Learning Material for Code Aster and Salome Meca

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A non-exhaustive list of learning material for whoever interested in using Code_Aster and Salome_Meca.

The BOOK[edit]

Beginning with code_aster - A practical introduction to finite element method using code_aster and Gmsh

This book by Jean-Pierre Aubry, one of the gurus and super-users of code_aster, is perhaps the must-read material for anyone wanting to start, especially structural engineers with focus on 1D [beams, columns, trusses, cables] and 2D [walls, slabs] analytical elements.

His pre- and post-processing workflow is based on Gmsh, outside thus the Salome_Meca ecosystem, and the material presented for creating the so-called "command file" that drives the code_aster analyses is invaluable.

Video Tutorials[edit]

Official Documentation and Code_Aster Forum[edit]

Code_Aster has perhaps one of the most extensive list of documentation and validation cases. The downside is that documentation is written in French and then machine-translated to English, which can be a bit clumsy at times. In any case, for a correct reference of the commands to be written in a command file I always recommend double-checking with the French version, other than that the English version is fine in most cases for reading.

  • Documentation for stable v14 version. Contains:
    • U(tilisation) documents that explain each available command
    • R(eference) documents that explain the theoretical basis of the code
    • V(alidation) documents that summarize the validation cases - along with an explicit list of all testcases by name

You can watch this video to see a bit about the documentation and how to access and run all testcases inside Salome_Meca. All testcases are also included in the installed folder of Salome_Meca [.../V201xxxxx/tools/Code_aster_xxxx/share/aster/tests]

Code_Aster in Italy - mostly for who speaks Italian[edit]