GSoC-2021 Initial Contact
My name is Sahaj Pratap Singh, a 3rd year student pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering at National Institute of Technology Silchar, India.
I want to apply at MBDyn for GSoC 2021, and I think this organization would be best for me. I have keen interest in Physics from an early age. I got little late in finding this organization but I plan to give my best.
As for the Step 1 : first contact,
I already had Ubuntu in my Mac. I use dual boot for Ubuntu. I followed the Entry-Test.md file , downloaded MBDyn and compiled it. I created an build tree pointing to source code , build and installed it. Then I learned the basic syntax for input file from https://www.sky-engin.jp/en/MBDynTutorial and MBDyn Official_Documentation___Examples. Then I wrote a test case and ran it. It then successfully executed and created some output files. For visualization I used gluplot on .mov output file.
I used a single dynamic node and gave the node 2m/s on Z-axis, and 3m/s on Y-axis. I gave gravity value of 9.81 in negative Z-axis. As for difficulties I didn't face any, there were some dependencies issues which were easy to tackle.
I have put all the input, output and figures in my repo https://github.com/Sahaj001/GSoC and now moving to step 2 and step 3.
Please review my work and guide me ahead.I'll be looking forward for your instructions.