Beam Delivery Simulation: BDSIM - Development & Optimisation

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

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Beam Delivery Simulation (BDSIM) is a Geant4 and C++ based particle tracking code that seamlessly tracks particles through accelerators and detectors, including the full range of particle interaction physics processes from Geant4. BDSIM has been successfully used to model beam loss and background conditions for many current and future linear accelerators such as the Accelerator Test Facility 2 (ATF2) and the International Linear Collider (ILC). Current developments extend its application for use with storage rings, in particular for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the High Luminosity upgrade project (HL-LHC). This paper presents the latest results from using BDSIM to model the LHC as well as the developments underway to improve performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publication15-20 June 2014 Dresden, Germany
Chapter01 Circular and Linear Colliders T19 Collimation
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-132-8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2014

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