Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators


A Simulation Toolkit for
High Energy Physics Experiments
using Geant4 and the
DD4hep Geometry Description


M. Frank
CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland


Simulating the detector response is an essential tool in high energy physics to analyze the sensitivity of an experiment to the underlying physics. Such simulation tools require a detailed though convenient detector description as it is provided by the DD4hep toolkit. We will present the generic simulation toolkit DDG4 using the DD4hep detector description toolkit. The toolkit implements a modular and flexible approach to simulation activities using Geant4. User defined simulation applications using DDG4 can easily be configured, extended using specialized action routines. The design is strongly driven by easy of use; developers of detector descriptions and applications using them should provide minimal information and minimal specific code to achieve the desired result.

Document History

version Date Author

1.0 19/11/2013Markus Frank CERN/LHCb