compute ID tvib/grid group-ID mix-ID keyword ...
possible keywords = mode mode = output one temperature per vibrational mode
compute 1 tvib/grid all species compute 1 tvib/grid subset all compute 1 tvib/grid all species mode
Define a computation that calculates the vibrational temperature for each grid cell in a grid cell group, based on the particles in the cell. How the vibrational temperature is computed is explained below. The temperature is calculated separately for each group of species in the specified mixture, as described in the Output section below. See the mixture command for how a set of species can be partitioned into groups.
Only grid cells in the grid group specified by group-ID are included in the calculations. See the group grid command for info on how grid cells can be assigned to grid groups.
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. It does its averaging as if the particles in the cell at each sampling timestep were combined together into one large set to compute the formulas below. Note that this is a different normalization than taking the values produced by the formulas below for a single timestep, summing them over the sampling timesteps, and then dividing by the number of sampling steps.
If the mode keyword is specified, then temperatures for each vibrational mode of each polyatomic species are calculated and output as explained below. To use this option, the collide_modify vibrate discrete option must be set, and the "fix vibmode" command must be used to store info about individual vibrational modes with each particle.
The vibrational temperature in a grid cell for a group of particles comprised of different species and (optionally) different vibrational modes is defined as a weighted average as follows:
T_group = (T1*N1 + T2*N2 + ...) / (N1 + N2 + ...)
What is summed over in the numerator and denominator depends on several settings.
If the collide_modify vibrate setting is no, then no vibrational energy is assigned to particles. All the output temperatures will be 0.0.
If the collide_modify vibrate setting is smooth, then the sums in the numerator and denominator are over the different species in the group. T1, T2, ... are the vibrational temperatures of each species. N1, N2, ... are the counts of particles of each species.
The vibrational temperature Tsp for particles of a single species is defined as follows:
Ibar = Sum_i (e_vib_i) / (N kB Theta) Tsp = Theta / ln(1 + 1/Ibar))
where e_vib is the continuous (smooth) vibrational energy of a single particle I, N is the total # of particles of that species, and kB is the Boltzmann factor. Theta is the characteristic vibrational temperature for the species, as defined in the file read by the species command.
If the collide_modify vibrate setting is discrete, but no species has a vibrational DOF setting that implies multiple vibrational modes (vibdof = 4,6,8), then the calulation of vibrational temeperatures is the same as for collide_modify vibrate smooth. See the species command and its description of the per-species "vibdof" setting in the species file.
If the collide_modify vibrate setting is discrete, and one or more species have vibrational DOF settings that imply multiple vibrational modes (vibdof = 4,6,8), as defined by the species command, then the sums in the numerator and denominator are over the different species in the group and the modes for each species. For example if species CO2 has vibdof=6, then it has 3 modes. Three terms in the numerator and demoninator are included when CO2 is a species in the group.
The vibrational temperature Tsp_m for particles of a single species and single mode M is defined as follows:
Ibar_m = Sum_i (level_im) / (N) Tsp_m = Theta_m / ln(1 + 1/Ibar_m))
where level_im is the integer level for mode M of a single particle I, and N is the total # of particles of that species. Theta_m is the characteristic vibrational temperature for the species and its mode M, as defined in the vibfile read by the species command.
Finally, if the mode keyword is used, then the output of this compute is not Ngroup vibrational temperatures, but rather Ngroup*Nmode vibrational temperatures, where Nmode is the maximum # of vibrational modes associated with any species in the system (not just in the mixture). Thus the sums in the numerator and denominator are over the different species in the group but for only a single modes of each of those species. If the species does not define that mode, then its contribution is zero. For example if species CO2 has vibdof=6, then it has 3 modes. For the group it is in, it will contribute to 3 output temperature values, one for mode 1, another for mode 2, another for mode 3.
The vibrational temperature Tsp_m for particles of a single species and single mode M is calculated the same as explained above.
This compute calculates a per-grid array. If the mode keyword is not specified, the number of columns is equal to the number of groups in the specified mixture. If is is specified, the number of columns is equal to the number of groups in the specified mixture times the maximum number of vibrational modes defined for any species in the system (not just in the mixture). The ordering of the columns is as follows: T11, T12, T13, T21, T22, T23, T31, ... TN1, TN2, TN3. Where the first index is the group from 1 to N, and the second index is the vibrational mode (1 to 3 in this example).
This compute performs calculations for all flavors of child grid cells in the simulation, which includes unsplit, cut, split, and sub cells. See Section 4.8 of the manual gives details of how SPARTA defines child, unsplit, split, and sub cells. Note that cells inside closed surfaces contain no particles. These could be unsplit or cut cells (if they have zero flow volume). Both of these kinds of cells will compute a zero result for all their values. Likewise, split cells store no particles and will produce a zero result. This is because their sub-cells actually contain the particles that are geometrically inside the split cell.
Grid cells not in the specified group-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 4.4 for an overview of SPARTA output options.
The per-grid array values will be in temperature units.