[Fwd: RE: About: : geometry import from cad file]

From: Anna Ferrari <anna.ferrari_at_lnf.infn.it>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:29:40 +0100 (CET)

 Hi Michele,

  you cannot import a geometry .stp CAD file in FLUKA.
  I forward to you the answer of Chris (thanks to him), that clarifies to
  you the reason because this is not a reasonable option in SimpleGeo
  (and, in general, for particle transport calculations).


---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: RE: geometry import from cad file
From: "Chris Theis" <Christian.Theis_at_cern.ch>
Date: Wed, January 27, 2010 5:44 pm

I'm afraid that import of step files is not an option because they tend
to describe the geometry in a way which is not directly compatible with
combinatorial solid geometry. Often it's a boundary representation which
describes volumetric bodies by means of faces and FLUKA does not provide
any means of tracking in such descriptions. One should also keep in mind
that even if this would be possible, from a technical point of view,
there are issues with accuracy etc. with respect to the tracking. This
is the reason why CAD import is not a standard option for particle
transport calculations.

Hope that helps

Chris Theis
CERN/DGS-RP - European Organization for Nuclear Research
1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 767 8069 Office: 892-2A-015
e-mail: Christian.Theis@cern.ch www: http://www.cern.ch/theis

---------------------------- Original Message
> ---
> Subject: geometry import from cad file
> From: "fabiemme_at_libero.it" <fabiemme_at_libero.it>
> Date: Wed, January 27, 2010 2:42 pm
> To: fluka-discuss_at_fluka.org
> ---
> Hi everybody,
> is there any way to import directly a step (.stp extension) cad file
> in fluka?
> With simplegeo maybe?
> Michele Fabi
Received on Wed Jan 27 2010 - 20:59:56 CET

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Wed Jan 27 2010 - 20:59:56 CET