From: Axel Kohlmeyer (akohlmey_at_gmail.com)
Date: Wed Oct 21 2009 - 09:00:55 CDT
On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 13:36 +0800, namd_chcwaaa_at_yahoo.com.cn wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have an equlibrated simulation box with dimension (lx,ly,lz). I
> want to modify its dimension to (lx',ly',lz'), where ly'>ly, lz'>lz
> and lx'<lx. Is there any proper method? I would be grateful if any of
> you could give me some advice.
there certainly is no method that would work without having
to reequilibrate the system.
if the change in the box lengths are not to drastic, i would
just rescale all x-, y-, and z-coordinates accordingly, reset
the box and then start the equilibration process again. note,
that such a "squeeze/stretch" will induce low level sound waves
traveling through your system, that will go on for a very long
time, unless you take precautions by repeatedly freezing different
parts of your system and relaxing the rest.
the second best option would be to remove the solvent and
resolvate according to your desired dimension.
the third option would be to apply external pressure until
the system has the shape that you want.
-- Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer akohlmey_at_gmail.com Institute for Computational Molecular Science College of Science and Technology Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.
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