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Mechanical modeling of failure in surface coatings
Author(s): Benjamin A. Slavin; Steven P. Levitan; Gavin A. Buxton
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Paper Abstract

We present a computer model which allows us to explore the failure behavior of surface coatings. We use a quasi-static three-dimensional Lattice Spring Model coupled with the velocity Verlet algorithm to simulate surface coating on substrate systems. Fracture, elastic response, and shrinking are considered in our simulation method. The results provide a framework upon which the failure mechanisms of surface coatings can be investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5757, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600145
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Benjamin A. Slavin, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Steven P. Levitan, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Gavin A. Buxton, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5757:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control
Ralph C. Smith, Editor(s)

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