The need to accommodate the long bunch trains suitable for a cold linear collider and limitations to the kicker technology will cause the International Linear Collider (ILC) damping rings to be fairly large. A several Km long circumference and small emittance at extraction will combine to produce a sizeable and potentially harmful vertical space-charge tuneshift - an unusual feature for high-energy electron storage rings. We report on our study of space-charge effects for the lattice designs presently under consideration including the coupling bumps that have been proposed to tame the magnitude of those effects. We employ the code MaryLie/Impact and explore several models of beam dynamics with varying degree of accuracy and self-consistency in the treatment of space-charge.

The determination of dynamic aperture in storage rings and colliders is a numerically intensive procedure. When realistic space-charge forces come into consideration, the numerical load becomes even heavier. Furthermore, dynamic aperture estimation using chaos indicators like frequency map analysis (FMA) raises reliability issues when the dynamical system has a time-dependent perturbation like the space-charge force. In this article, we apply a rapidly converging chaos indicator called reversibility error method (REM) to study the space-charge contribution to the dynamic aperture of the integrable optics test accelerator (IOTA) storage ring at a small value of the space charge tune shift. The strength of REM is addressed through examples, including a particle-core model of halo formation. We also develop a toy model of the IOTA lattice to further reduce the computing time required to estimate the dynamic aperture, and we compare this model with a realistic space-charge simulation for verification.

Accelerator storage ring designs based on nonlinear integrable Hamiltonian systems provide a novel test-bed for studying the interplay between nonlinear dynamics and space charge at high intensity. In this work, the structure of beam Vlasov equilibria is explored for a constant focusing channel based on the nonlinear focusing potential of the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator. The dynamics of the single-particle orbits is explored in the combined space charge and external focusing fields as a function of beam current, and the self-consistent relaxation of a mismatched beam to equilibrium is characterized.

The influence of space charge on emittance growth is studied in simulations of a coasting beam exposed to a strong octupolar perturbation in an otherwise linear lattice, and under stationary parameters. We explore the importance of self-consistency by comparing results with a non-self-consistent model, where the space charge electric field is kept.

We describe a hybrid data-representation and rendering technique for visualizing large-scale particle data generated from numerical modeling of beam dynamics. The basis of the technique is mixing volume rendering and point rendering according to particle density distribution, visibility, and the user's instruction. A hierarchical representation of the data is created on a parallel computer, allowing real-time partitioning into high-density areas for volume rendering, and low-density areas for point rendering. This allows the beam to be interactively visualized while preserving the fine structure usually visible only with slow pointbased rendering techniques.

This paper presents two new hardware-assisted rendering techniques developed for interactive visualization of the terascale data generated from numerical modeling of nextgeneration accelerator designs. The first technique, based on a hybrid rendering approach, makes possible interactive exploration of large-scale particle data from particle beam dynamics modeling. The second technique, based on a compact texture-enhanced representation, exploits the advanced features of commodity graphics cards to achieve perceptually effective visualization of the very dense and complex electromagnetic fields produced from the modeling of reflection and transmission properties of open structures in an accelerator design. Because of the collaborative nature of the overall accelerator modeling project, the visualization technology developed is for both desktop and remote visualization settings. We have tested the techniques using both time varying particle data sets containing up to one billion particles per time step and electromagnetic field data sets with millions of mesh elements.