Approximating nonlinear forces with phase-space decoupling

B. Folsom, E. Laface

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Beam tracking software for accelerators typically falls into two categories: fast envelope simulations limited to linear beam optics, and slower multiparticle simulations that can model nonlinear effects. To find a middle ground between these approaches, we introduce virtual coordinates in position and momentum which have a cross-dependency (i.e. p∗ = f (x 0) where x 0 is an initial position and p∗ is a virtual projection of momentum onto the position axis). This technique approximates multiparticle simulations with a significant reduction in calculation cost.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012070
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 20
Event8th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2017 - Bella Center, Bella Conference Center, Denmark
Duration: 2017 May 142017 May 19

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


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