Introduction to the download area
Several options are available to access the source code on the right-hand side:
- For new users, the easiest option is to download the automatic installer. The installer automatically downloads, install and configures the various components of the system (including parallelisation). It is only available for Windows for the time being, but an installer for Linux is planned (next 12 months).
- For existing users, the recommended option is to download the latest source code through the SVN Repository and compile the modules under your own operating system and Fortran compiler. This option provides more flexibility for power users and is now recommended as you can remain up to date with the latest developments and bug fixes -- not that there are any bugs ;o)
- Finally you can download the sources or pre-compiled binaries (within a zip or tar file) for a number of operating system (MS Windows and Linux) and a few Fortran compilers. This was previously the only way you could get the TELEMAC-MASCARET system and its source code, but is not the most flexible. This requires a manual installation.
Validation and scientific benchmarks
If you would like to help developing the TELEMAC-MASCARET suite, we provide a set of validation cases. These allow checking the technical robustness of the various modules.
Using TELEMAC through GUIs
Given the popularity of the TELEMAC-MASCARET system, a number of GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces) allows a user-friendly workflow for building models, analysing results and preparing outputs. Here are a couple, a combination of which can be used for different modelling activities:
- FUDAA -- The Java-based graphical user interface FUDAA is being developed and maintained by the CETMEF (a member of the TELEMAC-MASCARET Consortium) allows users to setup model parameter, launch simulations and analyse model results without having to open a command line DOS windows or terminal. However, FUDAA is not yet equiped with a mesh generator.
- Blue Kenue -- The primarily MS Windows based graphical user interface Blue Kenue is being developed and maintained by the Canadian Hydraulics Centre (a former commercial distributor of the TELEMAC-MASCARET system). Blue Kenue includes and mesh density criteria based mesh generator allowing user to set their own mesh growth ratio. Blue Kenue has also been tested with success on Linux operating systems through the Wine libraries.
Finally, a number of additional tools are referenced here to support parallel computation and scripting.