Multiscale Materials Modeling for Nanomechanics

  • Christopher R. Weinberger
  • Garritt J. Tucker

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 245)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Reese E. Jones, Christopher R. Weinberger, Shawn P. Coleman, Garritt J. Tucker
    Pages 1-52
  3. Ryan B. Sills, William P. Kuykendall, Amin Aghaei, Wei Cai
    Pages 53-87
  4. Joseph E. Bishop, Hojun Lim
    Pages 89-129
  5. Niranjan V. Ilawe, Marc N. Cercy Groulx, Bryan M. Wong
    Pages 131-158
  6. Dennis M. Kochmann, Jeffrey S. Amelang
    Pages 159-193
  7. Pratyush Tiwary, Axel van de Walle
    Pages 195-221
  8. Reese E. Jones, Jeremy Templeton, Jonathan Zimmerman
    Pages 223-259
  9. Garritt J. Tucker, Dan Foley, Jacob Gruber
    Pages 297-315
  10. Jaafar A. El-Awady, Haidong Fan, Ahmed M. Hussein
    Pages 337-371
  11. Matthew Guziewski, Hang Yu, Christopher R. Weinberger
    Pages 373-411
  12. Lin Li, Peter M. Anderson
    Pages 413-440
  13. Eric R. Homer, Lin Li, Christopher A. Schuh
    Pages 441-468
  14. Yulan Li, Shengyang Hu, Long-Qing Chen
    Pages 469-488
  15. Feifei Fan, Ting Zhu
    Pages 489-506
  16. Han Hu, Ying Sun
    Pages 507-536
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 537-547

About this book


This book presents a unique combination of chapters that together provide a practical introduction to multiscale modeling applied to nanoscale materials mechanics.  The goal of this book is to present a balanced treatment of both the theory of the methodology, as well as some practical aspects of conducting the simulations and models.  The first half of the book covers some fundamental modeling and simulation techniques ranging from ab-inito methods to the continuum scale. Included in this set of methods are several different concurrent multiscale methods for bridging time and length scales applicable to mechanics at the nanoscale regime.   The second half of the book presents a range of case studies from a varied selection of research groups focusing either on a the application of multiscale modeling to a specific nanomaterial, or novel analysis techniques aimed at exploring nanomechanics.   Readers are also directed to helpful sites and other resources throughout the book where the simulation codes and methodologies discussed herein can be accessed.  Emphasis on the practicality of the detailed techniques is especially felt in the latter half of the book, which is dedicated to specific examples to study nanomechanics and multiscale materials behavior.  An instructive avenue for learning how to effectively apply these simulation tools to solve nanomechanics problems is to study previous endeavors.  Therefore, each chapter is written by a unique team of experts who have used multiscale materials modeling to solve a practical nanomechanics problem.  These chapters provide an extensive picture of the multiscale materials landscape from problem statement through the final results and outlook, providing readers with a roadmap for incorporating these techniques into their own research.

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the common computational tools used in multiscale modeling with a particular focus on nanomechanics
  • Features chapters on a number of key emerging multiscale and analysis methods written by the experts who are developing these tools
  • Presents an extensive collection of case studies demonstrating the use of multiscale modeling in real nanomechanics applications and novel approaches to analyze and connect scales in nanomechanics
  • Includes links to both commercial and open source codes and software
  • Equips readers with the necessary background, practical tips, and codes to incorporate these techniques into their own research


Atomistic Simluations Nanomechanics CAAD Coarse-Grained Atomistic Simulations Continuum Models Continuum Simulations Extended Timescale Atomistics Graphene Mechanics Interface Plasticity Metallic Glasses Microstructure Defects Modeling Multiscale Materials Modeling Multiscale Materials Modeling Open Source Code Multiscale Modeling Nano Multiscale Modeling Nanomechanics Nanomechanics Particle Simulations Quasi-Continuum Models

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher R. Weinberger
    • 1
  • Garritt J. Tucker
    • 2
  1. 1.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33478-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33480-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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