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Simulation is the process of mimicking the behaviour of a real physical process or system using a representative model.

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In a random walk simulation, how do I get the mean and standard deviation of how many times the walk returns to the origin?

So I'm simulating a 1-dimensional random walk, with 1000 walks that each take 1000 steps. How do I calculate the average number of times that a walker returns to the origin and then the standard ...
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Should a colorbar have constant values throughout a simulation?

The default option for matplotlib's pcolormesh (also true for VisIt and I think also true for Matlab) is to allow the maximum and minimum of a colorbar vary. Which ...
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Good desktop PC for molecular dynamics simulations

I want to build a new desktop PC for MD simulations of relatively simple protein/carbohydrate systems using mainly GROMACS and Amber force field. No ab initio or QM-MM simulations are intended for now....
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How to reduce computational time in DDE simulation on Matlab

I need to simulate a network of nodes. The weights of the edges are being given in a matrix . Due to the non-zero distances between the nodes, we consider time-delays, which are computed given the ...
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N-body problem with differents solvers (RK2, RK4, Euler symplectic, Stormer-Verlet) : planets drift to infinity

I'm trying to write an integrator for the 2 and 3-body problem. I choose to start from a generalisation to N-body problem so I can just pass my bodies to the same integrator in the two cases. I'm ...
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Solving Cahn-Hilliard equation using semi-implicit Fourier spectral methods

So, I have written both a C and python code to solve the 2D Cahn-Hilliard equation: \begin{equation} \frac{\partial c}{\partial t} = \nabla^2\left(c^3 - c - \kappa\nabla^2c\right) \end{equation} ...
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Large scale nonsymmetric eigenvalue problems in practical applications

I am trying to determine need for solving large scale nonsymmetric eigenvalue problems in both industry and academia. I am interested in any kind of problem where we cannot assume that matrices are ...
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General case Kutta condition

I'm working on a 2D inviscid fluid simulation using a "panel method", with Potential being used to enforce the no-through boundary condition. I'm trying to incorporate the Kutta condition, which says ...
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Fourier pseudo-spectral method and numerical dissipation

Performing a direct numerical simulation of isotropic turbulence with Fourier pseudo-spectral method (Orzag & Patterson, PRL, 1972) using FFT. For a background of the method, which is widely used ...
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Electrostatic Force - Simulate Trajectory of Test Particle using Runge Kutta - Force always Repels

In the center of a 2D-Plane a positive static charge Q is placed with position r_prime. This charge creates a static electrical Field E. Now i want to place a test particle with charge Q and position ...
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Numerical simulation of magnetic dipole in a inhomogeneous magnetic field

Goal: I want to use Python to illustrate how a magnetic dipole with magnetic moment m2 moves in a non-homogeneous magnetic field in a 2D-Plane. This field is generated by another magnetic dipole with ...
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How to make a time-parametrization slower around a point but not too slow?

For animation purposes (see below) I need to use a parametrization which 'slows down' near a specific value; More precisely, I am looking for a 'nice' monotonically increasing function $r:[0,1] \to [...
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What guidelines should I follow for simulation software projects?

I am not sure whether this question belongs here, but I would like to give it a try and benefit from the experience of the people at scicomp.SE. From my experience, the software quality in ...
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Finite element analysis software for acoustic and electrostatic

I need to do a simulation for my thesis project involving some piezoelectric nanoparticles in a fluid beamed with ultrasounds. I'm looking for a software for such simulation and for now it seems me ...
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Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: Weird clustering of particles. Is that normal?

I implemented a rather simple SPH simulation using a cubic-spline-kernel and a simple non-iterative pressure solver as described in this PDF in equation 9. I followed algorithm 1 of that paper (...
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Projectile Motion Simulation with Aerodynamics using Euler's Method

I'm trying to simulate the motion of a projectile taking into account aerodynamic drag. The code works perfectly if the aerodynamic drag is zero. However, if the drag coefficient or velocity is too ...
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Numerical stability of taking the `mean` of outputs from the simulation of a discrete stochastic dynamical system

I am writing a simulation for a discrete stochastic dynamical system. Since the simulation is stochastic, I need to run the simulation multiple times and then average the values of each timestep. I ...
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Conserve energy by message passing?

