Palabos is an open-source CFD solver based on the lattice Boltzmann method. On this page you can download the code, access examples and resources, and interact with the user base.

Fluid flow at your fingertips

A software tool for classical CFD, particle-based models and complex physical interaction, Palabos offers a powerful environment for your fluid flow simulations.

Through the innovative matrix-based interface, setting up a massively parallel simulation or developing a new physical model has become simpler than...

What is lattice Boltzmann?

Palabos is based on a modern approach called the lattice Boltzmann method. Learn more about this method by

“If I were a betting man ...

 ... I’d place some money on the Lattice Boltzmann Method to eventually shake up the CFD world”.

Jeff Waters' blog offers interesting insights, thoughts, and discussions at the cutting edge of CAE. He got interested in the lattice Boltzmann method and recorded a...


2015. Timescales of bubble coalescence, outgassing, and foam collapse in decompressed rhyolitic melts. Caroline Martel and Giada Iacono-Marziano. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 412:173 – 185.

2015. Effective diffusivity in partially-saturated carbon-fiber gas diffusion layers: Effect of local saturation and application to macroscopic continuum models. Pablo A Garcia-Salaberri, Jeff T Gostick, Gisuk Hwang, Adam Z Weber and Marcos Vera. Journal of Power Sources 296:440 – 453.

2015. Modeling of mass and charge transport in a solid oxide fuel cell anode structure by a 3D lattice Boltzmann approach. Hedvig Paradis, Martin Andersson and Bengt Sundén. Heat and Mass Transfer, pages 1–12.

2015. Permeability of Two-Component Granular Materials. Hugh Daigle and Julia S Reece. Transport in Porous Media 106(3):523–544.

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