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surf_modify command

Syntax:

surf_modify group-ID keyword args ... 
  • group-ID = ID of the surface group to operate on

    Examples:

    surf_modify sphere collide 1
    surf_modify all collide sphere react sphere 
    

    Description:

    Set parameters for a group of surface elements in the specified group-ID. Surface elements are read in by the read_surf command. They can be assigned to groups by that command or via the group command.

    The collide keyword is used to assign a surface collision model. Surface collision models are defined by the surf_collide command, which assigns each a surface collision ID, specified here as sc-ID.

    The effect of this keyword is that particle collisions with surface elements in group-ID will be computed by the surface collision model with sc-ID.

    The react keyword is used to assign a surface reaction model. Surface reaction models are defined by thesurf_react command, which assigns each a surface reaction ID, specified here as sr-ID or the word "none". The latter means no reaction model.

    The effect of this keyword is that particle collisions with surface elements in group-ID will induce reactions which are computed by the surface reaction model with sr-ID. If "none" is used, no surface reactions occur.

    Note that if the same surface element is assigned to multiple groups, using this command multiple times may override the effect of a previous command that assigned a different collision or reaction model to a particular surface element.

    Restrictions:

    All surface elements must be assigned to a surface collision model via the collide keyword before a simlulation can be performed. Using a surface reaction model is optional.

    Related commands:

    read_surf, bound_modify

    Default:

    The default for surface reactions is none.