Cadence University for teachers and researchers

NUMECA is now Cadence

Cadence offers education licenses at a significant discount from our standard commercial rates. These licenses may be used for classroom courses as well as student projects and include our full comprehensive turbomachinery, marine and multiphysics environments and the entire meshing range. 

Our Research & Development licenses for FINE™/Turbo, FINE™/Marine and Multiphysics, include the academic membership for free.

Are you a student? More information on the student page.

Academic membership

The academic membership offers unlimited cells, seats and solver cores for:


Classroom and R&D licenses

The Classroom license offers simultaneous access to multiple users (20 seats with 2 solver cores/seat) and the R&D license offers large parallel capabilities (1 seat with 64 solver cores).

Both the Classroom and R&D licenses include a free academic membership licence and offer hotline support.


  • Omnis™/AutoGrid
  • CPU Booster™
  • Modal+Flutter
  • NLH, FINE™/Design 3D, UQ 
  • FINE™/Turbo solver
  • Acoustics Broadband & Tonal 
    (only included in R&D license)


  • Omnis™/Hexpress
  • FINE™/Marine solver
  • Modal Approach, UQ


  • Vnoise™
  • All Add-Ons
  • Omnis™/Hexpress

Multiphysics FSI

Research & Development projects

In the development of state-of-the-art technologies, Cadence works in partnership on several R&D projects with many universities worldwide.


Soot model developed at TU Delft

FINE™/Open-DBS with OpenLabs™ was used to develop a soot model by adding a transport equation for the soot mass-fraction with added nucleation and oxidation source term based on Khan and Greeves + Magnussen’s oxidation model. It was applied to simulate Kent and Honnery’s turbulent ethylene flame (1987).  

Stevens Institute used FINE™/Marine to study a free-surface hydrodynamic model for simulating planing hull hydrodynamics. In addition, FINE™/Marine is an example of Cadence’s close collaboration with universities, as its solver originated as a research tool at Ecole Centrale de Nantes and is still developed there.

The Technische Universität München-Institute for Flight Propulsion is using FINE™/Turbo in research projects.  For example, the software has been used to study interaction between the flow and different casing treatments for a high pressure compressor.

Source: I. Wilke,  H.-P. Kau, “A numerical investigation of the influence of casing treatments on the tip leakage flow in a HPC front stage”, ASME Turbo Expo 2002,  Paper GT-2002-30642

Universidad Publica de Navarra used FINE™/Open-DBS with OpenLabs™ successfully for predicting wind flow to complex terrain surfaces.


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