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The Grid in Octopus
The fundamental element of Octopus is the real space grid, on which all quantities, such as wave functions, densities and potentials are defined.
In general, a grid consists of
- the mesh
- the simulation box
The mesh is based on an regular mesh in D dimensions, which can be distorted using so-called curvilinear coordinates.
The underlying internal structure is a mesh of integer coordinates and the important mapping arrays which
- map the index to the D integer coordinates
- map the integer coordinates to the index.
The grid is constructed in several steps:
- Generation of a regular mesh filling a rectangular volume enclosing the simulation box.
- Selecting inner points, enlargement points and ghost points.
- re-ordering the points and regeneration of the mapping arrays.
The top level data structure, describing a grid is defined in
type grid_t ! Components are public by default class(box_t), pointer :: box type(mesh_t) :: mesh type(derivatives_t) :: der class(coordinate_system_t), pointer :: coord_system type(stencil_t) :: stencil type(symmetries_t) :: symm end type grid_t