SALOME is a free software that provides a generic platform for Pre and Post-Processing for numerical simulation. It is based on an open and flexible architecture made of reusable components available as free software. It is open-source (LGPL), and you can download both the source code and the executables from their website.

The SALOME simulation platform, developed jointly with the CEA and a number of industrial and academic partners, gives access to the fine degree of modelling required. Its design allows for detailed representation of all physical phenomena (mechanical, thermo-hydraulic, neutronic) and their interaction. It provides a common environment (meshing, display, supervision of calculations) which significantly increases the productivity of studies. This technology is providing the basis for new tools developed for nuclear engineering.

SALOME Platform:

  • Supports interoperability between CAD modeling and computation software (CAD-CAE link),
  • Makes easier the integration of new components on heterogeneous systems for numerical computation,
  • Sets the priority to multi-physics coupling between computation software,
  • Provides a generic user interface, user-friendly and efficient, which helps to reduce the costs and delays of carrying out the studies,
  • Reduces training time to the specific time for learning the software solution which has been based on this platform.
All functionalities are accessible through the programmatic integrated Pythonconsole.


300 users at EDF and CEA

4000 external users

12000 downloads / year (SALOME web site).