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Lorentz

INTEGRATED’s LORENTZ suite of CAE programs provide sophisticated simulation and design tools customized for charged particle trajectory analysis in 2D/RS and 3D. The diverse applications of LORENTZ include studying the motion of particles in traps such as a Penning trap, or the paths of particles through optical components such as bending magnet and multiple focusing magnets, or the behavior of beams such as the dual grid ion gun.

LORENTZ is available in combination with INTEGRATED’s well-established electric and magnetic field solvers. These solvers have proven their reliability over decades of use in applications as diverse as motor design, antennas, and high voltage transmission lines. Depending on the accompanying field solvers, several varieties of LORENTZ programs are available for applications involving electric(E), magnetic(M) or combined field analysis(EM) in 2D and 3D known as LORENTZ-2E, LORENTZ-2M, LORENTZ-2EM, LORENTZ-3E, LORENTZ-3M and LORENTZ-3EM. For the high frequency option, please choose LORENTZ-HF.

INTEGRATED’s Parametric and batch utilities may be used to run automatic variations on the LORENTZ model for purposes such as design optimization or tolerance testing.

Learn about LORENTZ Solver Methods and our Specialized Beam Analysis Physics Options.

Thanks to the parallelization of our programs (included in our packages at no extra cost) the solution speed is certainly a major benefit for designers requiring beam analysis and particle trajectory software.

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Key Features

  • 2D/RS and 3D charged particle trajectory field solver for a diverse range of applications.
  • Optical (beam) axis in the 3D package to provide a convenient reference for analyzing a beam.
  • Quasi-transient mode that rebuilds the field at different times for arbitrary time dependencies, which is much faster than doing a full transient solution.
  • At no extra cost, our software packages include:
    • Choice of solvers:  To ensure you have confidence in the solution and for independent verification, both  BEM and FEM  methods are included in the same software package to suit your specific application needs. Not every solver fits every application, no “one size fits all”.
    • Choice of optimization tools:  Parametric Analysis ...

Key Features

  • 2D/RS and 3D charged particle trajectory field solver for a diverse range of applications.
  • Optical (beam) axis in the 3D package to provide a convenient reference for analyzing a beam.
  • Quasi-transient mode that rebuilds the field at different times for arbitrary time dependencies, which is much faster than doing a full transient solution.
  • At no extra cost, our software packages include:
    • Choice of solvers: To ensure you have confidence in the solution and for independent verification, both BEM and FEM methods are included in the same software package to suit your specific application needs. Not every solver fits every application, no “one size fits all”.
    • Choice of optimization tools: Parametric Analysis for those who need fast and easy optimization with a short learning curve. API and Scripting give more power to advanced users. Both tools are available in the same package.
    • Built-in material libraries: Customize and create your own library for easy access to the materials you use.
    • Integration with MATLAB®: Users’ MATLAB code can include function calls to the INTEGRATED API to build geometry, assign physical parameters, solve, and obtain results.
    • Parallelization: When used on 64-bit computers, this permits full utilization of the available RAM to dramatically increase speed of solution and post-processing.
  • Intuitive interface that can be easily customized according to user preferences (overall appearance, toolbars, solvers, backgrounds, defaults, etc).

Click here to watch LORENTZ in action

Analysis

  • Multithreading makes the electric and/or magnetic solution is faster, with the speed proportional to the number of processor cores on the computer.
  • Simultaneous ray tracing can be used when solving for a beam with multiple rays where each processor core is computing one ray at a time.
  • Periodicity and symmetry features minimize modeling and solution time.
  • Import electric and/or magnetic fields from other simulation software, theoretical predictions or physical measurements.
  • Choice of algorithms for calculating trajectories.
  • DC or time dependent magnetic and electric fields.
  • Beam analysis enables the user to include the effects of space charge in the beam.
  • Space charge can be calculated by element or “tube” methods.
  • Capable of handling several current emission regimes, such us Fowler-Nordheim, Child’s Law and Richardson-Dushman, among others.
  • Calculates a beam’s emittance.
  • Statistical treatment of secondary emitters.
  • Mechanical forces allow the effects of gravity or any Stokes’ force on a particle with a defined radius to be analyzed. For example, a water droplet can be examined with the effects of air (including wind), rather than in a perfect vacuum.
  • Characteristic Mobility Coefficient, rather than a Stokes’ force based calculation, calculates particle velocity using mobility, greatly accelerating the calculation process.
  • Capable of handling multiple emitters, collectors and particle beams.
  • Classical or relativistic modes.

