our purpose

Democratize the use of CFD simulations


Who we are

When the founders of NablaFlow set out to re-invent flow simulation in 2018, they had one goal: to make it accessible to anyone. Today, that's exactly what we're doing. We are a company founded by experts in technology and management who are passionate about helping people reimagine what's possible when it comes to wind simulations. As we continue to grow our team, our tools, and our reach, we believe that the best is yet to come.


The Why

Urban development, architecture, wind engineering, tunnel analysis, aerodynamics, and performance sports —are all fields that have historically been limited by the expertise required to perform complex computations.

NablaFlow has changed all that by developing a cloud-based simulation platform that can be accessed on any device, making it possible for anyone who has ever needed to perform an aerodynamic or structural analysis to do it themselves. Based in Stavanger, Norway, NablaFlow’s goal is to reshape the world of flow simulations by making them accessible to non-expert professionals working in multiple fields.


the vision

Our vision at NablaFlow is about reinventing the world of high-end wind simulations. We are providing state-of-the-art simulation tools and services for wind studies and aerodynamics.


the mission

Our mission is to empower people around the world by making it easier for them to understand their environment through wind simulations. We streamline and simplify the design process by offering an automated tool that generates optimized designs for aerodynamic simulations with minimal user input. We aim to extend our expertise in aerodynamic design to other fields such as urban wind and professional sports by providing high-quality tools that can be easily accessed by anyone around the globe.


the story

The team behind NablaFlow had a revolutionary vision for flow simulation. Siri Kalvig, Knut Erik Gijlarhus, and Luca Oggiano founded the company in 2018. The team had a strong technical and commercial background. Since its inception, NablaFlow has aimed to make flow simulations more accessible to non-expert professionals in multiple fields

In late 2019, Siri Kalvig left NablaFlow to pursue other interests. The company is now headed by Luca Oggiano as CEO and Knut Erik Giljarhus as CTO

NablaFlow is currently operative in multiple fields (urban wind, professional sports, product design, wind engineering, meteorology, tunnel analysis, aerodynamics) and actively implements technologies from different fields (machine learning, automation, cloud development, optimization, parametrization) to redesign the way wind simulations are seen, executed, and used. We make flow simulations accessible to non-expert professionals by combining state-of-the-art technologies into one platform - NablaFlow.


the technology

NablaFlow is actively implementing technologies from different fields like machine learning, automation, cloud development, optimization, parametrization, and generative design. All to redesign the way wind simulations are seen executed and used via a cloud-based platform. The tools used and developed within NablaFlow are based on NablaCore. NablaCore is a scalable, seamless, web-based technology built on OpenFoam and deployed on different cloud computing platforms.

Built-in cloud, our platform allows users to perform aerodynamic calculations at scale without needing any programming skills or specialized software. It automates all aspects of the calculation process so users can focus on analyzing their results instead of wasting time on tedious tasks like data preparation or running jobs manually

We are proud to be working with professionals in urban wind, professional sports, product design, wind engineering, meteorology, tunnel analysis, and aerodynamics. We are experts in computational fluid dynamics who are passionate about helping people reimagine what's possible when it comes to wind simulations.