AccelSoft products have been utilized in a number of courses covering
charged particle optics and accelerator design. The courses range from
one-day classes, introducing particle beam optics and basic principles, to
extensive courses given at the U. S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS),
covering a range of topics in accelerator fundamentals and design.
The links below access a selection of the class materials developed
to help teach about using various AccelSoft products. A number of example
files are provided that are described in the course materials.
In addition, links to other more general USPAS course documents are
included for completeness. Utilize these resources as you would other
education and research materials, and please give appropriate citations
that acknowledge their respective authors and origins.
An extensive set of presentations on PBO Lab have been presented in USPAS LINAC design classes that included daily simulation laboratory sessions. The 2011 USPAS course "Proton Linear Accelerator Design with Simulation Laboratory" taught by John Staples, George Gillespie and Sang-Ho Kim provides an example. The PBO Lab related lectures included the following topics:
Other courses involving several days of lectures and computer laboratory work, but not as lengthy as the USPAS classes, have also been given. The following was presented at KACST in 2014 and emphasizes basic optics with an examples using the PBO Lab TRACE 3-D Module and ElectoStatic Palette. The 6 half-day sessions covered:
AccelSoft provides customers with assistance in the initial setup of their beamline as a part of our Technical Support and Product Update Service (TS&PUS). The TS&PUS is included free for the first year following the purchase of a software license, and may be renewed annually for a nominal fee.