A Computational Study of Crystal Orientation Effects on High Strain Rate Performance of Single Crystal Copper 2019-01-0714
This paper presents a computational study to investigate effects of crystal orientations on plasticity and damage of copper crystal at atomic scale. In the present study, a single crystal copper model was created as a target, which was struck and penetrated by a single crystal nickel. Three orientations, single slip system [1 0 1, 1 2 -1, -1 1 1], double slip system [1 1 2, 1 1 0, 1 1 -1], and octal slip system [1 0 0, 0 1 0, 0 0 1], were applied to the copper crystal. Their effects on plasticity and damage behavior of the single crystal copper were studied and compared using molecular dynamics simulations. Modified Embedded Atom Method potentials were applied to determine the pair interactions between the copper and nickel atoms.