RBTorsionForce¶

class
simtk.openmm.openmm.
RBTorsionForce
(*args)¶ This class implements an interaction between groups of four particles that varies with the torsion angle between them according to the RyckaertBellemans potential. To use it, create an RBTorsionForce object then call addTorsion() once for each torsion. After a torsion has been added, you can modify its force field parameters by calling setTorsionParameters(). This will have no effect on Contexts that already exist unless you call updateParametersInContext().

__init__
(self) → RBTorsionForce¶ __init__(self, other) > RBTorsionForce
Create a RBTorsionForce.
Methods
__init__
(self)__init__(self, other) > RBTorsionForce addTorsion
(self, particle1, particle2, …)Add a RyckaertBellemans torsion term to the force field. getForceGroup
(self)Get the force group this Force belongs to. getNumTorsions
(self)Get the number of RyckaertBellemans torsion terms in the potential function getTorsionParameters
(self, index)Get the force field parameters for a RyckaertBellemans torsion term. setForceGroup
(self, group)Set the force group this Force belongs to. setTorsionParameters
(self, index, particle1, …)Set the force field parameters for a RyckaertBellemans torsion term. setUsesPeriodicBoundaryConditions
(self, periodic)Set whether this force should apply periodic boundary conditions when calculating displacements. updateParametersInContext
(self, context)Update the pertorsion parameters in a Context to match those stored in this Force object. usesPeriodicBoundaryConditions
(self)Returns whether or not this force makes use of periodic boundary conditions. 
getNumTorsions
(self) → int¶ Get the number of RyckaertBellemans torsion terms in the potential function

addTorsion
(self, particle1, particle2, particle3, particle4, c0, c1, c2, c3, c4, c5) → int¶ Add a RyckaertBellemans torsion term to the force field.
Parameters:  particle1 (int) – the index of the first particle forming the torsion
 particle2 (int) – the index of the second particle forming the torsion
 particle3 (int) – the index of the third particle forming the torsion
 particle4 (int) – the index of the fourth particle forming the torsion
 c0 (double) – the coefficient of the constant term, measured in kJ/mol
 c1 (double) – the coefficient of the 1st order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c2 (double) – the coefficient of the 2nd order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c3 (double) – the coefficient of the 3rd order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c4 (double) – the coefficient of the 4th order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c5 (double) – the coefficient of the 5th order term, measured in kJ/mol
Returns: the index of the torsion that was added
Return type: int

getTorsionParameters
(self, index)¶ Get the force field parameters for a RyckaertBellemans torsion term.
Parameters: index (int) – the index of the torsion for which to get parameters Returns:  particle1 (int) – the index of the first particle forming the torsion
 particle2 (int) – the index of the second particle forming the torsion
 particle3 (int) – the index of the third particle forming the torsion
 particle4 (int) – the index of the fourth particle forming the torsion
 c0 (double) – the coefficient of the constant term, measured in kJ/mol
 c1 (double) – the coefficient of the 1st order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c2 (double) – the coefficient of the 2nd order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c3 (double) – the coefficient of the 3rd order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c4 (double) – the coefficient of the 4th order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c5 (double) – the coefficient of the 5th order term, measured in kJ/mol

setTorsionParameters
(self, index, particle1, particle2, particle3, particle4, c0, c1, c2, c3, c4, c5)¶ Set the force field parameters for a RyckaertBellemans torsion term.
Parameters:  index (int) – the index of the torsion for which to set parameters
 particle1 (int) – the index of the first particle forming the torsion
 particle2 (int) – the index of the second particle forming the torsion
 particle3 (int) – the index of the third particle forming the torsion
 particle4 (int) – the index of the fourth particle forming the torsion
 c0 (double) – the coefficient of the constant term, measured in kJ/mol
 c1 (double) – the coefficient of the 1st order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c2 (double) – the coefficient of the 2nd order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c3 (double) – the coefficient of the 3rd order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c4 (double) – the coefficient of the 4th order term, measured in kJ/mol
 c5 (double) – the coefficient of the 5th order term, measured in kJ/mol

updateParametersInContext
(self, context)¶ Update the pertorsion parameters in a Context to match those stored in this Force object. This method provides an efficient method to update certain parameters in an existing Context without needing to reinitialize it. Simply call setTorsionParameters() to modify this object’s parameters, then call updateParametersInContext() to copy them over to the Context.
The only information this method updates is the values of pertorsion parameters. The set of particles involved in a torsion cannot be changed, nor can new torsions be added.

setUsesPeriodicBoundaryConditions
(self, periodic)¶ Set whether this force should apply periodic boundary conditions when calculating displacements. Usually this is not appropriate for bonded forces, but there are situations when it can be useful.

usesPeriodicBoundaryConditions
(self) → bool¶ Returns whether or not this force makes use of periodic boundary conditions.
Returns: true if force uses PBC and false otherwise Return type: bool

__copy__
(self) → Force¶

getForceGroup
(self) → int¶ Get the force group this Force belongs to.

setForceGroup
(self, group)¶ Set the force group this Force belongs to.
Parameters: group (int) – the group index. Legal values are between 0 and 31 (inclusive).
