MedeA Deformation - Deformation and Fracture beyond the Elastic Regime


Plastic deformation and fracture occur outside the elastic regime and are not easily simulated. The MedeA®[1] Deformation module evaluates the stress-strain relationships of materials beyond the elastic regime, which can be used to extract mechanical properties of materials including Young’s modulus, yield strength, ultimate strength, fracture strength, and shear strength.

Key Benefits

  • Performs tension, compression, and shear deformations
  • Fully automated and robust computational procedure designed to achieve utmost efficiency for the mechanical properties beyond the elastic regime
  • Automated stress-strain curves for results validation
  • Supports VASP and LAMMPS as the force compute engines

Computational Characteristics

  • Users define the type of deformation (tensile, compression, or shear), direction (x, y, z, alpha, beta, or gamma), total strain, strain increment, and whether to keep the volume constant by shrinking/expanding the lateral dimensions

  • All deformed structures are saved in a structure list for easy retrieval
  • MedeA Deformation uses VASP or LAMMPS for high-performance force computations on computers from scalar workstations, NVidia GPUs, to massively parallel supercomputers.
  • Creates stress-strain plots automatically for extraction of Young’s modulus, yield strength, ultimate strength, fracture strength, and shear strength.
  • Works with all interatomic potentials in MedeA when using LAMMPS as the force computation engine.
  • Works with all exchange-correlations and functionals with MedeA VASP.

Required Modules

  • MedeA Environment
  • MedeA Deformation
  • MedeA VASP or MedeA LAMMPS

Find Out More

Learn more about MedeA Deformation by watching this webinar recording:

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