# Questions tagged [simulation]

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

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### RCWA for Non-Periodic Structure?

I have a quick question regarding Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis (RCWA) for numerically solving problems (in optics). I am trying to simulate a device which is non-periodic in x, y directions (but is ...
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### Error in MD simulation with Lennard-Jones potential in C, resulting in a lack of conservation of energy

I'm working on a MD simulation using the Lennard-Jones potential and the Velocity Verlet algorithm. The code compiles and runs, but the energy for each time step is not conserved; it decreases ...
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### How does Multi Body Dynamics software work for flexible joints?

I need to model a "fishing rod" in 2 dimensions by joining several "rigid sticks" by flexible/elastic joints. The joints act as plate/torsion springs with different spring constants. The "fishing rod" ...
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### Best PARALLEL numerical solver of first order differential equation

I have a system of 256 differential equations that I want to solve numerically. The system represents the Liouville equation, which is a first order, linear differential equation with complex numbers. ...
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### $(1+x^M)^{1/M}$ need to be able to calculate any order derivatives vs. $x$ and $M$ for $x\ge 0$ and $M\gt 2$

cannot delete my own question, so I try to overwrite it instead...
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### Three body problem in C++

I am in a begginers programming course and we got a little project. I chose to simulate the three body problem using the Euler method. Even though the system is chaotic there are some special cases ...
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### Initial conditions of nbody problem

Note: I have edited the original question to try to be clearer. I'm trying to simulate a gravitational nbody problem with a Barnes-Hut algorithm, in which the bodies start in a homogeneous sphere ...
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### Convergence Criteria for Two Fluid Flow Solver

Which one of the following is suitable for judging convergence in Two-Fluid Flow Solver? 1) Absolute Residual (L^2-Norm). 2) Relative Residual. 3) Fraction Change in Velocity, Pressure and Volume ...
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### CFD implementation in software [closed]

I've been learning CFD theory for 4 months (which includes FEA, FDM AND FVM) and now I want to start running simulations. As a novice to CFD software, I would appreciate some advice on where to start, ...
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### Methods for solving $x'=Ax+b$ for small, sparse, singular $A$

I am in the process of building a robotics physics engine. I have been using the Linear ODE $x' = Ax + b$ for the core of my physics integration, but have never found a really good solution method for ...
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### Simple Simulation Examples in Computational Fluid Dynamics

I would like to incorporate a CFD topic in a project I currently have. The deadline is a little less than a month from now. Basically, what I would like to do is solve some equations and simulate ...
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### Is model-view-controller useful pattern useful to build scientific simulation programs?

I work with scientific simulation, but what I like the most in programming is creating graphical user interfaces and 2D or 3D outputs to visualize the evolution of the simulations. I know most input ...
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### GPU-enabled Lattice Boltzmann solvers?

Is anybody aware of any GPU-enabled Lattice Boltzmann solvers (preferably on C++/OpenCL and open-source) that would be recommended? I have found Advanced Simulation Library, but it seems to be very ...
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### Maximizing unknown noisy function

I'm interested in maximizing a function $f(\mathbf \theta)$, where $\theta \in \mathbb R^p$. The problem is that I don't know the analytic form of the function, or of its derivatives. The only thing ...
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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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### BiCopter simulation in Matlab

I derived a bicopter dynamical model with two servos and two BLDC motors. And now am trying to simulate it using Matlab. As base for simulation I used this paper and this code Unfortunately, the ...
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### Software to simulate behavioral economic models?

I am looking for a way to simulate behavioral economic models to illustrate the effects of changing parameters. I am familiar with statistical analysis (especially R), but I only have few programming ...
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### Solve implicit ODE numerically in orbit simulation

I'm trying to plot the orbit of a compact binary star system where general relativistic effects become important. I'm using post-Newtonian approximation and I want to solve the orbit numerically based ...
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### How to calculate divergence and vorticity from a velocity field using finite elements

I am in the process of writing a finite element solver for the Navier-Stokes equations and am having trouble computing things like the divergence and vorticity correctly. Currently to compute the ...
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### Pressure projection method boundary conditions

When using the pressure projection method to solve the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations do we apply Neumann boundary conditions for pressure only where there are associated no-slip velocity ...
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### ANSYS Fluent: Defining External Force on a Cell Zone [closed]

I am using ANSYS Fluent 15 to simulate a case of fluid flow. In my case, I have three cell zones in my simulation, let's call them top, middle and bottom. My requirement is to put a vertical constant ...
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### CFD turbulence modelling mean pressures vs peak pressures

I have been experimenting with using Autodesk CFD to investigate facade/ cladding pressures on a (rectangular) building, comparing results with cladding/ facades pressures pressures from design codes ...
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### Can other running processes harm the performance of my simulation?

