Accession Number ADA570863
Title Effects of Stoichiometry on the Mechanical Properties of Icosahedral Boron Carbide Under Loading.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 13p
Personal Author D. E. Taylor J. W. McCauley T. W. Wright
Abstract The effects of stoichiometry on the atomic structure and the related mechanical properties of boron carbide (B4C) have been studied using density functional theory and quantum molecular dynamics simulations. Computational cells of boron carbide containing up to 960 atoms and spanning compositions ranging from 6.7% to 26.7% carbon were used to determine the effects of stoichiometry on the atomic structure, elastic properties, and stress/strain response as a function of hydrostatic, uniaxial, and shear loading paths. It was found that different stoichiometries, as well as variable atomic arrangements within a fixed stoichiometry can have a significant impact on the yield stress of boron carbide when compressed uniaxially (by as much as 70% in some cases). the significantly reduced strength of boron carbide under shear loading is also demonstrated.
Keywords Atoms
Boron carbides
Density functional theory
Elastic properties
Mechanical properties
Molecular dynamics
Quantum theory
Shear properties

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 99D - Basic & Synthetic Chemistry
46 - Physics
Corporate Author Army Research Lab., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number N/A

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