CFD Software Development

A globally trusted, expert engineering CFD software development partner

For over 30 years, ICON has been an expert CFD Software Development partner to industry. Indeed, we were for example the first to disrupt industry with open source CFD (Ref.).

The big difference is that we are engineers first, not just expert coders with exceptional software. The ability to experience and understand the application from an engineering perspective, and its impact on a whole vehicle for example, gives our customers a huge advantage in their applications of CFD. Our engineers can physically be there, working on your site, alongside your project teams. Not every CFD software development provider is willing or able to do this.

We are trusted with the most sensitive data and projects. Tailored to your particular situation, we recognise the need to be flexible and adaptable to customer requirements, objectives, budgets and timescales. Our CFD Software Development team can support your projects – local, national and international – at minimal notice.

ICON CFD Software Development services include:

  • Trusted, proven and flexible contracted development and customisation services supplied to companies large and small
  • High quality solver, pre/post processing developers with over 15 years’ experience working with industry.
  • Our considerable experience means ICON can quickly become productive; lots of high quality, industry robust legacy code available.
  • Plug-ins and modules available for OpenFOAM® based simulation workflows
  • Externally audited software development process following ISO quality standards
  • Large team of experts maintaining industry quality forks of OpenFOAM®
  • Small feature development projects through to maintenance of entire industry application workflows
  • Global support network for maintenance of developments in multiple time zones and languages
  • Collaborative approach to working with third parties e.g. universities to industrialise academic improvements made to the state-of-the-art

The advantages for you are:

  • Additional, expert CFD development and engineering acumen
  • Help solving particular problems or issues
  • Fresh-thinking
  • Acceleration of your design or development process
  • Freeing up your own resources

In addition to CFD Software Development services, we also provide a wide variety of CFD Consulting, CFD Support, CFD Training and Testing, validation and calibration services to help you deliver successful projects and increase independent capability.

Why not find out more?
In summary, ICON is a global CFD expert and the preferred option for many companies. We offer a viable CFD software alternative to the big software conglomerates that gives you more accuracy, more speed, more flexibility, greater capacity and lower costs. Get in touch and find out more.

Our on-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive benefits for clients:


  • Data sovereignty - your data under your control.
  • Frictionless exchange; one integrated process for all users.
  • Robust operational quality as standard: ISO certified.


  • Unlimited parallel simulations.
  • Faster convergence to solution.
  • Reduced product development cycles.


  • Substantially less cost than big software conglomerates.
  • Unlimited HPC-cores, parallel runs and CFD users.
  • Huge cost savings in design, development, modification.


  • Simulations capability within just a few hours of training.
  • Fully automated workflows and templated applications.
  • Subscription model with pricing known up-front.

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On-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive advantages – fast, accurate, flexible, scalable and at substantially lower cost than the big software vendors and conglomerates.

  • Global presence; offices in the UK/Europe, Americas and Asia
  • 200+ people in broader group; 100+ of whom are CFD/CAE specialists
  • The pioneers of unlimited, open source CFD technology for industry
  • ICON engineers fully integrated into customers’ working environments
  • A globally trusted, expert engineering partner to industry for over 30 years

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If you would like more information or to talk to one of our experts, please contact us

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