Accession Number : ADA189633

Title :   A Study of the Equation of State for Copper.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Court, Charles M

PDF Url : ADA189633

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The equation of state of copper was studied by using computer simulations. An existing molecular dynamics program written for the Cray was modified to run on both the VAX and on a parallel processing system. The program applied the embedded-atom method to determine interatomic forces. Experiments on the VAX found the copper melting point to be very near 1350 k which is close to the known melt point of 1357.6 k. Measurements taken on both types of computers showed that parallel processing offers a time savings factor of 3.75 over serial processing systems.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COPPER, *EQUATIONS OF STATE, COMPUTERS, DYNAMICS, MELTING POINT, MELTS, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, PARALLEL PROCESSING, SAVINGS, TIME

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE