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    Multi-scale Modeling of Crack Using Nano-XFEM

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ghaffari, Reza (Author) ; Haddadpour, Hassan (Supervisor)
    In this thesis a mutliScale model based on the Cauchy-Born hypothesis and via usage of XFEM is proposed for crack modeling. By solving an example, the important of surface effects in the surface stresses region is shown. Considering not being able to model the surface effects with the Cauchy-Born method, the boundary Cauchy-Born method for modeling crack effects is used. Moreover, three Molecular Dynamics method for modeling crack will be proposed. According to the obtained results from these methods, it was deduced that for calculating the correct surface stresses in Molecular Dynamics the mutual interaction of upper and lower atoms of crack should be omitted. Finally, the validation of... 

    Modeling of Carbon Nanotubes with Molecular Dynamics and Application of Parallel Processing

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Banihashemi, Parsa (Author) ; Khoei, Amir Reza (Supervisor)
    Nanotechnology is the knowledge of future. Some people Compare the initialization of nanotechnology to the beginning of the industrial revolution. Experimental modeling of nano-materials can be so expensive, but, with the aid of computational nanomechanics, we can perform less experiments and more numerical simulation. In the past decades, applications of nanotubes in medicine, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, building nano sensors, nano engines and etc caused a pervasive study on the mechanics of carbon nanotubes. In this Thesis, the writer has implemented the Tersoff interatomic potential to perform molecular dynamics simulations of carbon nanotubes. In this work, tensile... 

    Temperature-Dependent Hierarchical Multi-Scale Modeling of Nano-Materials Considering Surface Effect

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ghahremani, Pegah (Author) ; Khoei, Amir Reza (Supervisor)
    In continuum mechanics, the constitutive models are usually based on the Cauchy-Born (CB) hypothesis which seeks the intrinsic characteristics of the material via the atomistic information and it is valid in small deformation. The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate the temperature effect on the stability and size dependency of Cauchy-Born hypothesis and a novel temperature-dependent multi-scale method is developed to investigate the role of temperature on surface effects in the analysis of nano-scale materials. Three-dimensional temperature-related Cauchy-Born formulation are developed for crystalline structure and the stability and size dependency of temperature-related... 

    Concurrent Multi-Scale Approach for Modeling Mechanical Behavior of Crystalline Nano-Structures

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Aramoon, Amin (Author) ; Khoei, Amir Reza (Supervisor)
    Mindboggling advances in nanotechnology have urged researchers to develop state-of-the-art numerical methods to enable them to simulate and to interpret phenomena at this scale. Unfortunately, Classical models have numerous shortcomings which hinder their applications in new contexts. For instance, classical Continuum Mechanics fails to appropriately depict material behavior at small scales, and, on the other hand, Molecular Dynamics simulations are computationally prohibitive. As a consequence, researchers have devised multi-scale methods during the past decade to overcome these obstacles. In fact, in multi-scale methods information is passed from one mathematical description to the other.... 

    A Coupling Atomistic-continuum Approach for Modeling Dislocation in Plastic Behavior of Nano-structures

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Omrani Pournava, Amir Mohsen (Author) ; Khoei, Amir Reza (Supervisor) ; Jahanshahi, Mohsan (Co-Advisor)
    In this study, a novel multi-scale hierarchical method has been employed to explore the role of edge dislocation on Nano-plates with hexagonal atomic structure in large deformation. multiscale hierarchical atomistic/molecular dynamics (MD) finite element (FE) coupling methods are proposed to demonstrate the impact of dislocation on mechanical properties of Magnesium in large deformation. The atomic nonlinear elastic parameters are attained via computing first-order derivation of stress with respect to strain of Representative Volume Element (RVE). To associate between atomistic and continuum level, the mechanical characteristics are captured in the atomistic scale and transferred to the... 

    Hierarchical Multi-Scale Modeling of Large Plastic Deformation with Application in Powder Compaction

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Rezaei Sameti, Amir (Author) ; Khoei, Amir Reza (Supervisor)
    The hierarchical multi-scale approach is one of the most powerful techniques that takes the advantage of different scales and succeeds the limitations of each method in a way that the large systems in coarse-scale can be simulated with atomic precision. In this thesis, the hierarchical atomistic-continuum multi-scale method is developed for modeling the phenomena with non-homogenous deformation, large deformation and plastic behavior. In this regard at first, an atomistic-based higher-order continuum model is formulated in the framework of nonlinear finite element method to present the geometrically nonlinear behavior of nano-structures. The efficiency of higher-order Cauchy-Born hypothesis...