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EPJ B - What atomistic methods tell us about the mechanical response of amorphous solids

Our understanding of elasticity, plasticity and failure in non-crystalline solids has greatly enhanced through atomic scale simulation. A new Colloquium paper In EPJ B reviews a variety of computational approaches that have been successful in elucidating the atomic scale phenomena that control the mechanics of amorphous solids. The constitutive theories that have been developed for describing mechanical response are briefly illustrated, as well as the prospects for testing the assumptions of these theories using simulation. The authors, M.L. Falk and C.E. Maloney, pose the most pressing open questions for substantiating these theoretical approaches, and ultimately for understanding and predicting the mechanical behaviour of amorphous solids.

To read the full paper "Simulating the mechanical response of amorphous solids using atomistic methods" by M.L. Falk and C.E. Maloney, European Physical Journal B click here.

Editor-in-Chief
Paolo Biscari
We, the authors, are fully satisfied with the peer review process and the transparency followed in the status of the article and rapid processing for the publication.

Prof. R. Chandiramouli, SASTRA University

ISSN: 2190-5444 (Electronic Edition)

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