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, 4.0, ...
Intermediate versions, partially validated, every 6 months : version number 3.1, 3.2 et 3.3 for the 3.x series
Corrective versions when necessary : 3.0.1, 3.0.2, ... , 3.3.1, 3.3.2, ...
Stable release Code_Saturne version 3.0.5 (long-term support):
Intermediate release Code_Saturne version 3.3.2:
Code_Saturne 3.0 is a stable, validated version, declared fit for industrial use in the framework of the EDF R&D Quality Assurance system. See the NEWS file for features. The 3.0.5 is a corrective version over the 3.0 series.
To install this version, the user can refer to the installation guide provided on the web site, or use the automatic installer.
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.
The PDF files as well as the source files used to generate them are distributed with the source code.
You can download it on the web site:
Access to the forum
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)
Concerning code coupling
EDF's software for transient thermal simulations in complex solid geometries (GPL licence)
SYRTHES can be directly coupled to Code_Saturne.
Integrated platform for numerical simulation: CAD, meshing, code coupling, visualisation (GPL licence)
EDF's software for structure mechanics analysis (GPL licence)
Code_Aster can be coupled to Code_Saturne through the SALOME platform (prototype)
Free software for parallel visualisation
Free software for graphical analysis and parallel visualisation
Free software for CAD and meshing
GNU Operating System
GNU licences and Free Software Foundation