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A virtual test facility for simulating the dynamic response of materials

Aivazis, Michael and Goddard, William A. and Meiron, Dan and Ortiz, Michael and Pool, James and Shepherd, Joseph (2000) A virtual test facility for simulating the dynamic response of materials. Computing in Science & Engineering, 2 (2). pp. 42-53. ISSN 1521-9615.

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The goal of the Caltech Center is to construct a virtual test facility (VTF): a problem solving environment for full 3D parallel simulation of the dynamic response of materials undergoing compression due to shock waves. The objective is to design a software environment that will: facilitate computation in a variety of experiments in which strong shock waves impinge on targets comprising various combinations of materials; compute the target materials' subsequent dynamic response; and validate these computations against experimental data. Successfully constructing such a facility requires modeling of the highest accuracy. We must model at atomistic scales to correctly describe the material properties of the target materials and high explosives; at intermediate (meso) scales to understand the micromechanical response of the target materials; and at continuum scales to capture properly the evolution of macroscopic effects. The article outlines such a test facility. Although it is a very simplified version of the facilities found in a shock-compression laboratory, our VTF includes all the basic features, offering a problem solving environment for validating experiments and facilitating further development of simulation capabilities.

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Shepherd, Joseph0000-0003-3181-9310
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Official Citation:M. Aivazis, W. A. Goddard, D. Meiron, M. Ortiz, J. Pool and J. Shepherd, "A virtual test facility for simulating the dynamic response of materials," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 42-53, March-April 2000. doi: 10.1109/5992.825748
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