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).