The aim of this work is to provide a mathematical and numerical analysis of the static quasicontinuum (QC) method. The QC method is, in essence, a finite element method for atomistic material models. By restricting the set of admissible deformations to linear splines with respect to a finite element mesh, the computational complexity of atomistic material models is reduced considerably.
We begin with a general review of atomistic materia ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
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