Nanoindentation of Zr by molecular dynamics simulation

ZZ Lu and A Chernatynskiy and MJ Noordhoek and SB Sinnott and SR Phillpot, JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, 467, 742-757 (2015).

DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.10.042

Molecular dynamics simulations of nanoindentation are used to study the deformation behaviors of single crystal Zr for four different surface orientations. The comparison of results for two different potentials, an embedded atom method potential and a charged optimized many body potential, reveals the influence of stable and unstable stacking fault energy on dislocation behaviors under nanoindentation. The load- displacement curve, hardness and deformation behaviors of the various surface orientations Zr are compared and the elastic and plastic deformation behaviors are analyzed. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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