Tech-X has released Vorpal v2.2, a software framework for simulating plasmas composed of particles and fluids for 1D, 2D, and 3D geometries. New capabilities will allow researchers to apply Vorpal in new application areas and enable more advanced simulations of the physics being studied.
Vorpal offers a 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 benefiting from the powerful, parallel algorithms incorporated into the Vorpal framework.
New capabilities include a re-architecting of the product documentation, as well as the ability to describe more complex geometries of physical problems and the addition of new physics capabilities. This release also provides support for the Intel-based Mac OS X platform.