Main REBOUND Structures¶

group
MainRebStructs

struct
reb_orbit
¶  #include <rebound.h>
Structure representing a Keplerian orbit.
This structure is returned when calculating a Keplerian orbit from Cartesian coordinates.
Public Members

double
d
¶ Radial distance from central object.

double
v
¶ velocity relative to central object’s velocity

double
h
¶ Angular momentum.

double
P
¶ Orbital period.

double
n
¶ Mean motion.

double
a
¶ Semimajor axis.

double
e
¶ Eccentricity.

double
inc
¶ Inclination.

double
Omega
¶ Longitude of ascending node.

double
omega
¶ Argument of pericenter.

double
pomega
¶ Longitude of pericenter.

double
f
¶ True anomaly.

double
M
¶ Mean anomaly.

double
l
¶ Mean Longitude.

double
theta
¶ True Longitude.

double
T
¶ Time of pericenter passage.

double
rhill
¶ Circular Hill radius.

double

struct
reb_simulation
¶  #include <rebound.h>
Main struct encapsulating one entire REBOUND simulation.
This structure contains all variables, status flags and pointers of one REBOUND simulation. To create a REBOUND simulation use the reb_create_simulation() function. This will ensure that all variables and pointers are initialized correctly.
Variables related to time, current number of particles and simulation status/control

double
t
¶ Current simulation time.

double
G
¶ Gravitational constant. Default: 1.

double
softening
¶ Gravitational softening parameter. Default: 0.

double
dt
¶ Current timestep.

double
dt_last_done
¶ Last dt used by integrator.

unsigned long long
steps_done
¶ Timesteps done.

int
N
¶ Current number of particles on this node.

int
N_var
¶ Total number of variational particles. Default: 0.

int
var_config_N
¶ Number of variational configuration structs. Default: 0.

struct reb_variational_configuration *
var_config
¶ These configuration structs contain details on variational particles.

int
N_active
¶ Number of massive particles included in force calculation (default: N). Particles with index >= N_active are considered testparticles.

int
testparticle_type
¶ Type of the particles with an index>=N_active. 0 means particle does not influence any other particle (default), 1 means particles with index < N_active feel testparticles (similar to MERCURY’s small particles). Testparticles never feel each other.

struct reb_hash_pointer_pair *
particle_lookup_table
¶ Array of pairs that map particles’ hashes to their index in the particles array.

int
hash_ctr
¶ Counter for number of assigned hashes to assign unique values.

int
N_lookup
¶ Number of entries in the particle lookup table.

int
allocatedN_lookup
¶ Number of lookup table entries allocated.

int
allocatedN
¶ Current maximum space allocated in the particles array on this node.

struct reb_particle *
particles
¶ Main particle array. This contains all particles on this node.

struct reb_vec3d *
gravity_cs
¶ Vector containing the information for compensated gravity summation.

int
gravity_cs_allocatedN
¶ Current number of allocated space for cs array.

struct reb_treecell **
tree_root
¶ Pointer to the roots of the trees.

int
tree_needs_update
¶ Flag to force a tree update (after boundary check)

double
opening_angle2
¶ Square of the cell opening angle \( \theta \).

REB_STATUS
status
¶ Set to 1 to exit the simulation at the end of the next timestep.

int
exact_finish_time
¶ Set to 1 to finish the integration exactly at tmax. Set to 0 to finish at the next dt. Default is 1.

unsigned int
force_is_velocity_dependent
¶ Set to 1 if integrator needs to consider velocity dependent forces.

unsigned int
gravity_ignore_terms
¶ Ignore the gravity form the central object (1 for WHFast, 2 for WHFastHelio, 0 otherwise)

double
output_timing_last
¶ Time when reb_output_timing() was called the last time.

unsigned long
display_clock
¶ Display clock, internal variable for timing refreshs.

int
save_messages
¶ Set to 1 to ignore messages (used in python interface).

char **
messages
¶ Array of strings containing last messages (only used if save_messages==1).

double
exit_max_distance
¶ Exit simulation if distance from origin larger than this value.

double
exit_min_distance
¶ Exit simulation if distance from another particle smaller than this value.

double
usleep
¶ Wait this number of microseconds after each timestep, useful for slowing down visualization.

int
track_energy_offset
¶ < Datastructure stores visualization related data. Does not have to be modified by the user.
Track energy change during collisions and ejections (default: 0).

double
energy_offset
¶ Energy offset due to collisions and ejections (only calculated if track_energy_offset=1).

double
walltime
¶ Walltime in seconds used by REBOUND for this simulation (integration only, not visualization, heartbeat function, etc).

uint32_t
python_unit_l
¶ Information only used for when working with units in python.

