25-27 septembre 2017
Maison de la Simulation
Fuseau horaire Europe/Paris

Note: this training course wil be given in English, unless all participants are French speaking.


This training course is intended for novice users of the finite elements software Cast3M.

The aim is to be able to use Cast3M for finite elements calculations for thermo-mechanical analysis, in linear or nonlinear domain, in steady or transient state.



Cast3M presentation:

  • History
  • Basic principles
  • The command language: Gibiane

Mesh :

  • Points, lines, surfaces, volumes
  • Free mesh, ruled mesh
  • Mesh size control
  • Recovery of parts

Thermal analysis:

  • Steady state with conduction (RESO)
  • Transient state (PASAPAS)
  • Convection and radiation (PASAPAS)

Thermo-mechanical analysis (quasi-static):

  • Linear elasticity (RESO)
  • Thermal loading (RESO)
  • Elasto-plasticity and variable material properties (PASAPAS)

Creation of Gibiane procedures

Post-processing, display, reading/writting data

Using documentation and web site


For more information on the Cast3M software, see the web site:




  • Student: 100 EUR
  • Academic: 250 EUR
  • Industrial : 700 EUR


Payments terms

  • By check: payable to CNRS
  • By purchase order:
    • SIRET number: 180 089 013 00 635
    • TVA number: FR40 180 089 013
    • Adress: CNRS Ile de France Sud - 91198 - Gif sur Yvette

To return to: Maison de la Simulation - USR 3441 - Bâtiment 565 - Digiteo - CEA Saclay - 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex

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Maison de la Simulation
Digiteo Labs, bâtiment 565 CEA Saclay 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette
This training course is given as a tutorial. After a presentation of the software, participants will build gradually, from an empty file, the Gibiane script that solves the submitted problem. The subject is the thermo-mechanical behavior of a perforated plate. Several variations of the problem will be studied (with nonlinear material, variable parameters, addition of new boundary conditions). Some parts will be the subject of detailed points on the whiteboard. The last afternoon is devoted to various users questions about Cast3M. Participants can bring their own scripts in order to discuss their modeling. The training course takes place in a computer room. Each participant will have a PC with the latest version of Cast3M.
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