Approximately 20 manufacturers grouped around EDF are building the open source platform SALOME, an environment dedicated to modelling industrial structures (CAO) and multi-physic calculations. SALOME allows EDF to access detailed knowledge of nuclear power plants’ operating margins thanks to the modellings delicacy and complexity.


Necessary for detailed knowledge of operating margins of advanced simulations, able to take into account installation’s complex 3D geometries and the power of new computer software.

The SALOME simulation platform, developed jointly with the CEA and a number of industrial and academic partners, gives access to the fine degree of modelling required. Its design allows for detailed representation of all physical phenomena (mechanical, thermo-hydraulic, neutronic) and their interaction. It provides a common environment (meshing, display, supervision of calculations) which significantly increases the productivity of studies.