TY - EJOU
AU - Chang, I-L.
AU - Yeh, M.-S.
TI - An Atomistic Study of Elliptic Cross-Sectional Nanosprings
T2 - Computer Modeling in Engineering \& Sciences
PY - 2009
VL - 41
IS - 2
SN - 1526-1506
AB - One-dimensional copper nanospring with elliptic cross section was studied using molecular statics method based on minimum energy consideration. Various geometric sizes (wire semi-axis length, radius, pitch) and crystal orientations of nanosprings were systematically modeled to investigate the size dependence of elastic properties for both normal and binormal nanosprings. It was observed that as the wire semi-axis increases, and the radius and pitch decrease, the nanospring stiffness would increase irrespective to the crystal orientations. Moreover, it was noticed that the normal nanosprings always behave stiffer than the binormal ones for the same radius, pitch and cross-sectional geometry in our study.
KW - Nanospring
KW - molecular statics
KW - spring constant
KW - elliptic cross-section
DO - 10.3970/cmes.2009.041.095