Accelerated quasicontinuum

a practical perspective on hyper-QC with application to nanoindentation

W. K. Kim, Ellad B Tadmor

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Abstract

Hyper-QC is a multiscale method based on the quasicontinuum (QC) method in which time is accelerated using hyperdynamics through the addition of a suitable bias potential. This paper describes the practical details of implementing and carrying out hyper-QC simulations and introduces a novel mechanism-based bias potential for deformation processes in face-centred cubic (fcc) systems. The factors limiting the maximum achievable acceleration are discussed. The method is demonstrated for nanoindentation into a thin film of single crystal fcc nickel at near experimental loading rates. Speed up factors as high as 10,000 are achieved. The simulations reveal a thermally activated dislocation nucleation mechanism with a logarithmic dependence on temperature and indenter velocity in agreement with a theoretical model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2284-2316
Number of pages33
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Volume97
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 2017

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Keywords

  • Quasicontinuum
  • hyperdynamics
  • nanoindentation
  • spatial multiscale
  • temporal acceleration

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Accelerated quasicontinuum : a practical perspective on hyper-QC with application to nanoindentation. / Kim, W. K.; Tadmor, Ellad B.

In: Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 97, No. 26, 12.09.2017, p. 2284-2316.

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