Introducing Code_Saturne

Code_Saturne is the free, open-source software developed and released by EDF to solve computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications.

It solves the Navier-Stokes equations for 2D, 2D-axisymmetric and 3D flows, steady or unsteady, laminar or turbulent, incompressible or weakly dilatable, isothermal or not, with scalars transport if required.

Several turbulence models are available, from Reynolds-Averaged models to Large-Eddy Simulation models. In addition, a number of specific physical models are also available as modules: gas, coal and heavy-fuel oil combustion, semi-transparent radiative transfer, particle-tracking with Lagrangian modeling, Joule effect, electrics arcs, weakly compressible flows, atmospheric flows, rotor/stator interaction for hydraulic machines.


A practical introduction to open source CFD with Code_Saturne and SALOME in London

Based around the general CFD solver, Code_Saturne, and the suite of pre and post-processing tools, SALOME, the course covers:

  • Fundamentals of CFD and recommended best practices for CFD analysis
  • Presentation of the chain of open-source tools to carry out a full CFD analysis:
    • CAD
    • Meshing
    • Setting up a physical and numerical model and solving
    • Visualisation and analysis
  • Practical application tutorial

The objective of the course is to enable participants to undertake a complete CFD cycle, from CAD generation to results analysis using the following open source software:

  • SALOME - geometry generation, meshing, results visualisation and analysis
  • Code_Saturne - simulating the fluid flow and heat transfer


The latest news

  • salome_cfd 2019 introduction video

    05 Aug 2019

  • Advanced CFD and Turbulence Modelling targeting HPC: Code_Saturne Training Course at the University of Zaragoza

    01 Jul 2019

    The course (sponsored by CECAM as a joint CECAM node event) will take place on 1-3 October 2019.

    The following topics will be dealt with:

    • Fundamentals of CFD
    • Introduction to turbulence, focusing on Large-Eddy Simulation (LES)
    • Introduction to non-equilibrium gas dynamics
    • Description of the latest fully validated version of Code_Saturne (V6.0) and its structure -Use of Code_Saturne’s GUI
    • Use of Code_Saturne’s user subroutines Introduction to HPC for CFD, with an overview of the code’s performance on various types of architectures, including Xeo... Read more
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