Solvers and Meshing

  • INTEGRATED includes the most appropriate solvers for every kind of application.
  • Both BEM and FEM solvers are included in the same software package, at no extra cost, to suit your specific application needs.
  • Auto solver will choose FEM or BEM based on the general nature of a model (either can still be manually selected).
  • Self-adaptive meshing and optional user refinement.
  • User assigned weighting factors: Inform the solver of areas that interest you so the that the local results are refined.
  • Periodic and symmetry features minimize modeling and solution time.

Click here to watch a video comparing BEM and FEM

Click here to download our podcast about meshing

Optimization

  • At no extra cost, INTEGRATED includes a variety of optimization tools in the same software package so that you can find one that best suits your particular design: Parametric Analysis, Scripting and API. Parametric Analysis works best for those who need fast and easy optimization with a short learning curve while API and scripting give more power to advanced users.
    • The parametric feature allows a definition of variable parameters to be stepped through for the analysis of multiple “what-if” scenarios and facilitating design optimization.
    • Scripting: Virtually unlimited ability to explore design variations.

API

  • Create your own applications: Write your own dedicated tools for specific tasks. Users can program and have full control of their custom electromagnetic application, while using INTEGRATED programs in the background.
  • INTEGRATED’s API allows a variety of programs such as MATLAB, Excel, and Microsoft Visual Studio to work with our software in an interconnected environment. Other software tools can be used with our API in the same way.
  • Add-on utility tools: Select among our custom mini-programs to enhance your design capabilities.
  • Users with programming and/or scripting skills will find this is a very powerful tool.

Materials Table

  • Several material tables provide many integrated libraries. Customize and create your own library for easy access to the materials you use.

Analyzing Your Results

  • Audiovisual (AVI) files allow you to show the results in an animation.
  • A variety of display forms for plotting results, including scalar and vector field quantities such as graphs, contour, arrow, streamline, scatter and vector loci plots.
  • High quality graphics and text utility for preparation of reports and presentations.
  • Data exportable to formatted files for integration with spreadsheets and other software packages.
  • Wide array of post processing options for design evaluation and optimization.
  • Efficient use of parallel processing for post-processing operations.
  • A variety of display forms including contour or arrow plots, color bands, surface representations, polar, rectangular plots and 3D patterns.

Geometry – CAD features

  • Inventor – SolidWorks Solution Partner
  • SolidEdge – Siemens Solution Partner
  • AutoDesk Authorized Developer
  • PTC Solver Partner Advantage
  • Microsoft Partner
  • Intel Software Partner
  • Tecplot Partner
  • Industry standard CAD import/export utilities offering time saving convenience for model design and creation
  • CAD healing utilities for automatic correction of drafting errors
  • *.STEP, *.SAT, *.3DM, *.IGES and *.DXF file import options
  • Geometry tools for healing common 3D CAD problems
  • Ability to assign name to geometry entities

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What hardware configuration advice can you give for optimal performance?

What hardware configuration is required for optimal performance?

System Requirements:

  • 64 bit operating system
  • Microsoft ® Windows Vista ®, Windows 7, Windows 8 or higher
  • If you encounter problems installing from a network drive please contact INTEGRATED Technical Support
  • Installation requires approximately 110 MB disk space
2D Programs:
  • A minimum of  4 GB of RAM is required
  • Although the software runs on single-processor machines, running it on multi-processor system will allow the software to solve in a  parallel fashion utilizing the parallel resources.
3D Programs:
  • The programs will run with a minimum of  4 GB of RAM but this...

