Nanotribology investigations with classical molecular dynamics

Soheil Solhjoo

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Abstract

This thesis presents a number of nanotribological problems investigated by means of classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, within the context of the applicability of continuum mechanics contact theories at the atomic scale. Along these lines, three different themes can be recognized herein: measuring the contact area in atomistic simulations, the applicability of continuum mechanics theories for describing nanocontacts, and the topography of rough surfaces at the atomic scale.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Pei, Yutao, Supervisor
  • Vakis, Antonis, Co-supervisor
Award date14-Jul-2017
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-367-9921-8
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-9920-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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