I am fairly new to LIGGGHTS and DEM in general, so you will probably read my name a few more times in the future.
I created an input file and ran a few simulations where I insert particles using insert/pack in a box shaped region inside my domain to for a plateau. So far so good. In the next step I would like to use the end result of one of these simulations as the starting state for any following simulation, so that I don't need to waste precious simulation time on building the same plateau on every run. (I hope this makes sense so far.)
I did some research on my own, but couldn't find any information on how to read the output file (it's a .vtk file) into any input script. The documentation does not mention any way to do that either. I tried read_data myfile.vtk but as expected LIGGGHTS does not know what to do with it and throws an error (Unknown identifier in data file).
I don't know what files could be useful here so I didn't include any.
Thank you guys in advance