In this paper, we develop the residual based a posteriori error estimates and the corresponding adaptive mesh refinement algorithm for atomistic/continuum (a/c) coupling with finite range interactions in two dimensions. We have systematically derived a new explicitly computable stress tensor formula for finite range interactions. In particular, we use the geometric reconstruction based consistent atomistic/continuum (GRAC) coupling scheme, which is quasi-optimal if the continuum model is discretized by P1 finite elements. The numerical results of the adaptive mesh refinement algorithm is consistent with the quasi-optimal a priori error estimates.
- A posteriori error estimate
- Atomistic models
- Atomistic-to-continuum coupling
- Coarse graining
- Quasicontinuum method