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Code_Saturne documentation


Code_Saturne is EDF's general purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software.

The basic capabilities of Code_Saturne enable the handling of either incompressible or expandable flows with or without heat transfer and turbulence. Dedicated modules are available for specific physics such as radiative heat transfer, combustion (gas, coal, heavy fuel oil, ...), magneto-hydrodynamics, compressible flows, two-phase flows (Euler-Lagrange approach with two-way coupling), or atmospheric flows.


Code_Saturne may be configured and installed using the configure shell script and make. Please read the INSTALL file in the toplevel source directory if you are not familiar with configuration scripts generated through GNU autoconf and automake.


See PLE (Parallel Location and Exchange).

User sources, functions, and subroutines

Many user examples are available in the user examples tab:

Additional documentation

In addition to the Doxygen documentation, Code_Saturne is provided with six pdf documents: