL and acslX - Advanced Continuous Simulation Language
  • AMESim - platform to analyze multi-domain, intelligent systems and predict and optimize multi-disciplinary performance. Developed by LMS International
  • AnyLogic - Multimethod simulation modeling tool for business and science. Developed by The AnyLogic Company. AnyLogic PLE version is free for personal learning and educational purposes.
  • APMonitor - Dynamic simulation, validation, and optimization of multi-domain systems with interfaces to Python and MATLAB
  • Arena - simulation and automation software developed by Rockwell Automation
  • AutoCAST - Metal casting design and simulation software developed by Advanced Reasoning Technologies
  • Automation Studio - is a fluid power, electrical and control systems design & simulation software developed by Famic Technologies Inc.
  • Chemical WorkBench - Chemical kinetics simulation software tool developed by Kintech Lab
  • CircuitLogix - Electronics simulation software developed by Logic Design Inc.
  • COMSOL Multiphysics - (formerly FEMLAB) is a finite element analysis, solver and Simulation software / FEA Software package for various physics and engineering applications, especially coupled phenomena, or multi-physics.
  • DX Studio - 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.
  • Enterprise Architect - Provides simulation of UML Behavioral Modeling, coupled with Win32 User Interface interaction.
  • Enterprise Dynamics - A simulation software platform developed by INCONTROL Simulation Solutions. Features include drag-and-drop modeling and instant 2D and 3D Animation.
  • ExtendSim - Simulation software for discrete event, continuous, discrete rate and agent-based simulation
  • Flexsim is a discrete event simulation software which includes the basic FlexSim simulation software and three product lines: FlexSim distributed simulation system (FlexSim DS), FlexSim container terminal library (FlexSim CT) and FlexSim Healthcare Simulation (FlexSim HC)
  • Fluent, Inc. - Contains the broad physical modeling capabilities needed to model fluid flow, turbulence, heat transfer, and reactions for industrial applications ranging from air flow over an aircraft wing to combustion in a furnace, from bubble columns to oil platforms, from blood flow to semiconductor manufacturing, and from clean room design to wastewater treatment plants.
  • GoldSim - Combines system dynamics with aspects of discrete event simulation, embedded in a Monte Carlo framework.
  • HyperWorks - Multi-Discipline Simulation Software
  • Isaac dynamics - Dynamic Process Simulation Software for Conventional and Renewable power plants.
  • Khimera - Chemical kinetics simulation software tool developed by Kintech Lab
  • Lanner WITNESS - A discrete event simulation platform, with graphical 2D & 3D and scripting interfaces, for modelling processes and experimentation.
  • Lanner L-SIM Server - Java based simulation engine for simulating BPMN2.0 based process models.
  • Maple is a general-purpose computer algebra system developed and sold commercially by Waterloo Maple Inc.
  • MapleSim - is a multi-domain modeling and simulation tool developed by Waterloo Maple Inc.
  • MATLAB is a programming, modeling and simulation tool developed by MathWorks
  • Mathematica is a computational software program based on symbolic mathematics, developed by Wolfram Research.
  • Wolfram SystemModeler – Modeling and simulation software based on the Modelica language
  • Modelica is an open standard for modelling software
  • NEi Nastran - Software for engineering simulation of stress, dynamics, and heat transfer in structures.
  • NetSim - A popular network simulation software for education research
  • NI Multisim
  • Plant Simulation - Plant, line and process simulation and optimization software, developed by Siemens PLM Software.
  • PLECS - System-level simulations of electrical circuits. Developed by Plexim.
  • PRO/II - Steady state chemical process simulation and extensively used by oil and gas refineries.
  • Promodel - is a discrete event simulation software.
  • Project Team Builder - A Project Management simulator used for training and education.
  • 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. Visual interface with no coding environment. Support 2D and 3D animation and value stream mapping.
  • SimEvents of MathWorks adds discrete event simulation to the MATLAB/Simulink environment.
  • 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 from MathWorks (block diagrams, electrical mechanical systems, machines)
  • STAGE from Presagis - a computer-generated forces (CGF) simulation software tool to generate and execute scenarios for training and analysis.
  • TRNSYS - Developed at the University of Wisconsin for dynamic simulation of renewable energy systems, HVAC systems, building energy use and both passive and active solar systems.
  • VisSim - System simulation and optional C-code generation of electrical, process, control, bio-medical, mechanical and UML State chart systems
  • Vortex_(software) - high-fidelity, realtime physics engine that simulates rigid body dynamics, collision detection, contact determination, and dynamic reactions

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