Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 137–144 | Cite as

Shear response of β-SiC bulk dependent on temperature and strain rate

  • Liang Wang
  • Qunfeng Liu
  • Wenshan Yu
  • Shengping Shen


The shear responses of β-SiC are investigated using molecular dynamics simulation with the Tersoff interatomic potential. Results show a clear decreasing trend in critical stress, fracture strain and shear modulus as temperature increases. Above a critical temperature, β-SiC bulk just fractures after the elastic deformation. However, below the critical temperature, an interesting pattern in β-SiC bulk emerges due to the elongation of Si-C bonds before fracture. Additionally, the shear deformation of β-SiC at room temperature is found to be dependent on the strain rate. This study may shed light on the deformation mechanism dependent on temperature and strain rate.


β-SiC Fracture Temperature effect Strain rate Shear deformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Wang
    • 1
  • Qunfeng Liu
    • 1
  • Wenshan Yu
    • 1
  • Shengping Shen
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, School of AerospaceXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina

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