Beam Delivery Simulation: BDSIM - Automatic Geant4 Models of Accelerators

Laurence Nevay, Stewart Boogert, Hector Garcia Morales, Stephen Gibson, Regina Kwee-Hinzmann, William Shields, Jochem Snuverink, Lawrence Deacon

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Beam Delivery Simulation (BDSIM) is a program that uses a suite of high energy physics software including Geant4, CLHEP & ROOT, that seamlessly tracks particles through accelerators and detectors utilising the full range of particles and physics processes from Geant4. BDSIM has been used to simulate linear colliders such as the International Linear Collider (ILC) and more recently, circular colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The latest developments including improved geometry modelling; external geometry support; process biasing; and a new event display are presented. A significantly revised and improved accompanying tool chain is presented comprising of a series of Python utilities that allow efficient and automatic preparation of models. Furthermore, a library for both ROOT and Python that provides powerful analysis and event viewing after simulation is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMay 8-13, 2016, Busan, Korea
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-147-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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