Re: Curved wedge geometry?

From: Giuseppe Battistoni <>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:08:40 +0100

Dear Bertrand
if I understand correctly your figure, the answer is:
"yes (with FLUKA) you can".
By means of the geometry system of FLUKA (combinatorial geometry)
you can define that curved wedge as the region of space between 2 infinite
cylinders cut by 4 planes.
The study of backscattering of low energy e.m. particles with FLUKA is a
typical application. Just take into account that the minimum energy can
be as low as
1 keV.
        Best regards
                Giuseppe Battistoni

On 15/11/2010 17:17, Bertrand H.J. Biritz wrote:
> Dear FLUKA community,
> I am a post-doc/resident in medical physics and I have been asked to do =
> a simulation of a curved shielding wedge, see this image:
> As I am new to Monte Carlo simulations I have been looking around at the =
> various packages (FLUKA, EGSnrc, GAMOS). Before choosing one I wanted to =
> see if it is possible to simulate this geometry in FLUKA. I would be =
> hitting the surface with electrons and photons with a maximum energy of =
> 10 MeV, we are particularly interested in seeing what backscattering =
> there is.
> Sincerely,
> Bertrand=
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