ICFA Mini-Workshop on Tracking for Collimation in Particle Accelerators: BDSIM: Automatic Geant4 Models of Accelerators

Laurence Nevay, Andrey Abramov, Stewart Boogert, Hector Garcia Morales, Regina Kwee-Hinzmann, William Shields, Jochem Snuverink, Stuart Walker, Stephen Gibson

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BDSIM is a program that uses a suite of high energy physics software including Geant4, CLHEP & ROOT, to seamlessly track particles through a 3- dimensional accelerator model utilising the full range of particles and physics processes from Geant4. BDSIM was originally developed to simulate linear colliders such as the International Linear Collider (ILC), but has more recently been extended for application to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and generally to storage rings. The significant modernisation and revision of the implementation undertaken from 2013 to facilitate these simulations is presented here along with an example of the capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCERN Yellow Book Series
Place of PublicationCERN
PublisherCERN Report
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-92-9083-521-9
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2018


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