Output Directories

merge with 02-SettingUpEnvironment.adoc and rewrite pending!

Feel++ generates various files that are spread over various directories. For this tutorial, it would be beneficial to check the content of these files to familiarize yourself with Feel++.

Environment variables

Some of Feel++ behavior can be driven by environment variables such as



Both variables should point to the same place. They define the root directory where the simulation results will be stored. By default they are set to $HOME/feel.

If you want to change the root directory where the results are stored, define e.g. FEELPP_REPOSITORY. For example in the docker image feel/apps:latest, it points to /feel.

For running,

docker run -it -v $HOME/feel:/feel feelpp/apps:latest

should get you this output

# Feel++ applications

This image provides the Feel++ applications in
 . advection
 . fluid mechanics
 . solid mechanics
 . fluid-structure interaction
 . thermodynamics
The testcases are in $HOME/Testcases/ and the results are in

Follow the steps described in


to use the models.


and here is the result of echo $FEELPP_REPOSITORY in the docker image

feelpp@50381de2bd23:~$ echo $FEELPP_REPOSITORY


  • Results $FEELPP_REPOSITORY/feel/<your_app_name>/np_1

Log files

Feel++ uses Google Glog.

  • Log files : $FEELPP_REPOSITORY/feel/<your_app_name>/np_1/logs

  • Mesh : $FEELPP_REPOSITORY/feel/<your_app_name>/np_1

  • Config files : $FEELPP_REPOSITORY/<your_build_folder>/doc/manual/tutorial