EPX 2017.0 is out
The 2017.0 version of EPX is now available for both standard and parallel executions (OpenMP, Intel_MPII). See the release notes in the EPX docs section.
Only Linux x64 platform is currently supported. Windows x64 versions shall be released shortly (2015.0 versions are still available for these platforms).
The 1.1.0 version of the EPXDATA module is still available and compatible with this version with no restriction.
New visual identity for EPX
EPX now comes with a totally renewed visual identity, composed of a new logo available for download, to be inserted in communications involving the program, and a now color chart and page setup for the current website and the validation and release notes documents.
First EPX Users' Meeting
The first edition of EPX Users' Meeting held in CEA/Saclay on Thursday 2015, June 25th. It gathered around 40 people from 11 companies. The event was built around 8 technical presentations from developers, industrial users and academic researchers and 2 exchange sessions to deepen the bonds between the members of the EPX community.
This event is seen as a success by its participants and should be organized yearly from now, with a widened audience starting from next year.
Update - agenda, list of participants and slides available here.
Getting started with EPX
The slides and exercices from the course given at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona in April, 2013 are now available in the EPX docs section.
They provide theoritical considerations on the algorithms implemented in the program and well-chosen datasets to start with EPX.
New Video Gallery
A video gallery is added to the What is EPX ? section.
EPX receives the French 2013 Grand Prix SFEN
On June 11th, 2013, the 'Grand Prix' of the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN) has been attributed to EPX, highlighting its major contribution over the last 30 years to the safety of nuclear reactors submitted to fast transient accidental situation, such as the Loss of Coolant Accident or the Core Disruptive Accident (see Grand Prix SFEN attributed to EPX).
Upcoming and recent events
2015/06/25, Saclay, France: First EPX Users' Meeting.
2014/06/19, Lyon, France: HDR (French accreditation to supervize research) from Vincent Faucher (CEA) on the topic Méthodes numériques et algorithmes parallèles pour la dynamique rapide des systèmes fluide -structure fortement couplés.
2014/02/25, Lyon, France: PhD from Romains Pelée de Saint Maurice (CEA, INSA Lyon) on the topic Dynamic simulation of crack propagation in 3D by X-FEM method.
Comparison of two-fluids models on steam-water transients. H. Lochon, F. Daude, P. Galon, J-M. Hérard. Matématical Modelling and Numerical Analysis, Vol. 40, No. 4 (July-August 2016)
On the computation of the Baer-Nunziato model using ALE formulation with HLL-and HLLC-type solvers towards fluid-structure interaction. F. Daude, P.Galon. Journal of Computational Physics, 334:289-230. January 2016
Validation of a two-fluid model on unsteady liquid-vapor water flows, F. Crouzet, F. Daude, P. Galon, J.-M. Hérard, O. Hurisse, Y. Liu, Computers and Fluids, 119:131-142, September 2015.
Numerical experiments using a HLLC-type scheme with ALE formulation for compressible two-phase flows five equation models with phase transition, F. Daude, P. Galon, Z. Gao, E. Blaud, Computers and Fluids, 94:112-138, May 2014.
Mechanical consequences of LOCA in PWR: Full scale coupled 1D/3D simulations with fluid-structure interaction, V. Faucher, F. Crouzet, F. Debaud, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 270:359-278, April 2014.
Advanced parallel strategy for strongly coupled fast transient fluid-structure dynamics with dual management of kinematic constraints, V. Faucher, Advances in Engineering Software, 67:70-89, 2014, published online September 2013.