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MAADLY Spanning the Length Scales in Dynamic Fracture

Farid F. Abraham1

1 IBM Research Division, Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA 95120

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2000, 1(4), 63-70.


A challenging paradigm in the computational sciences is the coupling of the continuum, the atomistic and the quantum descriptions of matter for a unified dynamic treatment of a single physical problem. We described the achievement of such a goal. We have spanned the length scales in a concerted simulation comprising the finite-element method, classical molecular dynamics, quantum tight-binding dynamics and seamless bridges between these different physical descriptions. We illustrate and validate the methodology for crack propagation in silicon.

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Abraham, F. F. (2000). MAADLY Spanning the Length Scales in Dynamic Fracture. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 1(4), 63–70.

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