Molecular dynamics simulation of nanoindentation

K Michielsen*, MT Figge, H De Raedt, JTM De Hosson

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    Abstract

    Molecular dynamics simulations are used to investigate the nucleation and dynamics of dislocations during nanoindentation of a (111) FCC plane. The core structure around the dislocation is visualized by coloring the atoms with deviating coordination number and its Burgers vector is automatically determined. Discontinuities in the load-depth curves are related to the nucleation of edge dislocation dipoles (loading) and the annihilation of dislocations (unloading).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCOMPUTER SIMULATION STUDIES IN CONDENSED-MATTER PHYSCIS XVI
    EditorsDP Landau, SP Lewis, HB Schuttler
    Place of PublicationBERLIN
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages250-255
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)3-540-20021-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event16th Workshop on Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics - , Gabon
    Duration: 24-Feb-200328-Feb-2003

    Publication series

    NameSPRINGER PROCEEDINGS IN PHYSICS
    PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
    Volume95
    ISSN (Print)0930-8989

    Other

    Other16th Workshop on Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics
    Country/TerritoryGabon
    Period24/02/200328/02/2003

    Keywords

    • DISTRIBUTIONS
    • INDENTATION
    • MODEL
    • BATH

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