Atomistic/continuum coupling methods aim to achieve optimal balance between accuracy and efficiency. Adaptivity is the key for the efficient implementation of such methods. In this paper, we carry out a rigorous a posteriori analysis of the residual, the stability constant, and the error bound, for a consistent atomistic/continuum coupling method in 2D. We design and implement the corresponding adaptive mesh refinement algorithm, and the convergence rate with respect to degrees of freedom is optimal compare with a priori error estimates.
- atomistic models
- coarse graining
- atomistic-to-continuum coupling
- adaptive algorithm
- a posteriori error estimate