The MultiBench test suite is a unified implementation of fourteen leading multiscale methods for static loading conditions studied
In 2009, Miller and Tadmor published a paper providing a unified framework and performance benchmark for fourteen leading multiscale methods including QC . The code used in the performace benchmark testing, called "MultiBench", is available here. The methods supported by MultiBench are:
|Coupling of Length Scales||CLS|||
|Bridging Scale Method||BSM||[17, 10]|
|Composite Grid Atomistic Continuum Method||CACM|||
|Ghost-Force Corrected Quasicontinuum||QC-GFC|||
|Ghost-Force Corrected Cluster-Energy Quasicontinuum||CQC-GFC|||
|Coupled Atomistics and Discrete Dislocations||CADD||[14, 15]|
|Hybrid Simulation Method||HSM|||
|Concurrent Atomistic to Continuum Coupling||AtC||[5, 1, 2, 9]|
|Ghost-Force Corrected Concurrent Atomistic to Continuum Coupling||AtC-GFC||unpublished|
A description of the unified framework encompassing all fourteen methods and the results of a benchmark comparing them are available in these publications:
- R. E. Miller and E. B. Tadmor, "A unified framework and performance benchmark of fourteen multiscale atomistic/continuum coupling methods", Model. Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng., 17, 053001 (2009). Preprint available here.
- Chapter 12 in E. B. Tadmor and R. E. Miller, Modeling Materials: Continuum, Atomistic and Multiscale Techniques, Cambridge University Press (2011). More information on this book is available at http://modelingmaterials.org.
The complete MultiBench test suite, including the benchmark test case studied in the article, is available for download here.
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