Fatigue behavior of single-crystal nano-sized Cu beams

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It is well-known that the response to mechanical loading of nano-sized metal structures differs from what applies to the macroscopic scale, and often non-intuitive behaviors are revealed. Here beams of square cross section, containing defects in terms of voids and loaded in fatigue with R = 0 under displacement controlled conditions, are investigated. The structures under consideration are single-crystal copper beams, chosen since such elements are common parts of a large variety of products found on the market today. The aim is to determine the resistance against fatigue failure through 3D molecular dynamic simulations. The simulations have been performed employing the 3D molecular dynamics free-ware LAMMPS.

The outcome of the investigations will highlight the influence of defects on the fatigue resistance at the nano-scale. The knowledge gained will give input into how to design structures on the nano-scale considering the presence of defects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-842
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Structural Integrity
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event22nd European Conference on Fracture: Loading and Environmental effects on Structural Integrity - Belgrad, Serbia
Duration: 2018 Aug 262018 Aug 31
Conference number: 22

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Mechanical Engineering


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