There are $N$ particles with positions $x_i(t)$ and velocities $v_i(t)$ and mass 1. There is a potential function $U_{i,j}(x_i, x_j)$ between each pair of particles, which is $0$ unless the particles ...
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Why is perfect sampling not used in large-scale lattice model simulations?

The statistical physics literature is replete with papers describing simulations of lattice models, such as the Ising model. Typically, these are done through Monte Carlo methods, such as the ...
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Simulation of surface tension-dominated interfaces

I want to simulate the shape of the free surface in a small fuel tank in microgravity, which is very slowly being emptied. The tank is not symmetric, the geometry is given by CAD (e.g. step file). ...
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Choosing an appropriate time step for a discrete & continuous dynamics simulation

I have inherited of a flight dynamics simulation in C++ which represents a small drone with it's autopilot, actuator dynamics and a solid state IMU. Hence, it is composed of a few models, some ...
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computing time scale and steady state concentration in microfluidic channels

I have been performing convection-diffusion transport studies on microfluidic channels like the following The inlet concentration is specific and I obtain the time-dependent concentration profiles of ...
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Is the Immersed Boundary (IB) method a Direct Numerical Simulation?

Is the Immersed Boundary (IB) method considered a Direct Numerical Simulation? A DNS code is the most detailed type of simulation and the most accurate but computationally expensive, right? What makes ...
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Effect of Peclet number on concentration profiles

I have been performing convection-diffusion transport studies on microfluidic channels like the following I came across an article that illustrates the effect fo Peclet number on concentration ...
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Problems with simulation of a spatial filter 4f setup (Python)

I have a question about my code which computes numerically the output field of a 4f setup with a pinhole in the middle which works as a spatial filter. My setup consists of two lenses with 50mm focal ...
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Extracting data from VTK simulations using C++

I have been given a few numerical simulations regarding fluid mixing and have been asked to extract a few parameters from them using C++. Altogether there are about 1000 VTK files per simulation, and ...
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Numerical simulation for a bounded process. Is slight deviation a “normal” fact?

Suppose I have to numerically simulate a process $\{y_t\}$ such that $y_t\geq0$ $\forall t\in\mathbb{N}$, with $t$ denoting time-step. Let's suppose I use MonteCarlo with $\mathscr{N}$ simulation ...
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Discretization formula for a system of two differential equations. “Solution to one of these is the initial condition of the other”. In which sense?

Consider the following stochastic differential equation \begin{equation} dy=\left(A-\left(A+B\right)y\right)dt+C\sqrt{y\left(1-y\right)}dW\tag{1} \end{equation} where $A$, $B$ and $C$ are parameters ...
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Help understanding and implementing fast multipole method for N-body

I've been trying to understand the Fast Multipole Method but not really getting anywhere. It seems like the fastest mainstream N-body simulation algorithm, and I would like to implement it in an ...
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Reading VTK file into C++ for analysis

I apologize in advance if this post is at all ignorant or elementary, I am a pure mathematician who is newly getting into the world of scientific computing. For my research, my advisor would like me ...
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Conserving Energy in Physics Simulation with imperfect Numerical Solver

I am creating a C++ Physics Simulation where I need to move an rigid body through an acting force field. Problem: simulation does not conserve energy. Quesiton: abstractly, how is conservation of ...
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Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its subsets i.e. Deep Learning (DL), Machine Learning (ML) etc. are becoming more and more ubiquitous in engineering, technology and science. Modeling and Simulation (...
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What kind of a researcher am I?

