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Title: Advanced time integration algorithms for dislocation dynamics simulations of work hardening

Efficient time integration is a necessity for dislocation dynamics simulations of work hardening to achieve experimentally relevant strains. In this work, an efficient time integration scheme using a high order explicit method with time step subcycling and a newly-developed collision detection algorithm are evaluated. First, time integrator performance is examined for an annihilating Frank–Read source, showing the effects of dislocation line collision. The integrator with subcycling is found to significantly out-perform other integration schemes. The performance of the time integration and collision detection algorithms is then tested in a work hardening simulation. The new algorithms show a 100-fold speed-up relative to traditional schemes. As a result, subcycling is shown to improve efficiency significantly while maintaining an accurate solution, and the new collision algorithm allows an arbitrarily large time step size without missing collisions.
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  1. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0965-0393; 617636
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0965-0393
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING dislocation dynamics; time integration; subcycling