Beam Delivery Simulation - Recent Developments and Optimization

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

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Beam Delivery Simulation (BDSIM) is a particle tracking code that simulates the passage of particles through both the magnetic accelerator lattice as well as their interaction with the material of the accelerator itself. The Geant4 toolkit is used to give a full range of physics processes needed to simulate both the interaction of primary particles and the production and subsequent propagation of secondaries. BDSIM has already been used to simulate linear accelerators such as the International Linear Collider (ILC) and the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC), but it has recently been adapted to simulate circular accelerators as well, producing loss maps for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In this paper the most recent developments, which extend BDSIM's functionality as well as improve its efficiency are presented. Improvement and refactorisation of the tracking algorithms are presented alongside improved automatic geometry construction for increased particle tracking speed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationIPAC2015, Richmond, VA, USA
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Chapter5: Beam Dynamics and EM Fields
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-168-7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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