This post is a step-by-step tutorial for beginners wishing to start with the new AsterStudy interface on Windows. This is an update compared to this post, published a few months ago, before AsterStudy came out. We are going to proceed the same way here:
- Pick up an existing case
- Run the case
- Analyze results
This time, each step is exclusively achieved using Salome-Meca on Windows.
Pick up an existing case
Double click on run_salome.bat
and let’s wait until Salome-Meca for Windows gets started …
It is not necessary to allow access to the network when asked by Salome services.
Once Salome-Meca is started, click on AsterStudy icon to activate AsterStudy module and select New to create a new study.
To import an existing case, activate the History View tab. Then select in the menu, Operations -> Import a testcase
As for the previous post, we will deal with the forma02a case.
Fill in the lineedit with “forma02a” and click on the OK button.
The forma02a case should now be loaded in AsterStudy.
Run the case
Before to run the case, we need to define the output files.
We are not going to be interested by MACR_LIGN_COUPE output. Unfold the graphical view and right click on MACR_LIGN_COUPE command and select Delete.
Do the same for it’s corresponding output IMPR_TABLE.
We are interested in IMPR_RESU command, double click on Set output results and wait for the Edit command right panel to appear. Then click on the “…” button to select the result file location.
Select a directory and a file name for your result file, for example “forma02a.rmed” and click on Save button.
Then click on Apply button.
Click on OK button and go back to the History View tab.
Before to be able to run Code_Aster, the Salome-Meca study should be saved. Click on the save icon button, then select a folder and choose a file name, for example forma02” and click on Save button.
Click on the red square button for a green plus to appear, then click on Run button in AsterStudy interface. The AsterStudy Run window should appear. Click on Run button from this window to launch the solver.
AsterStudy has launched Code_Aster Windows. We can wait for the job to end.
Once the job is completed, it is possible to display the message file via the Show message file Button.
It is possible to directly open the result file in Paravis module from AsterStudy. Go back to the Case view tab and Data Files tab. Then right click on forma02a.rmed and choose Open In Paravis.
Once in paravis module, results can be explored as it is done in the previous post.
This post demonstrate how AsterStudy and Salome-Meca made it easy to begin with Code_Aster on Windows. Many complete tutorials presented on Linux are feasible using this Salome-Meca and AsterStudy version. As an example, you can follow this brief presentation of a successfully reproduced tutorial on Windows.