Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Ductile Mode Cutting

  • Kui LiuEmail author
  • Hao Wang
  • Xinquan Zhang
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


In this chapter, fundamental aspects of molecular dynamics simulation and several considerations are accounted for to attain accurate results that are comparable with experimental works. The multitude of potential functions is discussed with emphasis on those frequently used in modelling of brittle material. Several example theoretical models for nanometric machining of silicon and silicon carbide are presented, in view of these materials being regularly used across widespread application of industries. Different interatomic potentials used for these materials, along with the possible output data, are reviewed. Finally, the stress distribution is discussed by considering the interactive atomic forces and an empirical relationship of the tool-workpiece contact geometry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore Institute of Manufacturing TechnologySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.School of Mechanical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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