[gmx-users] gmx wham (again)
jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Apr 18 22:11:40 CEST 2018
On 4/18/18 4:08 PM, Alex wrote:
> In addition, we seem to have a different problem:
Cylinder geometry requires the use of pull-coord1-vec, not pull-coord1-dim.
> Program: gmx grompp, version 2018
> Source file: src/gromacs/gmxpreprocess/readpull.cpp (line 234)
> Fatal error:
> With pull geometry cylinder the pull vector can not be 0,0,0
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:34 AM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
>> On 4/18/18 3:17 AM, Alex wrote:
>>> I suppose this question is mostly for Justin...
>>> Let me remind what I am dealing with and ask if my idea is correct.
>>> I have a rectangular membrane in XY with a pore at (X/2, Y/2) in water
>>> and want to get the Gibbs free energy curve for an ion. For this, I have a
>>> bunch of starting configurations at (X/2, Y/2) and Z varying between some
>>> -z0 and z0. The bias in the "fake" pull mdp is applied as N N Y. Near the
>>> membrane, this means the entire plane is sampled, which adds contributions
>>> I am not interested in. I want the pore and a small region of the membrane
>>> around it, not the membrane, given its properties.
>>> So, I applied weak (k=50) in-plane restraint to the ion for each of the
>>> sampled configurations -- to keep the sampling region a bit closer to the
>>> pore. The results look completely different, but they finally make very
>>> good qualitative sense. The ion still walks around within a small disk, but
>>> not much -- this tentatively makes me happy.
>>> Would you believe the results obtained this way, assuming otherwise
>>> proper setup?
>> This is the exact situation that the "cylinder" pull geometry is designed
>> to model. I suggest going that route rather than ad hoc restraints, which
>> will influence the PMF and should be otherwise accounted for.
>> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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