Scanning probe microscopy data visualisation and analysis
A data visualization and processing tool for scanning probe microscopy (SPM, i.e. AFM, STM, MFM, SNOM/NSOM, ...) and profilometry data, useful also for general image and 2D data analysis.
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
APBS is a software package for the numerical solution of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation, a popular continuum model for describing electrostatic interactions between molecular solutes over a wide range of length scales. <http://www.poissonboltzmann.org/>. Please register at http://goo.gl/LGVU5j before downloading!
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.
MCX - GPU-accelerated 3D Photon Transport Simulator
MCX is a Monte Carlo simulation software for static or time-resolved photon transport in 3D media. It uses GPU-based massively parallel computing techniques and is extremely fast compared to the traditional single-threaded CPU-based simulations.
GenX is a scientific program to refine x-ray refelcetivity, neutron reflectivity and surface x-ray diffraction data using the differential evolution algorithm. GenX is very modular and highly extensible and can be used as a general fitting program.
Build custom robots in your browser with IncrediBots! Design your robot by drawing shapes, joints, motors, and more! Then, pilot your machine using your own custom key bindings. NOTE: OPEN SOURCE VERSION CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM "FILES" TAB!
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.
A multi-procedure, multi platform electron spectrum evaluation program, with special options for atomic physics and XPS/UPS spectroscopy.
Open-source cross-platform spectrometer device driver
SeaBreeze is a device driver library that provides an interface to select Ocean Optics spectrometers. It is written in C/C++ and builds and runs on Windows (XP/7/8), MacOSX, and Linux (x86/x64/ARM).
Physically-accurate robotics simulator written in Python
ARS is a physically-accurate robotics simulator written in Python. It's main purpose is to help researchers with to develop mobile manipulators and, in general, any multi-body system. It is open-source, modular, easy to learn and use, and can be a valuable tool in the process of robot design, in the development of control and reasoning algorithms, as well as in teaching and educational activities.
OpenFlower is a free and open source CFD code (for Linux and Windows) mainly intended to solve the turbulent incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with a LES approach. It can deal with arbitrary complex 3D geometries with its finite volume approach.
QXRD is software for the acquisition and analysis of X-ray data taken with 2 dimensional detectors. The software can drive a Perkin Elmer XRD series flat panel detector and can be remote-controlled via a socket interface, or directly from SPEC
Fast FDTD solver with graphics card support
Fast FDTD solver with graphics card support. Optimized for nanoscale optics - scanning near field optical microscopy, rough surface scattering and solar cells. Uses CUDA environment for graphics card operation.
OpenRayTrace is an optical lens design software that performs ray tracing. It is built using python, wxPython, and PyOpenGL. It should run on any platform that python, wxPython and PyOpenGL run on.
Simulate high power rocket flights with splash down plots
This software allows you perform six degree of freedom simulations of High Power Rocket (HPR) and model rocket flights. Parachute descent is also simulated. 3D flight trajectories are produced as well as detailed tabular flight data. Running in Monte Carlo mode allows generates multiple possible flight paths and splash down plots, indicating the probability of landing in an area. Peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Open Research Software (JORS) http://doi.org/10.5334/jors.137 "Cambridge Rocketry Simulator – A Stochastic Six-Degrees-of-Freedom Rocket Flight Simulator"
COmputational fluid dyNamics STRUctured grid CreaTor for 2D airfoils
Construct2D is a grid generator designed to create 2D grids for CFD computations on airfoils. The grids are generated in Plot3D format. The only required input file is the set of coordinates defining the airfoil geometry, using the same format as XFoil, the popular vortex-panel code for airfoil analysis. Construct2D can create grids with O topology (recommended for airfoils with a blunt trailing edge) or C topology (recommended for airfoils with a sharp trailing edge). Now available in version 2.0: hyperbolic grid generation to create higher quality grids in a fraction of the time compared to elliptic grid generation. Elliptic grid generation is still available also. Smooth airfoil surface spacing is handled automatically with user-controlled clustering parameters. Also included is a visualizer written in Python with matplotlib.
2D Finite Element Analysis for Acoustics
Wavefront is a programme for simulating 2D acoustic systems, with a particular emphasis on determining wavefront shapes at the mouths of horns. It accepts CAD drawings in DXF format and produces animated displays of wave propagation as well as exporting various data as text files. It is GPL software and runns on Linux and Windows.
Arrowmatcher is a ballistics software for crossbow archers. It can calculate the speed, kinetic energy, trajectory, aiming solution and much more of an arrow (or bullet). It uses a simplified 6 degree of freedom model.
Applications and device drivers for the EPICS real time database system (see http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics)
IFEFFIT is a library and set of interactive programs for the analysis of x-ray absorption fine-structure (XAFS) data. IFEFFIT combines state-of-the-art analysis algorithms with graphical display of XAFS data, and general data manipulation. It can be
IRBEM-LIB provides routines to compute magnetic coordinates for any location in the Earth's magnetic field, to perform coordinate conversions, to evaluate geophysics/space-physics models, and to propagate orbits in time.
Simulation of EPR spectra of nitroxide biradicals
The program Orthos is developed to performed simulation (including nonlinear least-squares fitting) of EPR spectra of nitroxide biradicals. The program capabilities include simulation of rigid-limit and slow-motional spectra, of both isotropic and aligned samples. The spectra of multiple paramagnetic species, both bi- and monoradicals can be modeled. NB: Please note that now (as of Nov 2016) the distribution is being updated so that to improve reliability, OS-universality, and the quality of documentation. If you have any troubles installing/compiling/using the software, please contact me. I would be glad to help.
direct data plotting and evaluation
The Plot.py project tries to supply a measurement data visualization and treatment framework being easy to use while keeping the freedom for advanced users to execute additional data treatment algorithms. Plotting is done via gnuplot and the script used to produce the graphs can be exported for later use/changes. Many raw experimental data types (mostly of x-ray and neutron scattering experiments) are supported with more to be added on user request. The data treatment includes non-linear fitting, integration and differentiation, peak-finder and more. User python code can be executed in the integrated IPython console.
pyBallistics is a graphical small arms ballistics program used to calculate ballistic coefficients, and model bullet trajectories. Future improvements will be a reloading database, and web links to industry reloading data.