Accession Number : ADA329710

Title :   Object-Oriented Formulations of Particle-in-Cell (PIC) Plasma Simulations

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 93-31 May 97

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Birdsall, Charles K. ; Mardahl, Peter

PDF Url : ADA329710

Report Date : 31 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Most of this work involves the OOPIC (or, PIC++) computer simulation program, a particle-in-cell cylindrically symmetric, electromagnetic model of an electron beam in a slow or fast waveguide, or a plasma. This program is written in C++, using an object-oriented design philosophy. The work in progress is a parallelization of XOOPIC. As a serial code, XOOPIC is too slow to handle very large PIC simulations which are of interest to industry. Also, single machines may not have enough memory resource to run XOOPIC efficiently on this class of problems. The aim is to create a distributed version which will take advantage of a network of workstations (NOW)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), PARALLEL PROCESSING, ELECTRON BEAMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE