In this report the combined model of molecular dynamics with micromechanics was applied to a tungsten single crystal, and a crack propagation process was simulated till the material was fractured. In the simulation a pre-crack was introduced on a (110) plane and the direction was <001>. Cleavage, then, occurred along (121) plane which was in an inclined direction with respect to the pre-crack. The cleavage along (121) plane was also observed in an experiment. Three sizes of molecular dynamics regions were tested to investigate dependence of a simulation result on a size of a molecular dynamics region. It was found that the differences in the three simulation results were quite small. Fracture toughnesses in simulations, however, were about twice as large as that in an experiment.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering