A Study on the Uniaxial Tension of FCC Metals at Nano Level Using MD
Molecular Dynamics (MD) are now having orthodox means for simulation of matter in nano-scale. It can be regarded as an accurate alternative for experimental work in nano-science. In this paper, Molecular Dynamics simulation of uniaxial tension of some face centered cubic (FCC) metals (namely Au, Ag, Cu and Ni) at nano-level have been carried out. Sutton-Chen potential functions and velocity Verlet formulation of Noise-Hoover dynamic as well as periodic boundary conditions were applied. MD simulations at different loading rates and temperatures were conducted, and it was concluded that by increasing the temperature, maximum engineering stress decreases while engineering strain at failure is increasing. On the other hand, by increasing the loading rate both maximum engineering stress and strain at failure are increasing.
John Bell, Cheng Yan, Lin Ye and Liangchi Zhang
B. Mortazavi and A. A. Khatibi, "A Study on the Uniaxial Tension of FCC Metals at Nano Level Using MD", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 32, pp. 255-258, 2008