Molecular dynamics of shock loading of metals with defects
The finite rise time of shock waves in metals is commonly attributed to dissipative or viscous behavior of the metal. This viscous or plastic behavior is commonly attributed to the motion of defects such as dislocations. Despite this intuitive understanding, the experimental observation of defect motion or nucleation during shock loading has not been possible due to the short time scales involved. Molecular dynamics modeling with realistic interatomic potentials can provide some insight into defect motion during shock loading. However, until quite recently, the length scale required to accurately represent a metal with defects has been beyond the scope of even the most powerful supercomputers. Here, the author presents simulations of the shock response of single defects and indicate how simulation might provide some insight into the shock loading of metals.
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ON: DE99000778; TRN: IM9916%%27
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- Conference: 5. joint Russian-American computational mathematics conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 2-5 Sep 1997; Other Information: PBD: ; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 5. joint Russian-American computational mathematics conference; PB: 312 p.
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- Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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- USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
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- United States
- 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; IMPACT SHOCK; SHOCK WAVES; CRYSTAL DEFECTS; PLASTICITY; MOLECULAR DYNAMICS METHOD; METALS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS
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