I don't have an high-end machine on which run my simulation (Python + C extensions, based on numpy for calculations) Thus I intend to run the program on my PC, for several hours. I won't use the ...
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### Simulating laminar fluid flow in microfluidics device

I just started working in a lab that is trying to design microfluidics devices to trap and manipulate colonies of E. coli cells. Given a 3D model of such a device created in Autodesk Inventor (or a ...
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### Relationship between FEM solutions of PDE with different spatial resolutions

I use FEM to simulate deformations of elastic objects for animation applications in computer graphics. The governing equation is generally with the form:  \mathbf{M}\ddot{\mathbf{u}} +\mathbf{C}\dot{...
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### Conservation at grid interface in adaptive mesh refinement

I am using adaptive mesh refinement to solve one dimensional inviscid Burgers equation. However I am facing some difficulty to handle grid interfaces which are not uniform (coarse-fine grid interface)....
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### How to generate movie of the simulation done in LAMMPS? [closed]

I simulated nanowire deformation using LAMMPS and visualized it using VMD in Centos 6.5. But I'm not able to generate .jpg image file or the simulation movie. How can I proceed??
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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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### Hypersonic flow in Fluent

I am working in my graduating project about the hypersonic flow, particularly the properties of the air behind a strong shock wave, I try to do a simulation for that process in Fluent but I don't know ...
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### PyOpenGL/OpenGL Generating Cosmic NBodys

I am working on a Universe Simulator. I'm stuck on creating the dark matters webs of the universe that look like this: http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/galform/data_vis/sim3dnew-highres.png I am ...
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### Simulating a Simple Pendulum - Increasing amplitude on each swing?

I am trying to animate a dampened pendulum using RK4 for a highschool project. The equations that describe the dampened system are as follows: (from http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~smurray/Pendulumwriteup....
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### Surface charge boundary conditon for Poisson-Boltzmann solver

I want to set up a surface charge boundary condition for the simulation of semiconductor and electrolyte interface. The 2D-Poisson example and surface charge boundary condition are shown in following ...
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### How to interpret/convert density in 2D simulations?

Density has units of $kg/m^3$. In simulations often scaling is done to deal with non-dimensional values, so the physical density is converted to the non-dimensional density so that it can be used in ...
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### Is CFD used in animations / movies / art?

This is not a technical question, and is asked just out of curiosity. Are computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations used in animation movies? (something like shallow water equations, explosion ...
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### Finding the correct Molecular Dynamics library

I just started working on some Biophysics research, and I was looking around for a good MD library to use. There is one right now at the university set up in C, with openMC parallelization, but the ...
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### What are the differences between CFD simulations and realistic ocean/atmosphere model simulations?

The field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is dedicated to solving the Navier-Stokes equations (or some simplification of them). A subset of CFD, ocean and atmospheric models numerically solve ...
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### Tracking the speed of 2D oscillations on a lattice

I wrote a Monte Carlo simulation of the 2D Lotka-Volterra model on a discrete lattice (with periodic boundary conditions). A video that I produced (which images the system after some number of monte ...
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### Is it normal to expect the error of simulation of a damped harmonic oscillator to decrease as the damping factor decreases?

I am simulating a damped harmonic oscillator using the RK4 method of numerical integration. I am comparing the simulated results with the analytical ones (for the free evolution case) and obtaining ...
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### Poisson solver diverged

My 2D-Poisson solver is build for simulation of semiconductor. The algorithm is Gauss-Seidel iterative method. If I use simple PN junction for simulation testing, it diverged while I applied high ...
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### Boundary conditions in fluid simulation

I'm working on a 2D fluid sim using vortex particles/"vortons" as described in Fluid Simulation for Video Games. Which I think is the same things as the "discrete vortex method". ...
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### Using Trilinos and/or Petsc in Windows with Visual Studio?

I am currently working on a project of building a simulator. Up till now I have mostly played around with very simple examples, but with regards to the future I have been thinking that it might be a ...
I'm trying to solve a PDE in Python of the form, $\dfrac{\partial c(\mathbf{x}, t)}{\partial t} = \mathrm{D} \nabla^2 c(\mathbf{x}, t) -\gamma \rho(\mathbf{x}, t) c(\mathbf{x}, t)$ where $c$ ...