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

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 ... 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...


2013. Channelization of buoyant non-wetting fluids in saturated porous media. Christian Huber, Andrea Parmigiani, Jonas Latt and Joseph Dufek. Water Resources Research. Accepted for publication.

2013. A lattice Boltzmann Simulation of the Rhone river. Bastien Chopard, Mohamed Ben Begacem, Andrea Parmigiani and Jonas Latt. International Journal of Modern Physics C, page 1340008.

2013. Hybrid lattice Boltzmann method for the simulation of blending process in static mixers. Bastien Chopard, Felix Muggli, Dimitrios Kontaxakis, Laurent Chatagny and Jonas Latt. International Journal of Modern Physics C, page 1340009.

2013. Validation of a lattice Boltzmann method implementation for a 3D transient fluid flow in an intracranial aneurysm geometry. Gábor Závodszky and György Paál. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow.

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