swMATH ID: 2597
Software Authors: Nieter, Chet; Cary, John R.
Description: Flexible, multiplatform, Particle-in-Cell (PIC) simulation tool for running computationally intensive plasma, electromagnetic and electrostatic problems. VSim enables you to switch easily between 1, 2, or 3 dimensions then watch your model run lightning fast using algorithms designed for the exacting demands of high performance computing systems, whether on your laptop or supercomputing cluster.
With VSim, you can start from our wide range of examples both demonstrating classical physics problems and real world devices spanning plasma discharges, ion thrusters, satellite charging, RADAR antennas, vacuum electronics, photonic devices, or particle accelerator components.
Alternatively, you can create your own simulations with our powerful command language, all relying on an extensively benchmarked physics engine you can trust.
VSim is the only commercial high performance tool that allows you to hook in your own physics using Python, accelerated by performance libraries.
Homepage: http://www.txcorp.com/products/VORPAL/
Keywords: Plasma physics; Object-oriented programming; Hybrid simulations; Laser-plasma interactions
Related Software: OSIRIS; QUICKPIC; OOPIC; H-VLPL; Pegasus; CRPropa; 2D2V; Vador; wxWidgets; DEMOCRITUS; AETHER; VTK; BOUT++; COMSOL; TOKAM-3D; Kokkos; PIConGPU; PSC; HDF; PETSc
Referenced in: 17 Publications

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1 Publication describing the Software, including 1 Publication in zbMATH Year
VORPAL: a versatile plasma simulation code. Zbl 1115.76431
Nieter, Chet; Cary, John R.

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