Nanotech 2003 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2003 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Computational Methods and Numerics Chapter 12

A Multiscale Meshfree Method for the Mechanical Analysis of Low Dimensional Nanostructures

Authors: D. Qian and W.K. Liu

Affilation: University of Cincinnati, United States

Pages: 550 - 553

Keywords: meshfree method, multiscale analysis, low dimensional nanostructures, mechanical analysis, carbon nanotubes

A new multiscale meshfree approach for the mechanical analysis of low dimensional nanostructures is proposed, with the objective that both computational efficiency and accuracy can be achieved for systems involving large number of atoms or molecules. This method is implemented through a so-called bridging scale term, which is constructed by projecting the molecular dynamics (MD) solution onto its coarse scale approximation. The multiscale decomposition is obtained by substracting the bridging scale component from the MD solutions.

ISBN: 0-9728422-1-7
Pages: 600

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