The dipole magnet design was assisted by Finite Elements (FE) calculations. First results were obtained in 2-D computations which were followed by full 3-D analysis, mainly with the Vector Fields TOSCA programme. Some of the 3-D field maps were used in the LHCb physics simulation programme to investigate the effects of field geometry and field inhomogeneities on the detector and physics performance.
LHCb is an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN to provide precision measurements of CP violation and rare decays in the B-meson system. The high centre of mass energy and luminosity of the LHC combined with the efficient trigger of the experiment, including on-line detection of secondary vertices, will give unprecedented statistics for many physics channels. Particle identification will significantly add to the power of the experiment.
The full report is available at CERN document Server. Section 3 relates to work undertaken with the Opera software suite.