Summary: MD Simulations of High Speed
Nanoindentation and Plowing on Al
James B. Adams
National Science Foundation
Dr. Yang-Tse Cheng
Dr. Louis G. Hector, Jr.
I Investigate the atomic scale mechanisms of
deformation during wear.
indentation tip plowing asperity-asperity
F F F
I Molecular Dynamics (MD): allows simulation of
motion of individual atoms;
I Interatomic Potential:
N Substrate (Al): Embedded Atom