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SC Conference (1999)
Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov. 13, 1999 to Nov. 18, 1999
ISBN: 1-58113-091-0
pp: 55
Viktor Decyk , University of California at Los Angeles
Salman Habib , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Robert Ryne , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ji Qiang , Los Alamos National Laboratory
In this paper, we present an object-oriented three-dimensional parallel particle-in-cell code for beam dynamics simulation in linear accelerators. A two-dimensional parallel domain decomposition approach is employed within a message passing programming paradigm along with a dynamic load balancing. Implementing object-oriented software design provides the code with better maintainability, reusability, and extensibility compared with conventional structure based code. This also helps to encapsulate the details of communication syntax. Performance tests on SGI/Cray T3E-900 and SGI Origin 2000 machines showgood scalability of the object-oriented code. Some important features of this code also include employing symplectic integration with linear maps of external focusing elements and using z as the independent variable, typical in accelerators. A successful application was done to simulate beam transport through three superconducting sections in the APT linac design.
Viktor Decyk, Salman Habib, Robert Ryne, Ji Qiang, "An Object-Oriented Parallel Particle-in-Cell Code for Beam Dynamics Simulation in Linear Accelerators", SC Conference, vol. 00, no. , pp. 55, 1999, doi:10.1109/SC.1999.10013
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