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PICLas is a parallel, three-dimensional PIC-DSMC solver developed cooperatively by the Institute of Space Systems, Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics at the University of Stuttgart and the spin-off boltzplatz. PICLas is a flexible particle-based plasma simulation suite.

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Welcome to PICLas

The code is licensed under the GNU General Public License V3. The licence can be found in LICENCE and the list of contributors in CONTRIBUTORS.

PICLas Documentation

The documentation is a work in progress. For an installation guide please refer to the documentation.

  1. Introduction
  2. Installation
  3. Workflow
  4. Features & Models
  5. Visualization & Output
  6. Tools
  7. Tutorials
  8. Development Guide

A PDF file can be generated simply by executing make in the doc/userguide/ folder. This requires pandoc, pandoc-citeproc and LaTeX. More information about pandoc and its installation can be found here.

The tools are known to work with the following software versions:

  • OpenMPI > 1.8
  • HDF5 > 1.8.13
  • CMake > 3.0.0

Regression Testing

For information about the regression testing see REGGIE.

Used libraries

PICLas uses several external libraries as well as auxilliary functions from open source projects, including:

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PICLas is a parallel, three-dimensional PIC-DSMC solver developed cooperatively by the Institute of Space Systems, Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics at the University of Stuttgart and the spin-off boltzplatz. PICLas is a flexible particle-based plasma simulation suite.

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