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An improved magnetic field simulator - MAGFLD.

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  • T. K. Ghosh
  • Richard G. Carter
  • V. Yadav
  • Y. Joshi
  • R. Guptra
  • A. Srivastava
  • R. Vishwanath
  • S. N. Joshi
Publication date2004
Host publicationProceedings of the 5th IEEE international vacuum electronics conference (IVEC 2004)
Pages318-319
Number of pages2
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

An improved two-dimensional simulator MAGFLD has been developed which is useful for the design and simulation of periodic permanent magnet (PPM) focusing system for linear beam tubes. At present, input is possible only through the input file, which is very simple and user friendly. A complete PPM circuit is generated using the coordinates of first pole piece, first magnet, gun adapter (if the structure is a-periodic) and the region of computation. Small mesh units of either square or rectangular shapes can be used with mesh refinement capability in one or more regions in any or both directions for better accuracy of the solution. Materials with different magnetic permeability can be modeled by defining a characteristic value for each mesh point of the geometry. The effective potential value at each point in the region of interest is calculated based on the vector potential model by using the 5-point finite difference method and the solution is achieved by over relaxation technique for faster convergence. This package has an interface with EGUN to model the electron gun and collector under the influence of magnetic field. Versatile color graphics are capable of plotting both axial magnetic field and flux lines along with the magnetic circuit. MAGFLD has been validated against some published data and experimental results.

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