So far, I've worked a bit in modeling, simulations and simple lab experiments, and I've really enjoyed all three research methods to approach a single research question. I can write tricky (in terms ...
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Value of density when there are no or very few neighbours in SPH simulation

I am trying to implement SPH using the directions shown in this paper. The density needs to be updated using the formula $$ \rho(\mathbf{x}_i)=\sum_j m_jW_\text{default}(\mathbf{x}_i-\mathbf{x}_j,h) ...
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How to visualize the vorticity / flow for a rigid body moving through a fluid?

How can I write down two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations for a simple rigid object immersed in a flow and freely falling due to gravity? I'm trying to view the vorticity that's induced by the ...
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Tackling multiscale problem in numerical simulation

In a dusty plasma system there are more than one component with different masses, i.e, electrons, ions,neutrals and dust grains. Accordingly, there are more than one temporal and spatial scales ...
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Spectral solver on em-pic

I'm recently studying for the spectral solver to implement EM-PIC code. I read an article and have some questions. Many PIC codes uses spectral solver to overcome numerical artifacts on FDTD. In the ...
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How to get free energy surface of a 3d Ising Spin system using Monte Carlo simulation?

I am doing a Monte Carlo Simulation of the properties of a 3D Ising Spin system. I want to get the free energy surface of the spin system from the simulation. It is a magnetization vs free energy ...
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Stress during unloading in FEM simulation of an elasto-plastic truss element

I am simulating the behaviour of a single bar composed of two node points by fixing one point and applying a force on the oder node with $F_x = 1$ and fixing $u_y=0$. I am assuming the material to ...
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Decoupling of the fluid viscosity and incompressibility constraint in a partitioned scheme

I am new here and this is my very first question: I hope I respect all the criteria and rules. I am just getting started with partitioned approaches for solving FSI problems. I am interested in a ...
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Parallel Scientific Computation Software Development Language?

I want to develop a parallel scientific computation software from scratch. I want some thoughts on which language to start. The program involves reading/writing data to txt files and doing heavy ...
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What are the alternatives for ABAQUS in generating an *.inp file from a CAD model

ABAQUS gives a .inp file (in pre-processing stage) where the information with regard to the preprocessed model is defined, information such as geometry, mesh type, number of elements, boundary ...
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How to simulate over 1 billion particles?

I want to simulate human erythrocytes in capillaries. I calculated, that for a 1 meter long and 1 mm in diameter capillary there are about 3 billion blood cells. Erythrocytes are actually discs, but ...
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Can one publish a new model and simulation without physical experiments?

When I read strong papers from, say, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, a simple model, simulations and physical experimental results are given, showing good agreement. Can one publish a new model and ...
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Processing time steps in chunks with Fortran [closed]

My PDE simulation program written in Fortran has to make about 2 million variable time steps. But with each time step it slows down more and more, so that if it initially makes 1000 time steps per ...
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How to simulate a PDF using data samples like this?

I know two methods to simulate a PDF from random data samples using MATLAB : 1) Using a histogram where I use this command histogram(data,'Normalization','pdf'), it gives PDF like bins. 2) Another ...
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How to avoid density getting “deleted” in two way rigid body coupling with LBM CFD?

I've been reading this paper recently, which talks about using Lattice Boltzmann methods and two way coupling. Specifically, it outlines fluid solid coupling, and solid fluid coupling, and how simply ...
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Custom exponents for Lennard Jones in LAMMPS

I am trying to run an MD simulation using this generalized version of Lennard Jones. $$ U(r) = \left(\frac{r_0}{r}\right)^A -\frac{A}{B}\left( \frac{r_0}{r} \right)^B $$ However, I do not know how ...
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Is a complete bacteria simulation with an exascale supercomputer possible?

Will it be possible to simulate a complete (at least simple) bacteria atom by atom on an exascale supercomputer? or is it possible already today with the largest systems? Here, I've read that ...
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Using MATLAB to simulate the Ising Model

I am using MATLAB to simulate a 1D Ising Chain. I am running into an issue where when trying to find heat capacity, my system has a tremendous amount of noise. I'll post my code and an image of the ...

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