Author Topic: total strain  (Read 241 times)

bahmanpbamp

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total strain
« on: August 15, 2018, 04:59:18 PM »
Dear OVITO experts,

As you know OVITO can calculate strain/atom. My question is whether OVITIO can also calculate total strain of the system for example in X or Y direction?
I mean can it take average value over all the strain/atom data and reports a value?

Yours Sincerely,
Bahman

Constanze Kalcher

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Re: total strain
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 05:36:34 PM »
Hi Bahman,

so I assume you have a non-periodic cell where you can't just calculate the total strain from the length change?
Then you could have a look at this topic http://forum.ovito.org/index.php?topic=330.0 ,
where an example is given how to calculate the average value of any particle property using a  Python script modifier. This should answer your question.

Cheers,
Constanze