fix nve/asphere command

Accelerator Variants: nve/asphere/gpu, nve/asphere/intel


fix ID group-ID nve/asphere
  • ID, group-ID are documented in fix command

  • nve/asphere = style name of this fix command


fix 1 all nve/asphere


Perform constant NVE integration to update position, velocity, orientation, and angular velocity for aspherical particles in the group each timestep. V is volume; E is energy. This creates a system trajectory consistent with the microcanonical ensemble.

This fix differs from the fix nve command, which assumes point particles and only updates their position and velocity.

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. This fix is not invoked during energy minimization.

Styles with a gpu, intel, kk, omp, or opt suffix are functionally the same as the corresponding style without the suffix. They have been optimized to run faster, depending on your available hardware, as discussed on the Accelerator packages page. The accelerated styles take the same arguments and should produce the same results, except for round-off and precision issues.

These accelerated styles are part of the GPU, INTEL, KOKKOS, OPENMP, and OPT packages, respectively. They are only enabled if LAMMPS was built with those packages. See the Build package page for more info.

You can specify the accelerated styles explicitly in your input script by including their suffix, or you can use the -suffix command-line switch when you invoke LAMMPS, or you can use the suffix command in your input script.

See the Accelerator packages page for more instructions on how to use the accelerated styles effectively.


This fix is part of the ASPHERE package. It is only enabled if LAMMPS was built with that package. See the Build package page for more info.

This fix requires that atoms store torque and angular momentum and a quaternion as defined by the atom_style ellipsoid command.

All particles in the group must be finite-size. They cannot be point particles, but they can be aspherical or spherical as defined by their shape attribute.