Macro-scale simulations using molecular dynamics method

W. dzwinel, W. Alda, J. Kitowski, J. Moscinski, R. Wcislo, David A. Yuen

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In this paper a new approach to the simulation of shock phenomena is presented. The discrete model of matter description is applied. The system representing a physical object consists of a large number of mutually interacting “particles” (N ~ 105 +). The model can be used as an alternative to the model of continuous medium described by the sets of partial differential equations solved numerically, using for example the finite elements method. For the presented method, the time evolution of the particle system is described by the Newtonian laws of motion. Application of this approach for simulation of stress and shock phenomena is discussed. The results of selected simulations of the penetration mechanics, explosion and squashing are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-360
Number of pages18
JournalMolecular Simulation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1995

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