The Quasicontinuum Method website is a joint project of

Ellad B. Tadmor
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
University of Minnesota
107 Akerman Hall, 110 Union St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Ronald E. Miller
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6

For general information about this project, please contact us. For questions related to the use of the QC or MultiBench codes, do the following:
  • Start by reading the "QC Tutorial Quide" and "QC Reference Manual" available on the documentation page.
  • Note: Tadmor and Miller have published a book called "Modeling Materials: Continuum, Atomistic and Multiscale Techniques" (Cambridge University Press, 2011) that provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of multiscale methods including QC. For more information on this book, visit the book website.
  • If reading the documentation does not address your problem, post your question on the forum where other users can provide you with assistance. (Tadmor and Miller also read this forum and will provide assistance if possible.)
  • If you are interested in a more formal introduction to QC, you might consider one of Tadmor and Miller's short courses on multiscale materials modeling. For more information, visit here.