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New Book: Computer Simulations of Dislocations, by Vasily V. Bulatov and Wei Cai

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Companion web site ISBN:0-19-852614-8, Hard cover, 304 pages, Nov. 2006, US $74.50.

This book presents a broad collection of models and computational methods - from atomistic to continuum - applied to crystal dislocations. Its purpose is to help students and researchers in computational materials sciences to acquire practical knowledge of relevant simulation methods. Because their behavior spans multiple length and time scales, crystal dislocations present a common ground for an in-depth discussion of a variety of computational approaches, including their relative strengths, weaknesses and inter-connections. The details of the covered methods are presented in the form of "numerical recipes" and illustrated by case studies. A suite of simulation codes and data files is made available on the book's website to help the reader "to learn-by-doing" through solving the exercise problems offered in the book. This book is part of an Oxford Series on Materials Modelling.


1. Introduction to crystal dislocations

Part I. Atomistic Models

2. Fundamentals of atomistic simulations
3. Case study of static simulation
4. Case study of dynamic simulation
5. More about periodic boundary conditions
6. Free energy calculations
7. Finding transition pathways

Part 2. Continuum models

8. Peierls-Nabarro model of dislocations
9. Kinetic Monte Carlo method
10. Line Dislocation Dynamics
11. The Phase Field method

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Ting Zhu's picture

Wei and Vasily,

Congratulations!  I just download a sample of this book and find it reads very well. I believe peopole who are interested in this area will consider the book "Must to Have". I've placed an order of the book on amazon. Thanks for this timely contribution.


Zhigang Suo's picture

I've just asked our library to order a copy.


Do you have a small demonstration code associated with the code ?

Say a small code just run a plane Frank-Read source probem ?



Cai Wei's picture


Certainly. I guess you mean the DDLab code. You can download the code at Go to Section 10.4 to see the Frank-Read source example.

Wei Cai

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