Fracture of nanophase ceramics: A molecular-dynamics study

Aiichiro Nakano, Rajiv K. Kalia, Andrey Omeltchenko, Kenji Tsuruta, Priya Vashishta

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New multiscale algorithms and a load-balancing scheme are combined for molecular-dynamics simulations of nanocluster-assembled ceramics on parallel computers. Million-atom simulations of the dynamic fracture in nanophase silicon nitride reveal anisotropic self-affine structures and crossover phenomena associated with fracture surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1996Dec 5 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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