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compute react/isurf/grid command


compute ID react/isurf/grid group-ID reaction-ID value1 value2 ... 


surf_react air prob
compute 1 react/isurf/grid all air
compute 2 react/isurf/grid all air r:N/O/N2/O2 p:N/O/NO 

These commands will dump time averages for each surface element to a dump file every 1000 steps:

compute 2 react/isurf/grid all air r:N/O/N2/O2 p:N/O/NO
fix 1 ave/grid all 10 100 1000 c_2[*]
dump 1 grid all 1000 tmp.surgrid id f_1[*] 


Define a computation that tallies counts of reactions for each grid cell containing implicit surface elements in a grid group, based on the particles that collide with those elements. Only grid cells elements in the grid group specified by group-ID are included in the tallying. See the group grid command for info on how grid cells can be assigned to grid groups. Likewise only grid cells with surface elements assigned to the surface reaction model specified by reaction-ID are included in the tallying.

Implicit surface elements are triangles for 3d simulations and line segments for 2d simulations. Unlike explicit surface elements, each triangle or line segment is wholly contained within a single grid cell. See the read_isurf command for details.

This command can only be used for simulations with implicit surface elements. See the similar compute react/surf command for use with simulations with explicit surface elements.

Note that when a particle collides with a surface element, it can bounce off (possibly as a different species), be captured by the surface (vanish), or a 2nd particle can also be emitted.

The doc page for the surf_react command explains the different reactions that can occur for each specified style.

If no values are specified each reaction specified by the surf_react style is tallied individually for each grid cell.

If M values are specified, then M tallies are made for each grid cell, one per value. If the value starts with "r:" then any reaction which occurs with one (or more) of the listed species as a reactant is counted as part of that tally. If the value starts with "p:" then any reaction which occurs with one (or more) of the listed species as a product is counted as part of that tally. Note that these rules mean that a single reaction may be tallied multiple times depending on which values it matches.

The results of this compute can be used by different commands in different ways. The values for a single timestep can be output by the dump grid command.

The values over many sampling timesteps can be averaged by the fix ave/grid command.

Output info:

This compute calculates a per-grid array, with the number of columns either equal to the number of reactions defined by the surf_react style (if no values are specified) or equal to M = the # of values specified.

Grid cells not in the specified group-ID or whose implicit surfaces are not assigned to the specified reaction-ID will output zeroes for all their values.

The array can be accessed by any command that uses per-grid values from a compute as input. See Section 6.4 for an overview of SPARTA output options.

The per-grid array values are counts of the number of reactions that occurred on surface elements in that grid cell.

Restrictions: none

Related commands:

fix ave/grid, dump grid, compute react/surf

Default: none