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Re: [lammps-users] Umbrella Sampling

From: Giacomo Fiorin <giacomo.fiorin@...24...>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:43:37 -0500

Hi Amir, umbrella sampling is a general free energy calculation technique, which can be applied to a variety of reaction coordinates problems.  I presume you refer to the GROMACS tutorial where the two ends of a peptide are pulled: is that what you are trying to do?

If so, a similar approach in LAMMPS uses the Colvars module.  If you have carried out the necessary steps to set up and equilibrate a system in LAMMPS, use the example here, which is for a steered MD protocol:

You will need to adapt the atom selections, of course.  Once everything is working for you, you will prepare multiple starting configurations and use a fixed harmonic restraint on each one to run umbrella sampling.


On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Amir Hossein Saeedi via lammps-users <> wrote:

Dear Lammps users

Could anybody introduce me a note or tutorial to learn how to conduct "Umbrella Sampling" in lammps?

This process seems to be easy in GROMACS, however, I could not find proper cases for lammps.

With Kind Regards

Saeedi Dehaghani Amir Hossein
Assistant Professor 
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Tarbiat Modares University
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