[gmx-users] Pressure estimation from NVT

Dallas Warren Dallas.Warren at monash.edu
Tue Sep 27 00:13:22 CEST 2011

Have you looked at the data from which you calculated the pressure average from?

Catch ya,

Dr. Dallas Warren
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From: gmx-users-bounces at gromacs.org [mailto:gmx-users-bounces at gromacs.org] On Behalf Of Sikandar Mashayak
Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2011 3:48 AM
To: Discussion list for GROMACS users
Subject: [gmx-users] Pressure estimation from NVT


I am trying to determine pressure of water at given density and temperature using SPC/E water model. To achieve this, I am doing NVT bulk simulations and then using g_energy I get average pressure values. The question I have is how accurate these average pressure predictions are?

e.g. I get average pressure of 185 bar for 300 K and 1 g/cm^3 water density, but theoretical value for it is around 1 bar. What are the possible reasons for this much deviation from theoretical value? Is there anything wrong with my set up? I am using 2141 water molecules in 4*4*4 periodic box, Nose-Hoover thermostat with 0.2ps time constant , MD algorithm with 1fs time-step, LJ with 1.5 nm cut off and PME for electrostatics.

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