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Re: Question Help: G4VIntersectionLocator::GetSurfaceNormal Warning (Evan Rand)
Date: 08 Jun, 2012
From: John Apostolakis <John Apostolakis>

Dear Evan,

The warning is generated when Geant4 is checking if a tracking is entering a volume or not.

So it can be relevant or important - but typically it is not critical and the simulation will give the correct answer even if a warning is issued.

It is difficult to say with certainty when it might important for your simulation.  This is used to avoid a particle bouncing on a surface.  So if the simulation progresses, likely it is ok.

> 
> 
> My questions are:
> 
> 1. Is there a way to "fix" my code such that Geant4 correctly calculates
> the surface normal?

The only way that this could be avoided would be to implement the solid that has this problem in a different way.

> 2. If 1. isn't easily solved, should I even be concerned about this
> warning in the first place?

Best regards,
John Apostolakis

P.S.  Please mention your institution and the field of your application.

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