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 the directory "astest" beneath the Code-Aster installation directory.
  • The test cases of Code-Aster named FORMA*, (formation = education, learning). They have been introduced as 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 "astest" 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 FORMA* are tutorials which are suited for Code-Aster beginners. All other test cases are rather difficult to understand. As beginner you are confronted with different mesh formats, with python code, and so on, . . , where you wanted only to concentrate on a specific mechanical question. For experienced users they are a nearly inexhaustible reservoir of Code-Aster know how.