Airy stress function for atomic models

Paul J. Steinhardt, P. Chaudhari

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A simple method is shown for computing the Airy stress function for two-dimensional problems. The method is applied to a simple mechanics example and to large computer-generated atomic models whose properties are independent of some coordinate z. The method has recently proved useful for analyzing topological defects in computer-generated models of amorphous solids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-276
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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