Quasicontinuum Simulation of Uniaxial Tension of Single Crystal Copper Nanowire
Quasicontinuum simulations of tension test of single crystal copper nanowire are performed to analyze deformation mechanism of tension process and size effects of mechanical properties. New tension models of nanowire are constructed by using quasicontinuum method, which has combined molecular dynamics and finite element method. Tension processes of three different length nanowires without notches and those with notches are simulated. Yield strength and elastic modulus are calculated according to the obtained load-displacement curves. Finally, the results show that the mechanical properties of copper nanowire have obvious size effect and the notches have obvious influence on the mechanical properties.
X. L. Hu et al., "Quasicontinuum Simulation of Uniaxial Tension of Single Crystal Copper Nanowire", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 694, pp. 200-204, 2011