uint32_t
python_unit_m
¶ Information only used for when working with units in python.

uint32_t
python_unit_t
¶ Information only used for when working with units in python.
Variables related to ghost/root boxes

struct reb_vec3d
boxsize
¶ Size of the entire box, root_x*boxsize.

double
boxsize_max
¶ Maximum size of the entire box in any direction. Set in box_init().

double
root_size
¶ Size of a root box.

int
root_n
¶ Total number of root boxes in all directions, root_nx*root_ny*root_nz. Default: 1. Set in box_init().

int
root_nx
¶ Number of root boxes in x direction. Default: 1.

int
root_ny
¶ Number of root boxes in y direction. Default: 1.

int
root_nz
¶ Number of root boxes in z direction. Default: 1.

int
nghostx
¶ Number of ghostboxes in x direction.

int
nghosty
¶ Number of ghostboxes in y direction.

int
nghostz
¶ Number of ghostboxes in z direction.
Variables related to collision search and detection

int
collision_resolve_keep_sorted
¶ Keep particles sorted if collision_resolve removes particles during a collision.

struct reb_collision *
collisions
¶ Array of all collisions.

int
collisions_allocatedN
¶ Size allocated for collisions.

double
minimum_collision_velocity
¶ Used for hard sphere collision model.

double
collisions_plog
¶ Keep track of momentum exchange (used to calculate collisional viscosity in ring systems.

double
max_radius
[2]¶ Two largest particle radii, set automatically, needed for collision search.

long
collisions_Nlog
¶ Keep track of number of collisions.
Variables related to the chaos indicator MEGNO

int
calculate_megno
¶ Internal flag that determines if megno is calculated (default=0, but megno_init() sets it to the index of variational particles used for megno)

double
megno_Ys
¶ Running megno sum (internal use)

double
megno_Yss
¶ Running megno sum (internal use)

double
megno_cov_Yt
¶ covariance of MEGNO Y and t

double
megno_var_t
¶ variance of t

double
megno_mean_t
¶ mean of t

double
megno_mean_Y
¶ mean of MEGNO Y

long
megno_n
¶ number of covariance updates
Variables related to SimulationArchive

int
simulationarchive_version
¶ Version of the SA binary format (1=original/, 2=incremental)

long
simulationarchive_size_first
¶ (Deprecated SAV1) Size of the initial binary file in a SA

long
simulationarchive_size_snapshot
¶ (Deprecated SAV1) Size of a snapshot in a SA (other than 1st), in bytes

double
simulationarchive_auto_interval
¶ Current sampling cadence, in code units.

double
simulationarchive_auto_walltime
¶ Current sampling cadence, in wall time.

unsigned long long
simulationarchive_auto_step
¶ Current sampling cadence, in time steps.

double
simulationarchive_next
¶ Next output time (simulation tim or wall time, depending on wether auto_interval or auto_walltime is set)

unsigned long long
simulationarchive_next_step
¶ Next output step (only used if auto_steps is set)

char *
simulationarchive_filename
¶ Name of output file.
Variables describing the current module selection

enum [anonymous]¶
Available visualization options.
Values:

REB_VISUALIZATION_NONE
= 0¶ No visualization (default if OPENGL compiler flag is turned off)

REB_VISUALIZATION_OPENGL
= 1¶ OpenGL visualization (default if OPENGL compiler flag is turned on)

REB_VISUALIZATION_WEBGL
= 2¶ WebGL visualization, only usable from Jupyter notebook widget.


enum [anonymous]¶
Available collision routines.
Values:

REB_COLLISION_NONE
= 0¶ Do not search for collisions (default)

REB_COLLISION_DIRECT
= 1¶ Direct collision search O(N^2)

REB_COLLISION_TREE
= 2¶ Tree based collision search O(N log(N))

REB_COLLISION_MERCURIUS
= 3¶ Direct collision search optimized for MERCURIUS.

REB_COLLISION_LINE
= 4¶ Direct collision search O(N^2), looks for collisions by assuming a linear path over the last timestep.

REB_COLLISION_LINETREE
= 5¶ Treebased collision search O(N log(N)), looks for collisions by assuming a linear path over the last timestep.


enum [anonymous]¶
Available integrators.
Values:

REB_INTEGRATOR_IAS15
= 0¶ IAS15 integrator, 15th order, nonsymplectic (default)

REB_INTEGRATOR_WHFAST
= 1¶ WHFast integrator, symplectic, 2nd order, up to 11th order correctors.

REB_INTEGRATOR_SEI
= 2¶ SEI integrator for shearing sheet simulations, symplectic, needs OMEGA variable.

