How do I start to learn Code-Aster?

We do not aim to add here more tutorials for Code-Aster as there exist already many, spread over the web.

Instead of that we point to some existing learning material which we find are well prepared. In our opinion they are a very good starting point for those who have diligence, time and passion. For those who feel under pressure in terms of time and productivity we reccomend of course our seminars. The passion is in any case an important ingredient for learning Code-Aster.

  • The very good introduction of Jean-Pierre Aubry available as book on paper or as .pdf
  • The EDF course material
  • The test cases of Code-Aster. These are found in a directory named "test" beneath the Code-Aster (or SalomeMeca) installation directory. Each test case has a documention
  • The test cases of Code-Aster named FORMA*, (formation = education, learning). They have been introduced by the developers of Code-Aster as first tutorials.

The book of Jean-Pierre Aubry is very didactic and allows you to progress working along proposed exercises.

The course material of EDF lacks of related exercises but has the advantage to treat very advanced topics.

The test cases in the folder "test" are the most complete material covering all features of Code-Aster. They are run regularly with every new Code-Aster version for verification scopes. The test cases named  FORMA* are tutorials which are dedicated for beginners. All other test cases are rather difficult to understand: the problem is that beginner is confronted right from the start with so many new things as different mesh formats, python code, a vastity of syntax options and so on, . . , that it is hard to concentrate on the specific topic in question.

For experienced users the test cases are a nearly inexhaustible reservoir of Code-Aster know how. Each test case is explained in a related document, see here.