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Version 5.9 available

Version 5.9 available

December 2009

The free version 5.9 of the TELEMAC system is available.

Version 6.0 - The first open source version, following a long history

The software suite TELEMAC, dedicated to free surface flows, has seen a growing success since 1993 and has been widely distributed throughout the world, with more than 200 licences and several hundreds of users.

TELEMAC is used at EDF for dimensioning and impact studies, where safety is prevailing and, for this reason, reliability, validation and a worldwide recognition of our tools are of utmost importance. To meet these goals, and to improve access to TELEMAC for our partners, consultants, and to the whole community of researchers, EDF R&D has decided to move to freeware and open source.

Read more: Version 6.0 - The first open source version, following a long history

The new Telemac 6.1 version, including Telemac-3D, is available

Among many new interesting features, here is a list of novelties in version 6.1:

  • Internal coupling between Telemac-2D or 3D and Tomawac
  • Bed roughness prediction by Sisyphe for Telemac-2D
  • A tidal model around France for boundary conditions in Telemac-2D
  • Updated Finite Volume options in Telemac-2D
  • Thompson boundary conditions now work in parallel in Telemac-2D
  • New tidal flats version of advection schemes, now independent of numbering (for Sisyphe, Telemac-2D and 3D)


Read more: The new Telemac 6.1 version, including Telemac-3D, is available

The summer will be hot

Several exiting developments will take place this summer on

Firstly, the underlying website software will be updated to a more modern version. This will allow us to propose many more functionalities in the future. It will also be the opportunity to modernise the website look and feel, and make key information more readily available. We will try to minimise the disruption to the website, but it is likely that the forum will be shutdown during a short period (plenty of warning will be given).

The summer will also be the time of the new release of TELEMAC: version 6.2. As usual this will come with new functionalities and validation cases, but also for the first time a 1D surface model will be included: MASCARET. The suite of solvers will therefore be called TELEMAC-MASCARET. You will be able to learn more about MASCARET during the user conference in October.

Even more developments are planned later in the year, this will be detailed in due course. Stay tuned.

New version 6.2

Version 6.2 of the TELEMAC system is now available. Here is a preview of the novelties of this important new release:

  • Tidal boundary conditions have been extended to Telemac-3D, and to model TPXO.
  • Open boundary conditions with Thompson method has been extended to Telemac-3D.
  • A full port-folio of test-cases for Artemis.
  • New possibilities of boundary conditions in Sisyphe, and improved mass-balance information, plus a new concept for sediment layers.
  • A more efficient module for the method of characteristics in parallel.
  • In Telemac-2D: tracer decay, culverts and weirs simplified, breaches now available, new finite volumes algorithms, rain and evaporation, Okada model for generating tsunamis...

All test cases have been sucessfully run on several platforms: Windows, Linux, Unix, and with several compilers: Intel, gfortran, g95, Nag, HP, etc.

The Python scripts have been largely extended.

You may also refer to the feature log page to have more insight on the novelties.

Last but not least: the 1D MASCARET is now also available for download on this site. The two codes will be fully merged on the SVN repository by the next release. Issues, feedback and suggestions can be discussed in the MASCARET forum.

We thank all the developers who contributed developments, all users who made constructive remarks, and we hope you will enjoy this new version.

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