Quasicontinuum Method Examples

The following examples that run with the QC code are available for download:
(Note that users are invited to submit their own examples. See instructions below table.)
Title Author(s) Brief Description Download
Friction-example Ronald Miller and Ellad Tadmor Shearing contact between two Cu nano-asperities (provided with QC code) Friction-example.tar
GB-example Ronald Miller and Ellad Tadmor Shearing of a stepped twin boundary in an Al fcc bi-crystal (provided with QC code) GB-example.tar
Punch-example Ellad Tadmor and Ronald Miller Nanoindentation of an Al fcc crystal by a flat rigid punch (provided with QC code) Punch-example.tar

Instructions for Submitting Examples

We welcome submissions of interesting examples that work with the QC code. To submit your example (which will be added to the table above), please follow these instructions:
  1. Collect the following files for your example. (Look at any of the examples provided with the QC code as guidelines to the content of these files.)
    1. Makefile: The make file for compiling your example. This will define the name of your user file (see below) and the name of the executable.
    2. README: Text file providing an overview for your example. Base your file on the README files provided with the examples distributed with the QC code.
    3. user_EXAMPLE.f: The user file for your EXAMPLE. This is a Fortran 90 file which defines the mesh, boundary conditions and additional auxiliary routines.
    4. The input (.in) file and if necessary the grain geometry (.geo) file. These would normally be stored in a sub-directory (e.g. "Shear" under the GB-example).
  2. Pack all the files into a tar file, for example:

    tar cvf My-Example.tar My-Example/Makefile My-Example/README My-Example/user-Example.f My-Example/Application/my_example.in

  3. Send your tar file to us via email.
Assuming your example works as advertised, we will post it above (with your name) making it available to the entire QC community.