Palabos intensive training

Get crucial practical knowledge directly from the developers of Palabos!

Our intensive 3-day courses focus on the usage of our open-source Palabos software. An optional crash course on the basics of the lattice Boltzmann method, underlying the Palabos software, is provided on the first training day. The next two days focus on practical aspects of using Palabos. Examples of industrial interest are thoroughly studied, and participants are familiarized with the full procedure of setting up a Palabos simulation from scratch.

Covered topics

  • Complete workflows of a Palabos simulation: problem setup, pre-processing, post-processing.
  • Advanced take-home examples that can be adapted to your personal work.
  • Post-processing and data analysis with Palabos and with the open-source Paraview software.
  • Visualization techniques and creation of movies with simulation results.
  • Advanced Palabos development in C++.
  • Various applications in complex physics for which Palabos is particularly efficient, including biomedical applications, turbulent flows, particle integration, moving geometries, thermal flows, free-surface and multi-phase flows.
  • Technical aspects of the software: massive parallelism, parallel grid generation in complex geometries.


  • The course is suitable for anyone with an engineering, physics or science background. Previous experience with the lattice Boltzmann method or with Palabos is not required. Knowledge of C or C++ in a Unix-like programming environment and familiarity with the basics of fluid dynamics are recommended.
  • Participants should bring their own laptops. To follow the exercises a laptop with a Unix-like system (Linux, BSD, Mac OS X) is necessary. Windows users need to install a virtual machine (e.g. Oracle VirtualBox) with Linux.
  • All training materials will be provided by FlowKit during the course.
  • The hours for all classes are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The courses will be given in English. Lunch and refreshments will be offered during the morning and afternoon breaks.

Scheduled Dates:

Dates Conditions Price per participant Status
February 8 - February 10, 2017 First day, Feb. 8, is optional. 1200 EUR for 2-day session + 500 EUR for optional first day. Registration closed
May 17 - May 19, 2017 First day, May 17, is optional. 1200 EUR for 2-day session + 500 EUR for optional first day. Registration closed
October 4 - October 6, 2017 First day, Oct. 4, is optional. 1200 EUR for 2-day session + 500 EUR for optional first day. Registration open


Place. The trainings take place in the FlowKit training center, in Lausanne/Switzerland (at 1:15 hours from the Geneva airport by public transport).

Registration. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and provide us the following information: name, given name, institute, billing adress. We will then send you an invoice. A quote can also be obtained upon request. The number of places is limited, so priority will be given to those who register first.

Payment. Please use the invoices provided with the training schedule to pay the training fee by bank transfer, no later than two weeks before the beginning of the training session. For individual quotes or other payment options, please contact us. The payment is due two weeks before the start of the training session.


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