fix smd/move_tri_surf command

Syntax

fix ID group-ID smd/move_tri_surf keyword
  • ID, group-ID are documented in fix command

  • smd/move_tri_surf keyword = style name of this fix command

  • keyword = *LINEAR or *WIGGLE or *ROTATE

    *LINEAR args = Vx Vy Vz
       Vx,Vy,Vz = components of velocity vector (velocity units), any component can be specified as NULL
    *WIGGLE args = Vx Vy Vz max_travel
       vx,vy,vz = components of velocity vector (velocity units), any component can be specified as NULL
       max_travel = wiggle amplitude
    *ROTATE args = Px Py Pz Rx Ry Rz period
       Px,Py,Pz = origin point of axis of rotation (distance units)
       Rx,Ry,Rz = axis of rotation vector
       period = period of rotation (time units)
    

Examples

fix 1 tool smd/move_tri_surf *LINEAR 20 20 10
fix 2 tool smd/move_tri_surf *WIGGLE 20 20 10
fix 2 tool smd/move_tri_surf *ROTATE 0 0 0 5 2 1

Description

This fix applies only to rigid surfaces read from .STL files via fix smd/wall_surface . It updates position and velocity for the particles in the group each timestep without regard to forces on the particles. The rigid surfaces can thus be moved along simple trajectories during the simulation.

The *LINEAR style moves particles with the specified constant velocity vector V = (Vx,Vy,Vz). This style also sets the velocity of each particle to V = (Vx,Vy,Vz).

The *WIGGLE style moves particles in an oscillatory fashion. Particles are moved along (vx, vy, vz) with constant velocity until a displacement of max_travel is reached. Then, the velocity vector is reversed. This process is repeated.

The *ROTATE style rotates particles around a rotation axis R = (Rx,Ry,Rz) that goes through a point P = (Px,Py,Pz). The period of the rotation is also specified. This style also sets the velocity of each particle to (omega cross Rperp) where omega is its angular velocity around the rotation axis and Rperp is a perpendicular vector from the rotation axis to the particle.

See this PDF guide to using Smooth Mach Dynamics in LAMMPS.

Restart, fix_modify, output, run start/stop, minimize info:

Currently, no part of USER-SMD supports restarting nor minimization. This fix has no outputs.

Restrictions

This fix is part of the USER-SMD package. It is only enabled if LAMMPS was built with that package. See the Build package doc page for more info.