Particle dynamics applications

Simulation of Vacuum Electron Devices, Particle Accelerators and More

The SIMULIA simulation portfolio comprises a wide range of solvers, enabling the simulation of devices that operate employing the interaction of free moving particles and electromagnetic fields. This part of the portfolio relies on the well-established technologies provided through CST Studio Suite and Opera.

Electromagnetic simulation in general and charged particle dynamics simulation in particular are key to analyze and optimize a great variety of charged particle devices. The simulation process of a particles life can start with the emission of the particles, the effects of accelerating electrostatic and focusing magnetostatic fields that they are exposed to. In addition, these devices creating external fields are carefully designed using highly accurate static simulation. With the increase in the particles energies the relativistic equations of motion are considered.

The particle simulation can consider the fields generated by the particles as space charge which overlays the external electromagnetic fields. The self-electromagnetic fields can introduce a transient component that acts back on the particles. At this point, we require a fully self-consistent Particle-in-Cell simulation.

In order to reach higher particle energies the particle beam is exposed to RF-fields. In particular an electron beam can now approach the speed of light, the ultrarelativistic limit. The beam is considered as a current, that creates electromagnetic fields, wake fields that can act back on itself or on following beams. The beam is guided by various beam optic devices.

CST Studio Suite and Opera include several tools for designing charged particle devices. Besides the typical static and high-frequency solvers, this includes the Particle Tracking Solver, the electrostatic (Es-PIC) and the standard Particle-in-Cell (PIC) Solver and the Wakefield Solver. These are used to design beamline components from particle sources, to magnets, to cavities, to absorbers.

Particle dynamics simulation is also crucial in the design of vacuum electronics devices. Magnetrons, gyrotrons, klystrons and traveling wave tube amplifiers are among the components that can be designed with CST Studio Suite. Breakdown effects such as multipaction and corona effects can be simulated and, with multiphysics simulation, the thermal and mechanical effects of high-power microwaves can also be taken into account.

Particle Dynamics Applications Materials

SIMULIA Electromagnetics Technology for Particle Dynamics Simulation

SIMULIA develops simulation technology that  can be used to calculate electromagnetic fields in a wide range of application areas. These technologies are particularly useful for Particle Dynamics simulation. Depending on your working environment this technology is available to you in various ways:

Electromagnetics on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

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3DEXPERIENCE Works Electromagnetics

Electromagnetics Engineer is a high-performance 3D electromagnetic simulation solution. Powered by the industry proven CST Studio Suite, this cloud-enabled role delivers fast, effective simulation and design guidance of electro-mechanical devices, PCB’s, antennas in a truly multi-physics environment.

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CST Studio Suite

CST Studio Suite is a high-performance 3D EM analysis software package for designing, analyzing and optimizing EM components and systems.

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Opera Simulation Software is a Finite Element Analysis software suite which, with its strength in low frequency simulation, is extremely useful for the design of magnets, electric motors and other electrical machines.

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Spark3D is a unique simulation tool for determining the RF breakdown power level in a wide variety of passive devices, including cavities, waveguides, microstrip and antennas.

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