md.force¶
Overview
md.force.active 
Active force. 
md.force.constant 
Constant force. 
md.force.dipole 
Treat particles as dipoles in an electric field. 
Details
Apply forces to particles.

class
hoomd.md.force.
active
(seed, group, f_lst=None, t_lst=None, orientation_link=True, orientation_reverse_link=False, rotation_diff=0, constraint=None)¶ Active force.
Parameters:  seed (int) – required userspecified seed number for random number generator.
 f_list (list) – An array of (x,y,z) tuples for the active force vector for each individual particle.
 t_list (list) – An array of (x,y,z) tuples that indicate active torque vectors for each particle
 group (
hoomd.group
) – Group for which the force will be set  orientation_link (bool) – if True then forces and torques are applied in the particle’s reference frame. If false, then the box reference frame is used. Only relevant for nonpointlike anisotropic particles.
 orientation_reverse_link (bool) – When True, the particle’s orientation is set to match the active force vector. Useful for for using a particle’s orientation to log the active force vector. Not recommended for anisotropic particles. Quaternion rotation assumes base vector of (0,0,1).
 rotation_diff (float) – rotational diffusion constant, \(D_r\), for all particles in the group.
 constraint (
hoomd.md.update.constraint_ellipsoid
) – such as update.constraint_ellipsoid.
active
specifies that an active force should be added to all particles. Obeys \(\delta {\bf r}_i = \delta t v_0 \hat{p}_i\), where \(v_0\) is the active velocity. In 2D \(\hat{p}_i = (\cos \theta_i, \sin \theta_i)\) is the active force vector for particle \(i\); and the diffusion of the active force vector follows \(\delta \theta / \delta t = \sqrt{2 D_r / \delta t} \Gamma\), where \(D_r\) is the rotational diffusion constant, and the gamma function is a unitvariance random variable, whose components are uncorrelated in time, space, and between particles. In 3D, \(\hat{p}_i\) is a unit vector in 3D space, and diffusion follows \(\delta \hat{p}_i / \delta t = \sqrt{2 D_r / \delta t} \Gamma (\hat{p}_i (\cos \theta  1) + \hat{p}_r \sin \theta)\), where \(\hat{p}_r\) is an uncorrelated random unit vector. The persistence length of an active particle’s path is \(v_0 / D_r\).Attention
active()
does not support MPI execution.Examples:
force.active( seed=13, f_list=[tuple(3,0,0) for i in range(N)]) ellipsoid = update.constraint_ellipsoid(group=groupA, P=(0,0,0), rx=3, ry=4, rz=5) force.active( seed=7, f_list=[tuple(1,2,3) for i in range(N)], orientation_link=False, rotation_diff=100, constraint=ellipsoid)

disable
(log=False)¶ Disable the force.
Parameters: log (bool) – Set to True if you plan to continue logging the potential energy associated with this force. Examples:
force.disable() force.disable(log=True)
Executing the disable command will remove the force from the simulation. Any
hoomd.run()
command executed after disabling a force will not calculate or use the force during the simulation. A disabled force can be reenabled withenable()
.By setting log to True, the values of the force can be logged even though the forces are not applied in the simulation. For forces that use cutoff radii, setting log=True will cause the correct r_cut values to be used throughout the simulation, and therefore possibly drive the neighbor list size larger than it otherwise would be. If log is left False, the potential energy associated with this force will not be available for logging.

get_energy
(group)¶ Get the energy of a particle group.
Parameters: group ( hoomd.group
) – The particle group to query the energy for.Returns: The last computed energy for the members in the group. Examples:
g = group.all() energy = force.get_energy(g)

class
hoomd.md.force.
constant
(fx=None, fy=None, fz=None, fvec=None, tvec=None, group=None)¶ Constant force.
Parameters:  fvec (tuple) – force vector (in force units)
 tvec (tuple) – torque vector (in torque units)
 fx (float) – x compent of force, retained for backwards compatibility
 fy (float) – y compent of force, retained for backwards compatibility
 fz (float) – z compent of force, retained for backwards compatibility
 group (
hoomd.group
) – Group for which the force will be set.
constant
specifies that a constant force should be added to every particle in the simulation or optionally to all particles in a group.Examples:
force.constant(fx=1.0, fy=0.5, fz=0.25)) const = force.constant(fvec=(0.4,1.0,0.5)) const = force.constant(fvec=(0.4,1.0,0.5),group=fluid) const = force.constant(fvec=(0.4,1.0,0.5), tvec=(0,0,1) ,group=fluid)

disable
(log=False)¶ Disable the force.
Parameters: log (bool) – Set to True if you plan to continue logging the potential energy associated with this force. Examples:
force.disable() force.disable(log=True)
Executing the disable command will remove the force from the simulation. Any
hoomd.run()
command executed after disabling a force will not calculate or use the force during the simulation. A disabled force can be reenabled withenable()
.By setting log to True, the values of the force can be logged even though the forces are not applied in the simulation. For forces that use cutoff radii, setting log=True will cause the correct r_cut values to be used throughout the simulation, and therefore possibly drive the neighbor list size larger than it otherwise would be. If log is left False, the potential energy associated with this force will not be available for logging.

get_energy
(group)¶ Get the energy of a particle group.
Parameters: group ( hoomd.group
) – The particle group to query the energy for.Returns: The last computed energy for the members in the group. Examples:
g = group.all() energy = force.get_energy(g)

class
hoomd.md.force.
dipole
(field_x, field_y, field_z, p)¶ Treat particles as dipoles in an electric field.
Parameters: Examples:
force.external_field_dipole(field_x=0.0, field_y=1.0 ,field_z=0.5, p=1.0) const_ext_f_dipole = force.external_field_dipole(field_x=0.0, field_y=1.0 ,field_z=0.5, p=1.0)

disable
(log=False)¶ Disable the force.
Parameters: log (bool) – Set to True if you plan to continue logging the potential energy associated with this force. Examples:
force.disable() force.disable(log=True)
Executing the disable command will remove the force from the simulation. Any
hoomd.run()
command executed after disabling a force will not calculate or use the force during the simulation. A disabled force can be reenabled withenable()
.By setting log to True, the values of the force can be logged even though the forces are not applied in the simulation. For forces that use cutoff radii, setting log=True will cause the correct r_cut values to be used throughout the simulation, and therefore possibly drive the neighbor list size larger than it otherwise would be. If log is left False, the potential energy associated with this force will not be available for logging.

get_energy
(group)¶ Get the energy of a particle group.
Parameters: group ( hoomd.group
) – The particle group to query the energy for.Returns: The last computed energy for the members in the group. Examples:
g = group.all() energy = force.get_energy(g)

set_params
(field_x, field_y, field_z, p)¶ Change the constant field and dipole moment.
Parameters: Examples:
const_ext_f_dipole = force.external_field_dipole(field_x=0.0, field_y=1.0 ,field_z=0.5, p=1.0) const_ext_f_dipole.setParams(field_x=0.1, field_y=0.1, field_z=0.0, p=1.0))
