Re: applying stress to study elasticity

From: Jen Hsin (jhsin_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 24 2008 - 11:20:05 CDT

Hi Lam,

A good starting point is the NAMD user-defined forces tutorial
(http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Tutorials/index.html#forces).

Jen

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On Oct 24, 2008, at 11:06 AM, Lam Nguyen wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I would like to study the elasticity of a network. My question is how
> to apply a stress (shear or normal) and then how to extract the
> strain.
>
> There is an option to apply forces on some atoms in the system, but I
> dont know how to use that option to apply a stress on the whole
> system.
>
> Any idea to help?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Lam

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