Utilization of peridynamic theory for modeling at the nano-scale

E. Oterkus, C. Diyaroglu, N. Zhu, Selda Oterkus, E. Madenci

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Peridynamic theory is a new continuum mechanics formulation that has several advantages over the traditional approaches, such as Classical Continuum Mechanics (CCM) and Molecular Dynamics (MD). Due to its length-scale parameter, horizon, it is capable of capturing phenomena occurring at different length scales, including the nano-scale. Furthermore, van der Waals forces can be represented in a straightforward manner using a buffer-layer approach. In this chapter, various demonstration problems are presented to show the capability of peridynamics at the nano-scale, including nano-indentation and failure analysis of graphene sheets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanopackaging: From Nanomaterials to the Atomic Scale
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Nanopackaging, Grenoble 27-28 June 2013
EditorsXavier Baillin, Christian Joachim, Gilles Poupon
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319211930
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2015
Event1st International Workshop on Nanopackaging - Grenoble, France
Duration: 27 Jun 201328 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in atom and single molecule machines
ISSN (Print)2193-9691


Workshop1st International Workshop on Nanopackaging


  • peridynamic theory
  • continuum mechanics
  • nano-scale


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