rigid body minimization

Soumya S. Patnaik MLPJ UTC patnaiss at PICARD.ML.WPAFB.AF.MIL
Tue Mar 19 10:38:15 EST 1996


Dear X-plor users,

I am a new user and am having some difficulty in finding a suitable
'drop' value to be used in Rigid body minimization.  The manual says that it is
the expected drop in energy but as far as I can see, it is not that simple.
The initial step size seems to be equal to {drop value}/{E total **2}.
Is there a rule of thumb about appropriate drop values? Thanks in advance.

Soumya Patnaik


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