LIAM--A linear induction accelerator model

H. Brand, George J Caporaso, D. Lager, F. Coffield, F. Chambers

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A flexible Linear Induction Accelerator Model (LIAM) was developed to predict both beam centroid position and the beam envelope. LIAM requires on-axis magnetic profiles and is designed to easily handle overlapping fields from multiple elements. Currently, LIAM includes solenoids, dipole steering magnets, and accelerating gaps. Other magnetic elements can be easily incorporated into LIAM due to its object-oriented design. LIAM is written in the C programming language and computes fast enough on current workstations to be used in the control room as a tuning and diagnostic aid. Combined with a non-linear least squares package, LIAM has been used to estimate beam energy at various locations within the ETA-II accelerator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of 1991 IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780301358
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Record of 1991 IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference Part 5 (of 5) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 6 1991May 9 1991


OtherConference Record of 1991 IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference Part 5 (of 5)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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