Code_Saturne

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From Code_Saturne version 2.0, the release schedule changes.

A stable version, under Quality Assurance, every 2 years with an extended life-time of 2 years : version number 2.0, 3.0, ...

Intermediate versions, partially validated, every 6 months : version number 2.1, 2.2 et 2.3 for the 2.x series

Corrective versions when necessary : 2.0.1, 2.0.2, ... , 2.1.1, 2.1.2, ...


Intermediate release Code_Saturne version 2.3.1:

This is an intermediate version, partially validated.

To install this version, the user can refer to the installation guide provided herebelow, or use the automatic installer.


Stable release Code_Saturne version 2.0.4 (long-term support):

Code_Saturne 2.0 is a stable, validated version, declared fit for industrial use in the framework of the EDF R&D Quality Assurance system. See the 20/07/11 news page for features. The 2.0.4 is a corrective version over the 2.0 series.

To install this version, the user can refer to the installation guide provided herebelow, or use the automatic installer.

Basic libraries

Compulsory auxiliary libraries

Install script (python)

Coupling with SYRTHES:
It is also possible to couple Code_Saturne and the solid thermal code SYRTHES.

Additional libraries (external links):
These links are provided for information. Most of these libraries are available directly in compiled form through the package managers of the Linux distributions. It is strongly advised to use these compiled packages.

  • Libxml2 (compulsory for GUI)
  • Qt (compulsory for GUI)
  • Python (compulsory for GUI)
  • Metis (recommended for parallel computing)
  • CGNS (compulsory for CGNS format pre- or post-processing)
  • MED (compulsory for CGNS format pre- or post-processing, available on SALOME website)
  • HDF5 (compulsory for CGNS format pre- or post-processing)
  • Open MPI (one type of MPI library compulsory for parallel computing)
  • MPICH2 (one type of MPI library compulsory for parallel computing)

Documentation

Documentation (version 2.3.1):

The PDF files herebelow as well as the source files used to generate them are distributed with the source code. 

Documentation (version 2.0):

The source files used to generate the pdf files are distributed with the source code. 


Useful links

Access to the forum

Concerning Code_Saturne and CFD
TWiki de l'Université de Manchester (UK)
Collaborative website dedicated to Code_Saturne and to CFD
TWiki CFD : www.cfdtm.org
TWiki Code_Saturne : saturne.cfdtm.org

ERCOFTAC CFD database
Large CFD database of validation test cases from the European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, administered by the University of Manchester.
Access is free (registration needed for internal feedback on database usage)
cfd.mace.manchester.ac.uk/ercoftac

Concerning code coupling
SYRTHES
EDF's software for transient thermal simulations in complex solid geometries (GPL licence)
SYRTHES can be directly coupled to Code_Saturne.

SALOME platform
Integrated platform for numerical simulation: CAD, meshing, code coupling, visualisation (GPL licence)
www.salome-platform.org

Code_Aster
EDF's software for structure mechanics analysis (GPL licence)
Code_Aster can be coupled to Code_Saturne through the SALOME platform (prototype)
www.code-aster.org

Miscellaneous utilities
ParaView
Free software for parallel visualisation
www.paraview.org

VisIt
Free software for graphical analysis and parallel visualisation
wci.llnl.gov/codes/visit

Gmsh
Free software for CAD and meshing
www.geuz.org/gmsh

Other links
GNU Operating System
GNU licences and Free Software Foundation
www.gnu.org