Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Aluminum Nanoparticles Sintering
From Montana Tech High Performance Computing
Bowen Deng, David Hobbs, Bruce Madigan
The selective laser sintering (SLS) process has attracted increasing interest as an additive manufacturing technique for metallic powder. In this study, molecular dynamics simulation is used to simulate SLS process and calculate mechanical properties of sintered aluminum nanoparticles. Various initial particle configurations that are more natural, as well as particle sizes and orientations are investigated and linked with the microstructures and mechanical properties of the sintered materials.