Journals / CMC / Vol.38, No.2
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  • ARTICLE

    Effects of Transverse Shear on Strain Stiffening of Biological Fiber Networks

    H. Jiang1,2, B. Yang1, S. Liu3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.38, No.2, pp. 61-77, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.038.061
    Abstract Actin, fibrin and collagen fiber networks are typical hierarchical biological materials formed by bundling fibrils into fibers and branching/adjoining fibers into networks. The bundled fibrils interact with each other through weak van der Waals forces and, in some cases, additional spotted covalent crosslinks. In the present work, we apply Timoshenko's beam theory that takes into account the effect of transverse shear between fibrils in each bundle to study the overall mechanical behaviors of such fiber networks. Previous experimental studies suggested that these fibers are initially loose bundles. Based on the evidence, it is hypothesized that the fibers undergo transitions from… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Structural Evolutions of the Clusters During the Melting and Coalescence Processes

    Kai Wang1, Guojian Li1, Qiang Wang1,2, Huimin Wang1, Jiaojiao Du1, Jicheng He1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.38, No.2, pp. 79-89, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.038.079
    Abstract Study on the behaviors of the melting and coalescence of clusters in atomic scale may create new structure at nanoscale, which is a very important research field. The structural evolutions of clusters Cu321, Co321, and Ni321 during their melting and coalescence processes were studied using molecular dynamics simulation with a general embedded atom method in this paper. It was found that the geometries of Cu321 and Co321 transformed to icosahedron from fcc near their melting points, which leads to the increase of their melting points. Concerning the coalescence, it was found that Cu atoms easily formed a coating layer on… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Numerical Simulation of Radiation-Induced Chemical Segregation and Phase Transformation in a Binary System

    Efraín Hernández-Rivera1,2, Veena Tikare1, Lumin Wang2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.38, No.2, pp. 91-103, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.038.091
    Abstract We present the development of a hybrid Monte Carlo-phase field model that is able to simulate radiation induced chemical segregation and the corresponding phase transformation and nano-structure evolution. Under irradiation by a lowenergy ion beam, defects (vacancies) are created and accumulate. In a binary crystalline material, AB, studied in this work, these defects are of the two types A and B and diffuse at different rates. These differential diffusivities are sufficient driving mechanisms for the formation of chemically distinct regions with accompany changes in phases and nano-structure. In this work, we present a model that can simulate these changes by… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Theoretical Simulation of AlN Nanobelts and Nanorings

    Aurora Costales1, C. J. F. Solano2, E. Francisco1, A. Martín Pendás1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.38, No.2, pp. 105-128, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.038.105
    Abstract An extension of our previously reported periodic cluster model (J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 6667-6676 ) to nanorings and nanobelts is presented. This new scheme allows for accurately calculating reasonably large nanostructures while preserving a very small number of optimization parameters. The model has been applied to a number of AlN semiconducting structures using ab initio pair potentials. Attention has been paid to the variation of the B1-B4 phase transition pressure as the the size of the structures is varied. More >

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