
Homework assignment: learning about elastic constants via molecular dynamics simulations
11 Mar 2015  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan, David Ray Johnson
In this homework assignment students will use molecular dynamics to compute the elastic constants of metals using an embedded atom model to describe atomic interactions. They will deform a...
https://nanohub.org/resources/21949

Melting via molecular dynamics simulations
10 Mar 2015  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
In this assignment you will use MD simulations to study melting in metals using the nanoMATERIALS simulation tool in nanoHUB. You will build a supercell and heat it up to study its melting. You...
https://nanohub.org/resources/22025

Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals: Lab Assignment Handout
19 Jan 2010  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
In this lab students will perform online molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of metallic nanowires deformed uniaxially and analyze the results...
https://nanohub.org/resources/8140

Computational Nanoscience, Homework Assignment 3: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Carbon Nanotubes
15 Feb 2008  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman
The purpose of this assignment is to perform molecular dynamics simulations to calculate various properties of carbon nanotubes using LAMMPS and Tersoff potentials.
This assignment is to be...
https://nanohub.org/resources/4054

Computational Nanoscience, Homework Assignment 2: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of a LennardJones Liquid
15 Feb 2008  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman
The purpose of this assignment is to perform a full molecular dynamics simulation based on the Verlet algorithm to calculate various properties of a simple liquid, modeled as an ensemble of...
https://nanohub.org/resources/4052

Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 6: Pair Distribution Function and More on Potentials
15 Feb 2008  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
In this lecture we remind ourselves what a pair distribution function is, how to compute it, and why it is so important in simulations. Then, we revisit potentials and go into more detail...
https://nanohub.org/resources/4039

Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 5: A Day of InClass Simulation: MD of Carbon Nanostructures
15 Feb 2008  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
In this lecture we carry out simulations inclass, with guidance from the instructors. We use the LAMMPS tool (within the nanoHUB simulation toolkit for this course). Examples include...
https://nanohub.org/resources/4037

Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 4: Geometry Optimization and Seeing What You're Doing
13 Feb 2008  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
In this lecture, we discuss various methods for finding the ground state structure of a given system by minimizing its energy. Derivative and nonderivative methods are discussed, as well as the...
https://nanohub.org/resources/4035

Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 2: Introduction to Molecular Dynamics
30 Jan 2008  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
In this lecture, we present and introduction to classical molecular dynamics. Approaches to integrating the equations of motion (Verlet and other) are discussed, along with practical...
https://nanohub.org/resources/3940

REBO Nanofluidics Exercise
09 Jun 2004  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Susan Sinnott, Hetal Patel
Nanofluidics exercise showing the variation of energy and position
of methane and butane molecules flowing through an opened carbon
nanotube as the system temperature and the length of the...
https://nanohub.org/resources/1270