Publications [#269656] of David R. Smith

Papers Published
  1. Goplen, B; Ludeking, L; Smith, D; Warren, G, User-configurable MAGIC for electromagnetic PIC calculations, Computer Physics Communications, vol. 87 no. 1-2 (1995), pp. 54-86 [doi] .

    MAGIC is a user-configurable code that solves Maxwell's equations together with Lorentz particle motion. A variety of 2D, finite-difference electromagnetic algorithms and 3D particle-in-cell algorithms may be combined in problem-specific ways to provide fast, accurate, steady-state and transient calculations for many research and design needs. Default configurations provide good speed and accuracy for most applications, and a library of templates offers optimized algorithm configurations for specific devices. A programmable processor named POSTER provides advanced post-analysis of the field and particle solutions. Coordinate systems, boundary conditions, geometry, and materials are specified by the user, and grid generation can be manual, user-assisted, or fully automatic. MAGIC has a fully 3D counterpart called SOS. Programs exist to connect these analysis tools to parametric and CAD input from an integrated design environment. © 1995.