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The 9 March 2021

CFD data processing using Antares

Jean-François BOUSSUGE |  

Deadline for registration: 15 days before the starting date of each training
Duration : 1 day / (6,5 hours)

Before signing up, you may wish to report us any particular constraints  (schedules, health, unavailability…) 

at the following e-mail address : training@cerfacs.fr


Satisfaction index

In March 2019, 100% of participants were satisfied or very satisfied

(results collected from 13 respondents).



This training session aims at learning about the Antares library. This python tool enables to process numerical data from CFD simulations (and from other domains).
Using this library, users can develop their own programs that can read and write data in many formats, also compatible with many visualization standard tools, and that modify this data with available treatments.

Objective of the training

The simple software architecture and the python language allow the user to become the developer of its own features.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to :

–  install the Antares python library,

–  to use the basic objects of the library in a python program,

–  to contribute to the improvement of development and to find help thanks to the Antares Redmine platform,

– find and use the Antares documentation to use the advanced functions of the library,

– implement the library in a complex application

Teaching methods

The training is an alternation of theoretical presentations and practical work. A multiple choice question allows the final evaluation. The training room is equipped with computers, the work can be done in sub-groups of two people.

Target participants

This course is for anyone wishing to process numerical data from CFD calculations in order to extract physical analysis.


  • Knowledge of Unix commands.
  • Basic knowledge of Python
  • Knowledge of the field of numerical simulation
  • The training can take place in French or English depending on the audience, level B2 of the CEFR is required.

In order to verify that the prerequisites are satisfied, the following questionnaires must be completed. You need to get at least 75% of correct answers in order to be authorized to follow this training session. If you don’t succeed it, your subscription will not be validated. You only have two chances to complete them.

Questionnaire 1 : https://goo.gl/forms/uCNzMKkP2XQis0UH2

Questionnaire 2 : https://goo.gl/forms/dmBNAmZq1aJLknXD2

Questionnaire 3 : https://goo.gl/forms/mbH6Ye8k0GbyYNHt2


Referent teacher: Marc MONTAGNAC


  • Trainees/PhDs/PostDocs : 70 € excl. tax
  • CERFACS shareholders/CNRS/INRIA : 200 € excl. tax
  • Public : 400 € excl. tax


From 9h00 to 17h00

9h00 : Welcome
9h15 : Introduction
9h30 : Presentation of Antares
– Installation
– Basic structures (API)
– Input/Output
– Treatments
12h30 : break
14h00 : Tutorials – 3 given applications
– NASA37 rotor, wing-fuselage configuration, combustion chamber
– and/or own configurations brought by the trainee if the input file formats of data files are available.

Evaluation of learning

A final examination will be conducted during the training.



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