Up: NAMD 2.10b2 User's Guide
- Graph of van der Waals potential with and without switching
- Graph of electrostatic potential with and without shifting function
- Graph of electrostatic split between short and long range forces
- Example of cutoff and pairlist distance uses
- Graph showing a slice of a ramp potential, showing the effect of
- Graphical representation of a collective variables configuration
The colvar called ``
'' is defined as the difference between two distances: the first distance (
) is taken between the center of mass of atoms 1 and 2 and that of atoms 3 to 5, the second (
) between atom 7 and the center of mass of atoms 8 to 10.
is obtained by multiplying the two by a coefficient
The colvar called ``
'' is the coordination number calculated between atoms 1 to 10 and atoms 11 to 20. A harmonic restraint is applied to both
: to allow using the same force constant
are scaled by their respective fluctuation widths
A third colvar ``alpha'' is defined as the
-helical content of residues 1 to 10.
The values of ``
'' and ``alpha'' are also recorded throughout the simulation as a joint 2-dimensional histogram.
- Dual topology description for an alchemical simulation.
Case example of the mutation of alanine into serine.
The lighter color denotes the non-interacting, alternate
- Convergence of an FEP calculation. If the ensembles representative
are too disparate, equation (59) will
not converge (a).
If, in sharp contrast, the configurations of
form a subset of the ensemble of configurations
characteristic of state
, the simulation is expected
to converge (b).
The difficulties reflected in case (a) may be
alleviated by the introduction of mutually overlapping intermediate
states that connect
(c). It should be
mentioned that in practice, the kinetic contribution,
is assumed to be identical for state
- Relationship of user-defined
to coupling of electrostatic or vdW interactions to a simulation, given specific values of alchElecLambdaStart or alchVdwLambdaEnd.
- Sample TI data (
). The blue shaded
area shows the integral with fine sampling close to the end point. The red area
shows the difference when
values are more sparse. In this example,
insufficient sampling before
0.1 can result in a large overestimation
of the integral. Beyond
0.2, sparser sampling is justified as dE/d
- Schematics of the aMD method. When the original potential (thick line) falls below a threshold energy
a boost potential is added. The modified energy profiles (thin lines) have smaller barriers separating adjacent