Dedicated to computer-aided engineering Linux distribution
CAELinux is a live DVD Linux distribution dedicated to open source engineering with a focus on Computer Aided Engineering and Scientific Computing. Based on Ubuntu, it features a full software solution for open source production development with many CAD/CAM/CAE applications. It includes Freecad & LibreCad 2D/3D CAD systems, Salome & GMSH pre/post processors, Code_Aster & Calculix non-linear FE solver, Code-Saturne & OpenFOAM CFD solvers, Elmer multiphysics suite, Helyx-OS, Discretizer, EnGrid & Netgen 3D meshers, GEDA, KiCad & Arduin electronic design tools, PyCAM, OpenSCAM & Cura for CNC G-code generation, GNU Octave, Rkward, wxMaxima, Scilab, Scipy & Spyder for computationnal & mathematics modeling, and many more.
Portable OS X FOSS applications
OS X FOSS portable applications are packaged so you can carry around on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (or also on your internal hard disk), taking your preferences with you.
Wind Turbine Rotor Design and Simulation
NEW QBlade v0.96.3 v0.96.3 includes a hotfix for a problem leading to crashes during polar extrapolation! Guidelines will be updated soon, until then use the Guidelines v0.95 document: https://goo.gl/htvb34 QBlade is a Blade Element Momentum Method (BEM), Double Multiple Streamtube (DMS) and nonlinear Lifting Line Theory (LLT) Design and Simulation Software for Vertical- and Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines. It also includes tools to setup and simulate the internal blade structure and perform an aeroelastic analysis of a wind turbine rotor in turbulent inflow conditions through a coupling with FAST from NREL Feature video: https://goo.gl/VAJ7ww
Real time satellite tracking and orbit prediction
Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application. Gpredict can track an unlimited number of satellites and display the data in tables and various graphical view.
JMCAD is an program for the modeling and simulation of complex dynamic systems. This includes the ability to construct and simulate block diagrams. The visual block diagram interface offers a simple method for constructing, modifying and maintaining complex system models. The simulation engine provides fast and accurate solutions for linear, nonlinear, continuous time, discrete time, time varying and hybrid system designs. With JMCAD, users can quickly develop software or "virtual" prototypes of systems or processes to demonstrate their behavior prior to building physical prototypes. The user builds his system model by selecting predefined blocks from a block library and simply wiring the blocks together. Each block of the diagram performs a function. Users can also create custom blocks in Java and add them to the JMCAD block library. JMCAD is a block diagram language for creating complex nonlinear dynamic systems.
EiffelStudio is an IDE for the Eiffel language (ECMA-367, ISO/IEC 25436). It has: an Eiffel compiler, an Eiffel GUI editor, a refactoring tool, Eiffel analysis tools and Eiffel libraries. Eiffel applies O-O principles and Design by Contract for quality. http://www.eiffel.com
The Ground Station Software Suite projects aims at providing free, useful software tools for ham radio operators. Currently, this projects hosts the Grig communication radio control.
QuteScoop is a platform-independent status indicator for VATSIM. It's available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Software for electromagnetic simulation
MaxFem is an open software package for electromagnetic simulation by using finite element methods. The package can solve problems in electrostatics, direct current, magnetostatics and eddy-currents. We have moved the installers to the MaxFEM website (see below). In order to improve MaxFEM, we will require you to fill out a simple form before downloading them.
MICO is a mature, secure, robust, fully standards-compliant implementation of the CORBA standard. It is available as GNU open source software and is widely used for robust application integration.
ORSA is an interactive tool for scientific grade Celestial Mechanics computations. Asteroids, comets, artificial satellites, Solar and extra-Solar planetary systems can be accurately reproduced, simulated, and analyzed.
Software libraries and tools designed for implementation and testing of the Common Image Generator Interface (CIGI), an interface for communication between an image generator and host device in simulations.
The aoetools are programs for users of the ATA over Ethernet (AoE) network storage protocol, a simple protocol for using storage over an ethernet LAN. The vblade program (storage target) exports a block device using AoE.
VHF-UHF propagation prediction and radio coverage analysis tool.
QRadioPredict is an experimental software for VHF-UHF propagation prediction and radio coverage analysis. Currently it works on Linux and Windows 32 bit (Vista tested). Can be used as a repeater site planing tool. Uses OpenStreetMap tiles or public sattelite imagery as background. Elevation profiles are taken from NASA 1 degree SRTM 3 arcsec elevation files (*.hgt) obtainable from various sources. Uses a new algorithm for glound clutter attenuation prediction, based on a ray model. Terrain type data is taken from Corine CLC2006 shapefiles, which gives great accuracy for all of Europe, or from any other land cover data such as VMAP0 shapefiles. Has an internal APRS client which can be used to display stations as a landmark. Can use antenna radiation patterns generated by 4NEC2 or other NEC2 compatible antenna modelling programs. QRadioPredict can operate as a traditional standalone program or can be connected to Flightgear for real-time radio analysis.
DXF Viewer and Editor (Lines- Arcs - Circles - Polylines - Text - Trace - Solids)
Parallel Iterative Deconvolution is a multithreaded ImageJ plugin for iterative image deblurring.
APTOS is an open source Apt translator project. It consists of several CAM applications, based on the Apt programming language. It is used to create control programs for cnc mills, lathes, water jets, lasers, and other industrial equipment.
Control and capture GUI for IIDC compliant cameras
Coriander is a full-featured GUI for IEEE1394, IIDC-compliant digital cameras.
Parse and decode METAR, TAF, SYNOP, BUOY, AMDAR and write data as XML
metaf2xml can download, parse and decode aviation routine weather reports (METAR, SPECI, SAO), aerodrome forecasts (TAF), synoptic observations (SYNOP), observations from buoys (BUOY) and meteorological reports from aircrafts (AMDAR). Data can also be taken from decoded BUFR messages. The extracted data can be written as XML or passed to a user-defined function (all done in Perl). It also provides XSLT style sheets to convert the XML to plain language (text, HTML), or XML with different schemas. A web-based (CGI) user interface can be used to download and display up-to-date weather data from NOAA, Ogimet, and other sources.
JSBSim Commander is a GUI front-end for the development of aircraft flight models for the JSBSim flight dynamics model (used by FlightGear, etc.).
EPSILON is a powerful Open Source wavelet image compressor. The project is aimed on parallel and robust image processing.
PEPsal is an integrated, multi-layer, transparent TCP Performance Enhancing Proxy which splits the connection into two parts, making use of Linux TCP enhancements when sending data, and largely improving performance in links with different characteri
gdsii to gdt (graphics data text) format translator written in C/C++ that converts a binary gdsii file to a text format that is compact and easy to parse.
J-ICE stands for Jmol interface for crystallographic and electronic properties. Is an extension of the powerful, platform independent molecular visualizer Jmol, towards crystallographic and electronic properties. More info will be given soon.
faces is a powerful and flexible project management tool. It not only offers many extraordinary features like multiple resource balancing algorithms and multi scenario planing, but can also be easily extended and customized.