REB_INTEGRATOR_LEAPFROG
= 4¶ LEAPFROG integrator, simple, 2nd order, symplectic.

REB_INTEGRATOR_NONE
= 7¶ Do not integrate anything.

REB_INTEGRATOR_JANUS
= 8¶ Bitwise reversible JANUS integrator.

REB_INTEGRATOR_MERCURIUS
= 9¶ MERCURIUS integrator.

REB_INTEGRATOR_SABA
= 10¶ SABA integrator family (Laskar and Robutel 2001)

REB_INTEGRATOR_EOS
= 11¶ Embedded Operator Splitting (EOS) integrator family (Rein 2019)


enum [anonymous]¶
Available boundary conditions.
Values:

REB_BOUNDARY_NONE
= 0¶ Do not check for anything (default)

REB_BOUNDARY_OPEN
= 1¶ Open boundary conditions. Removes particles if they leave the box.

REB_BOUNDARY_PERIODIC
= 2¶ Periodic boundary conditions.

REB_BOUNDARY_SHEAR
= 3¶ Shear periodic boundary conditions, needs OMEGA variable.


enum [anonymous]¶
Available gravity routines.
Values:

REB_GRAVITY_NONE
= 0¶ Do not calculate graviational forces.

REB_GRAVITY_BASIC
= 1¶ Basic O(N^2) direct summation algorithm, choose this for shearing sheet and periodic boundary conditions.

REB_GRAVITY_COMPENSATED
= 2¶ Direct summation algorithm O(N^2) but with compensated summation, slightly slower than BASIC but more accurate.

REB_GRAVITY_TREE
= 3¶ Use the tree to calculate gravity, O(N log(N)), set opening_angle2 to adjust accuracy.

REB_GRAVITY_MERCURIUS
= 4¶ Special gravity routine only for MERCURIUS.

REB_GRAVITY_JACOBI
= 5¶ Special gravity routine which includes the Jacobi terms for WH integrators.


reb_simulation::[anonymous]
visualization
¶ Available visualization options.

reb_simulation::[anonymous]
collision
¶ Available collision routines.

reb_simulation::[anonymous]
integrator
¶ Available integrators.

reb_simulation::[anonymous]
boundary
¶ Available boundary conditions.

reb_simulation::[anonymous]
gravity
¶ Available gravity routines.
Integrator structs (the contain integrator specific variables and temporary data structures)

struct reb_simulation_integrator_sei
ri_sei
¶ The SEI struct.

struct reb_simulation_integrator_whfast
ri_whfast
¶ The WHFast struct.

struct reb_simulation_integrator_saba
ri_saba
¶ The SABA struct.

struct reb_simulation_integrator_ias15
ri_ias15
¶ The IAS15 struct.

struct reb_simulation_integrator_mercurius
ri_mercurius
¶ The MERCURIUS struct.

struct reb_simulation_integrator_janus
ri_janus
¶ The JANUS struct.

struct reb_simulation_integrator_eos
ri_eos
¶ The EOS struct.
Callback functions

void (*
additional_forces
)(struct reb_simulation *const r)¶ This function allows the user to add additional (nongravitational) forces.

void (*
pre_timestep_modifications
)(struct reb_simulation *const r)¶ This function allows the user to make changes before each timestep.

void (*
post_timestep_modifications
)(struct reb_simulation *const r)¶ This function allows the user to make changes after each timestep.

void (*
heartbeat
)(struct reb_simulation *r)¶ This function is called at the beginning of the simulation and at the end of each timestep.

void (*
display_heartbeat
)(struct reb_simulation *r)¶ This function is called at the beginning of the simulation and at the end of each timestep.

double (*
coefficient_of_restitution
)(const struct reb_simulation *const r, double v)¶ Return the coefficient of restitution. By default it is NULL, assuming a coefficient of 1.
The velocity of the collision is given to allow for velocity dependent coefficients of restitution.

int (*
collision_resolve
)(struct reb_simulation *const r, struct reb_collision)¶ Resolve collision within this function. By default it is NULL, assuming hard sphere model.
A return value of 0 indicates that both particles remain in the simulation. A return value of 1 (2) indicates that particle 1 (2) should be removed from the simulation. A return value of 3 indicates that both particles should be removed from the simulation.

void (*
free_particle_ap
)(struct reb_particle *p)¶ Free particle’s ap pointer. Called in reb_remove function.

void (*
extras_cleanup
)(struct reb_simulation *r)¶ Called in reb_free_pointers function for any necessary cleanup in external libraries that depend on the simulation structure.
Hooks for external libraries

void *
extras
¶ Pointer to connect additional (optional) libraries, e.g., reboundx.

double

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