An interactive simulation program for visualizing complex phenomena in solids

Published: 15 January 2000| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/g8x8vftvy4.1
J. Merimaa, L.F. Perondi, K. Kaski


Abstract In the present article an interactive simulation program illustrating grain boundary and fracture phenomena in solids is described. The dynamical behaviour of a two-dimensional Lennard-Jones model system under stress, with either a grain boundary or an initial crack, is simulated through a molecular dynamics algorithm. All parameters defining the system and the dynamical load are set through a graphical user interface. A run-time representation of the system is displayed on a graphics window,... Title of program: Fracture Catalogue Id: ADKS_v1_0 Nature of problem In a typical research activity involving simulations of complex physical systems, one is often faced with a 'research loop', which may be loosely described as follows: definition of input data; running of a simulation, outputting data to a storage disk; post-processing of the accumulated data for extracting relevant information with the eventual aid of graphics and numerical packages; definition of new input parameters and, closing the loop, starting a new simulation run. Advances in computer ha ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADKS_v1_0; Fracture; 10.1016/S0010-4655(99)00264-7 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)



Surface Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Physics