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RD51 simulation workshop:

neBEM - nearly exact Boundary Element Method

Computes the electric field and potential in nearly arbitrary 3-dimensional geometries taking the presence of conductors and dielectric media into account: Alternative to a Finite Element Method (FEM) tool like ANSYS where Poisson's equations can't be solved in a strict mathematical way.


Garfield/Garfield++ and


Calculates gas properties:


Simulates particle interactions in a detector (with custom geometry and materials):

NEST - Noble Element Simulation Technique

Addition to GEANT4 to correct calculations on interactions in noble gases (also in liquid phase), especially at low energies:

Detector simulations in the R&D group

-- RolfS - 2012-03-14

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