Vortexje is open-source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. It implements the source-doublet panel method for incompressible potential flow, with the following features:


The library is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL v2.


A presentation introducing Vortexje is available here.

API documentation is available online.


Support is available from Baayen & Heinz GmbH.

Software Requirements

Vortexje uses Eigen for linear algebra, and the CMake build system.

Source Code

The latest source code is available through the Git version control system:

  git clone git://git.baayen-heinz.com/Vortexje.git

The repository can also be viewed on-line at git.baayen-heinz.com.

Related Software

For a coupling with the MBDyn multi-body dynamics software, see vortexje-mbdyn.