[gmx-users] Energy Conservation at the Beginning of a Production Run

Kruse, Luke E.(MU-Student) lekyr8 at mail.missouri.edu
Thu Mar 28 20:53:54 CET 2019

Hello gromacs users,

I am trying to simulate a peptide amphiphile with the CHARMM27 force field. To do this I have had to specify an additional bond type and bond, angle, dihedral, etc. parameters in the .itp files of the force field. Then, to check if I had done this correctly, I minimized the system, and ran a production run to generate an NVE ensemble, so that I could make sure the system was conserving energy appropriately. After looking at the energy vs time plot (produces with the gmx energy command), however, the system jumps from an initial energy, up ~20 kJ per mole and then conserves energy for the most part (slight drifting but seems tolerable relative to the initial discontinuity). Is this discontinuity a normal happenstance or a result of bad minimization?

Thank you!


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