C&R Technologies, Inc. ("CRTech") was created in 1991 by Brent Cullimore and Steve Ring. Having supported the development of SINDA/FLUINT since the early 80's, Steve and Brent took on the task of transitioning SINDA/FLUINT from a NASA-developed code to a commercial product. They began by updating and greatly enhancing SINDA/FLUINT and by providing the first-ever graphical interface, SinapsPlus® (predecessor to Sinaps®). From there the growing team continued with the development of RadCAD®, a replacement for the long-time standard thermal radiation modeling package TRASYS. Over the years, improvements and software suite expansions continued with the introduction of Thermal Desktop®, FloCAD® and TD Direct®, always with the goal of enabling fellow thermal and fluids engineers.

As a team of thermal, fluid, and chemical engineers, we understand the needs of our customers and have the knowledge to create software to meet these needs. The result is that CRTech is a world-wide powerhouse in thermal and fluids analysis software. We are not an all-in-one analysis solution for everything from stress to dynamics because we are unwilling to make the necessary compromises. We do one thing, and we do it very well.

Our customer base of over 5000 users in over 40 countries spans a broad spectrum of industries. We are the authors of the codes we sell and support commercially with personnel devoted to customer support, marketing, sales, training, and consulting.

We know what you need, so we produce tools unique to our world.

Our Core Products are:

There may be times that you are not able to purchase our software, learn how to use it, and solve your problem within your budget and time constraints. CRTech can solve this dilemma for you. We offer a full analysis consulting service for just this problem.

We also provide training in the use of all our products. See the Training page for a description of future and past courses.

Our numerous clients span such diverse industries as aerospace, aircraft manufacturers, petrochemical, electronics, automotive, energy, medical, and others:

Air Force Institute of Technology


ATA Engineering

Ball Aerospace

Blue Origin


Brigham Young University



German Aerospace Center

Embry Riddle

General Motors


Harris Corporation

Hokkaido University

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais



Johns Hopkins University

L-3 Communications

Lockheed Martin


MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Montana State


Naval Research Laboratory

NEC Corporation

New Mexico State University

Northrop Grumman

Nuclear Waste Partnership



Pennsylvania State University


Southwest Research Institute

Space Systems Loral


Thales Alenia Spazio

The Aerospace Corporation

UC Berkeley


United Launch Alliance

University of Arizona

University of Colorado

University of Nagoya

US Air Force

US Army

Utah State University

Virgin Galactic


Choking and High-speed Flow

Tuesday December 17th, 2pm MST

When flow velocities get big, things gets interesting. Above Mach=0.1, the bulk fluid "sees" a wall that is warmer than the structural temperature due to deceleration within the boundary layer. Above Mach=0.3, kinetic energy changes cease to be negligible. And of course, nothing moves faster than Mach=1.0 for internal flow. When you also add in changes in flow area, or changes in phase ... well, let's just say that doesn't simplify anything.

This webinar will introduce you to the phenomena involved, with a focus on the FloCAD modeling parameters available and their associated correlations and assumptions.

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Turbomachinery and Rotating Passages (Secondary Flows)

Thursday December 19th, 2pm MST

Are turbomachines a component in your system, and you'd like to treat them as a "black box"?

Or are they the focus of your work, and the cycle is just a boundary condition to you?

Either way, this webinar will have something to offer you. Each type of turbomachine will be covered: pumps and fans, positive and variable displacement compressors, and turbines (whether gas or hydraulic). Methods for modeling systems like turbochargers and turbopumps will be introduced. Tools for handling spinning flow passages and rotating cavities will be presented.

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Starting in 2020, we will begin offering Introduction to Thermal Desktop and Introduction to RadCAD as either in-person training or online training, alternating between online and in-person every three months. The training uses lectures and demonstrations to introduce you to basic Thermal Desktop and RadCAD usage. Hands-on tutorials provide practice building models and interpreting results (tutorials are completed by students outside of the online class time).
The next training class will be an online format in January 2020:
  • Introduction to Thermal Desktop (and SINDA) - A three-part series on January 14, 16, and 21 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
  • Introduction to RadCAD - January 23 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
For up-to-date schedules, fees, and policies, visit our Product Training page. To register for the class above, complete our registration form and select "Online" for the Training Format.
If you are interested in product training for your company based on your schedule, please contact us to obtain a quote for training between 8-12 attendees. We can come to your facility or the lectures can be presented online. Descriptions of the available classes can be found in our course catalog.
To keep up with our training opportunities, take a look at our new Events and Training Calendar.