Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Geometrically Confined Materials

This chapter is dedicated to a discussion of atomistic simulation of size effects in the deformation and fracture mechanics of geometrically confined materials, including nanocrystalline materials, thin films, as well as biological nanomaterials. The discussion is focused on both brittle and ductile nanomaterials. Particular emphasis is given to studies of thin metal films and their plasticity behavior. A direct comparison of simulation results is provided for several cases, illustrating how a direct link can be made between both approaches.


Stress Intensity Factor Burger Vector Atomistic Modeling Triple Junction Atomistic Simulation 
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