The Simulations Chain of the MURAVES Experiment
The MUon RAdiography of VESuvius (MURAVES) project is aimed at studying the summital cone of Mt.
Vesuvius, an active and hazardous volcano near Naples, Italy. A detailed Monte Carlo simulation framework is necessary in order to investigate the effects of the experimental constraints and to perform comparisons with the actual observations. Our Monte Carlo setup combines a variety of Monte Carlo programs
that address different aspects of cosmic muon simulation, from muon generation in the Earth’s upper atmosphere to the response of the detector, including the interactions with the material of the volcano. We
will elaborate on the rationale for our technical choices, including the trade-off between speed and accuracy, and on the lessons learned, which are of general interest for similar use cases in muon radiography
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