Molecular dynamics simulation of high-speed nanoindentation

Hualiang Yu, James Adams, Louis G. Hector

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A series of molecular dynamics simulations has been performed to study high-speed nanoindentation of a hard pyramidal tip into Al substrates. The effects of several process variables are investigated, including system temperature, tip-substrate bonding, indentation force, and surface orientation. We discuss the results and the deformation mechanisms that occur during indentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-329
Number of pages11
JournalModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications


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