[gmx-users] rlist, rcolumb, and rvdw
mark.j.abraham at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 08:57:21 CET 2017
Those ancient comments pertain only to the deprecated "group" cutoff
scheme. You should look at the extensive documentation of both schemes in
the current reference manuals. Particularly vdw cutoffs are baked into the
forcefield and should not be varied without extensive testing. See
On Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:51 Mohsen Ramezanpour <ramezanpour.mohsen at gmail.com>
> Dear gromacs users,
> Reading through mailing list I found a nice discussion on the relation
> between rlist, rcolumb, and rvdw:
> If I understood correctly,
> rcoulomb < rlist and rvdw < rlist is the most accurate way,
> rlist=rcoulomb=rvdw is the commonly used way for these parameters.
> I was wondering what would be the case if I want to change the cut-offs?
> For instance, to use charmm36 in Groamcs, it is recommended to use 1.0-1.2
> as the cut-off for LJ, and rlist=rcoulomb=rvdw
> However, this setting might not result in good behaviour for some
> lipid bilayers.
> Therefore, I want to check if other cut-offs works better in gromacs.
> If I change "1.2 nm" to "A nm" for rvdw, do I need to change rcolumb and
> rlist to A as well? i.e. rlist=rcolumb=rvdw=A?
> I am using following parameters already:
> cutoff-scheme = Verlet
> nstlist = 20
> rlist = *1.2*
> coulombtype = *pme*
> rcoulomb = *1.2*
> vdwtype = Cut-off
> vdw-modifier = *Force-switch*
> rvdw_switch = *1.0*
> rvdw = *1.2*
> Thanks in advance for your comments
> *Rewards work better than punishment ...*
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