Tech-X has released version 4.2 of Vorpal, its software framework for electromagnetic and electrostatic simulations composed of particles and fluids for 1D, 2D, and 3D geometries. New capabilities will allow researchers to apply Vorpal in new application areas, enabling more advanced simulations of the physics involved in each application.
Originally released in 2005, Vorpal offers a unique combination of physical models to cover the entire range of plasma simulation problems. Laser wakefield accelerators, plasma thrusters, high-power microwave guides, and plasma processing chambers are only a few of the many applications the company lists as having benefited from the parallel algorithms incorporated into the Vorpal framework. New capabilities include additional collision models, import of user-defined secondary electron yield data, a new photoemission model, and delta-F particles for modelling tokamak geometries.
Tech-X offers product training and product usage consulting to help customers to make the most of the software. The company also provides consulting services to help customers configure and optimise their Vorpal environment.