HIF Computer Codes
The Virtual National Laboratory for Heavy Ion Fusion has
developed a suite of computer codes for modeling beam
injection, acceleration, transport, and focusing in induction
accelerators and transport in fusion chamber. These
codes can describe beams at differing levels of detail, from
zero-dimensional systems equations to 3-D electromagnetic
particle-in-cell (PIC) models. Our goal is an
integrated, detailed, and benchmarked source-to-target beam
simulation capability. Several movies
are available to illustrate VNL simulation capabilities.
A MathCad systems program to study
accelerator-design trade-offs and economics.
- WARP An
electrostatic code with envelope, PIC, and Vlasov models to
examine beam injection and transport.
nonlinear perturbative PIC code for studying questions of
beam stability and halo formation.
- LSP An
implicit electromagnetic PIC code with a particle-fluid
electron model for modeling high-density plasmas.
- BPIC A
modern 2-D / 3-D electromagetic PIC code for chamber
- BICrz A
2-D electromagnetic PIC code for chamber transport.
For comments or questions contact WMSharp@lbl.gov or DPGrote@lbl.gov. Work
described here was supported by the Office of Fusion Energy
at the US Department of Energy under contracts
DE-AC03-76SF00098 and W-7405-ENG-48. This document was
last revised August, 2003.