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Implementing peridynamics within a molecular dynamics code. (English) Zbl 1197.82014
Summary: Peridynamics (PD) is a continuum theory that employs a nonlocal model to describe material properties. In this context, nonlocal means that continuum points separated by a finite distance may exert force upon each other. A meshless method results when PD is discretized with material behavior approximated as a collection of interacting particles. This paper describes how PD can be implemented within a molecular dynamics (MD) framework, and provides details of an efficient implementation. This adds a computational mechanics capability to an MD code, enabling simulations at mesoscopic or even macroscopic length and time scales.

82-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to statistical mechanics
82D99 Applications of statistical mechanics to specific types of physical systems
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