What hardware configuration advice can you give for optimal performance?

What hardware configuration is required for optimal performance?

System Requirements:

  • 64 bit operating system
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8 or higher
  • If you encounter problems installing from a network drive please contact INTEGRATED Technical Support
  • Installation requires approximately 110 MB disk space

2D Programs:

  • A minimum of 4 GB of RAM is required
  • Although the software runs on single-processor machines, running it on multi-processor system will allow the software to solve in a parallel fashion utilizing the parallel resources.

3D Programs:

  • The programs will run with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM but this is not recommended for larger problems in which 12 GB of RAM or more should be used. The more RAM used, the faster larger problems will be solved
  • Multi-core processors are strongly recommended as the 3D programs are multi-threaded

INTEGRATED supports software products for 64 bit operating systems

For most of our customers, this announcement has no relevance as most companies have standardized hardware requirements that fit or exceed the 64 bit operating systems required by our company. INTEGRATED’s development tools used for advancements require the installation of 64 bit systems*.

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By running the software in a 64 bit system, the system is able to make more effective use of available RAM. The performance of the simulation is greatly affected by the power of the computer in use.

*The suppliers of the software tools we use have this requirement for us as well.

Available RAM versus Problem Size

For small problems the processor speed is the biggest consideration for calculations. If your processor works at twice the speed the problem will be solved in half the time. For larger problems, however, memory management progressively becomes a bigger and bigger consideration. If the memory needed to solve is larger than available RAM – then most of the problem is being swapped back and forth between RAM and the hard disk as the problem proceeds. The efficiency of this process becomes the biggest single factor in the speed of solving large problems. Since this is managed by Windows itself – taking account of other processes also running – we can do very little to help you optimize further from within our software, but can offer the following advice regarding the system setup:

  • Determine the size of problems you will be solving. This is reported in the Message Area as required disk space when the BEM solver begins. It is also reported for the existing element distribution from the menu Solution>Elements>Problem Size.
  • The importance of getting as much RAM as needed on a 64 bit system is illustrated by the benchmark results below for a challenging magnetic problem run on 4 different computers:
    Comparising of solution times for a nonlinear 3D magnetic model requiring 6 GB memory

    The model took 6 hours to solve on a basic system and 3/4 hour to solve on a good system. There are many differences between the 4 systems used, leading to some noise in the plot. However, it is clear that the optimal solution is to use a 64 bit version of the software with more RAM available than the reported memory requirement.
  • 2 hard drives: When choosing hard disk features access time is clearly important. You can set up the locations of the scratch files from Utilities>Settings. Out of various configurations we tested, this was the single most important factor in performing faster analyses when the memory required exceeded available RAM.
  • RAID ARRAY: using a RAID array lets you use multiple disks as a single drive letter, but will manage the access very efficiently. We configure our own systems such that IES software is installed on d: (a RAID array) with the program and scratch files using d:. For more generic information about configuring a RAID array on your computer, check HOW TO: Establish a Striped Volume (RAID 0) in Windows Server 2003 (Microsoft Knowledge Base).

Last updated: June, 2016

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Charged Particle Beams

  • Electron guns
  • Ion guns
  • Ion implanters
  • Nanotube field emitters
  • Sputtering sources
  • X-ray
  • Ion propulsion
  • Spot Size

Beam Optics

  • Focusing electrodes
  • Steering magnets
  • Electron microscopes
  • Multipole beamline magnets

Charged Particle Trajectories

  • Ion mobility spectroscopy
  • Ion traps
  • Ion mass spectrometers
  • Time of flight
  • Deflector plates
  • Microchannel plates
  • Multipaction
  • Photomultiplier tubes

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