fix lineforce command


fix ID group-ID lineforce x y z
  • ID, group-ID are documented in fix command

  • lineforce = style name of this fix command

  • x y z = direction of line as a 3-vector


fix hold boundary lineforce 0.0 1.0 1.0


Adjust the forces on each atom in the group so that only the component of force along the linear direction specified by the vector (x,y,z) remains. This is done by subtracting out components of force in the plane perpendicular to the line.

If the initial velocity of the atom is 0.0 (or along the line), then it should continue to move along the line thereafter.

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

No information about this fix is written to binary restart files. None of the fix_modify options are relevant to this fix. No global or per-atom quantities are stored by this fix for access by various output commands. No parameter of this fix can be used with the start/stop keywords of the run command.

The forces due to this fix are imposed during an energy minimization, invoked by the minimize command.