Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Crack Initiation of Aluminum under Tensile Deformation
Molecular dynamics simulation was used to simulate the tension process of purity and containing impurity metal aluminum. Elastic constants of purity and containing impurity metal aluminum were calculated, and the effects of impurity on the elastic constants were also studied. The results show that O-Al bond and Al-Al bond near oxygen atoms could be the sites of crack nucleation or growth under tensile load, the method can be extended to research mechanical properties of other metals and alloys structures.
Brendan Gan, Yu Gan and Y. Yu
G. X. Bian et al., "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Crack Initiation of Aluminum under Tensile Deformation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 378-379, pp. 7-10, 2012