Horizons of modern molecular dynamics simulation in digitalized solid freeform fabrication with advanced materials

S. Goel*, M. Knaggs, G. Goel, X. W. Zhou, H. M. Upadhyaya, V. K. Thakur, V. Kumar, G. Bizarri, A. Tiwari, A. Murphy, A. Stukowski, A. Matthews

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Our ability to shape and finish a component by combined methods of fabrication including (but not limited to) subtractive, additive, and/or no theoretical mass-loss/addition during the fabrication is now popularly known as solid freeform fabrication (SFF). Fabrication of a telescope mirror is a typical example where grinding and polishing processes are first applied to shape the mirror, and thereafter, an optical coating is usually applied to enhance its optical performance. The area of nanomanufacturing cannot grow without a deep knowledge of the fundamentals of materials and consequently, the use of computer simulations is now becoming ubiquitous. This article is intended to highlight the most recent advances in the computation benefit specific to the area of precision SFF as these systems are traversing through the journey of digitalization and Industry-4.0. Specifically, this article demonstrates that the application of the latest materials modelling approaches, based on techniques such as molecular dynamics, are enabling breakthroughs in applied precision manufacturing techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100356
JournalMaterials Today Chemistry
Volume18
Early online date22 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 22 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Growth processes
  • MD simulation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Horizons of modern molecular dynamics simulation in digitalized solid freeform fabrication with advanced materials'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Goel, S., Knaggs, M., Goel, G., Zhou, X. W., Upadhyaya, H. M., Thakur, V. K., Kumar, V., Bizarri, G., Tiwari, A., Murphy, A., Stukowski, A., & Matthews, A. (2020). Horizons of modern molecular dynamics simulation in digitalized solid freeform fabrication with advanced materials. Materials Today Chemistry, 18, [100356]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtchem.2020.100356