From: Marcos Sotomayor (sotomayo_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Wed May 31 2006 - 21:48:37 CDT
Have a look at
likely your are using a multiple time stepping algorithm, and that's why
you see changes in the electrostatic energy.
On Wed, 1 Jun 2005, Sting wrote:
> Hi Cesar,
> Thank you for suggestion.This system is a super-helix consisted of
three chains,about 110 X 3 residues.I have performed a 10,000 steps
minimization and 500ps MD(with CA fixed),then another 500ps free MD was
performed.While minimization,the energy fluctuation(sorry,I shuld correct
myself,that the changing energy is not VDW but Elect energy) didn't
occur,but both the constrain MD and free MD presented the energy shift as
> By the way,during solvating the protein,we set the waters departing 3.3 Å from protein (defaut is 2.4 Å),and then did NTV MD. So that, at some specific positions near the protein, huge water holes occured.Did the Elect Energy shift has any relationship with this?
> Thank you for your time.
> ======= 2006-06-01 02:12:52 ：=======
>> May be you should better equilibrate the system before running MD.
>> Sting wrote:
>>> Dear all
>>> When I performed a MD run with NAMD,every things went well,but when analyzing the energy of the system,I noticed that there was a large fluctuation between every two sequential steps,something like: step VDW energy
>>> 259970 -226049.7557
>>> 259980 -38243.0418
>>> 259990 -226001.2423
>>> 260000 -38106.4633
>>> I wonder what I should understand this.
>>> Any suggestion will be appreciated.
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