Stochastic homogenization of nano-thickness thin films including patterned holes using structural perturbation method

H Shin and S Chang and J Jeong and M Cho, PROBABILISTIC ENGINEERING MECHANICS, 49, 1-12 (2017).

DOI: 10.1016/j.probengmech.2017.08.001

The aim of this paper is to investigate the statistical response of the homogenized mechanical behavior of nano thickness thin films with circular holes. For this purpose, a stochastic multiscale framework is proposed. The proposed framework involves molecular dynamics simulation, surface modeling, asymptotic homogenization, moving-mesh technique, Monte-Carlo simulation, and a reduced computational scheme. The surface effect of thin-film material is predicted by the molecular dynamics (MD) approach. The volume fraction and location of each circular hole are considered as geometric uncertainties of a model. In order to investigate the statistical response of the homogenized mechanical behavior, Monte-Carlo simulation is performed to show the probability density distribution of the homogenized elastic modulus against geometric uncertainties. The reduced computational schematic based on the static reduction method and the structural perturbation method is proposed in order to overcome the issues of a cumbersome remeshing procedure and computational inefficiency of Monte-Carlo simulations involving a high number of repetitive trials. A guideline to minimize the coefficient of variation (CV) of the mechanical properties is suggested based on the parametric study. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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