SALOME – platform for numerical simulation

The SALOME platform provides engineers/researchers/practitioners with a solution that allows them to benefit from high-level modules targeting: CAD, meshing, coupling of phenomena, visualisation, calculation supervision, uncertainties, etc, thereby aiding the overall pipeline of a numerical simulation.

These modules can be directly used by easy-to-use GUI of SALOME or via Python scripts. If desired, users can build domain-specific applications/softwares by assembling these modules to the needs of the numerical simulation.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • SHAPER – parametric and variational CAD modeler. The graphical interface offers an ergonomics particularly adapted to the drawing, modelled on the technical drawing. The variational aspect allows the user to interactively apply dimensions and constraints to a sketch. The parametric aspect ensures that the final shapes are automatically updated when a CAD element parameter is modified. Finally, SHAPER also enables simple assembly of multiple 3D parts to create a complex one.
    • Groups/regions/domains needed for simulation are created and updated automatically if geometry is changed.
    • Connection of multi-dimensional parts can be made easily.
    • Non-manifold geometries are possible, such as an edge shared by more than two faces.
    • CAD can also be designed with Python scripts thanks to the textual user interface (TUI).
  • Multi-algorithm mesh generator/editor
  • Computational code supervisor
  • Many data analysis and processing tools.

Developer: Open Cascade EDF CEA
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1

SALOME in action
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SALOME is written in C++ and Python. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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