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we are trying to energy minimization with bond constraints. please find attached our data file and the input file for the minimization run. we looked into the ‘fix’ commands associated with the minimization run, but couldn’t find any to fox the carbon-hydrogen bonds between the individual atoms.

any help would be appreciated.

Granite Tait

in.minimization (351 Bytes)

data.open (9.69 KB)

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thanks for your understanding,

See the minimize doc page Restrictions section. There is no support in LAMMPS for performing minimizations

with fixed bond lengths (e.g. shake, rigid). However using stifff bonds is a reasonable approximation.