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Evolution of Mechanical Response of Sodium Montmorillonite Interlayer with Increasing Hydration by Molecular Dynamics
, , Steven R. Schmidt, Dinesh R. Katti
Published in American Chemical Society (ACS)
Volume: 21
Issue: 17
Pages: 8069 - 8076

The mechanical response of the interlayer of hydrated montmorillonite was evaluated using steered molecular dynamics. An atomic model of the sodium montmorillonite was previously constructed. In the current study, the interlayer of the model was hydrated with multiple layers of water. Using steered molecular dynamics, external forces were applied to individual atoms of the clay surface, and the response of the model was studied. The displacement versus applied stress and stress versus strain relationships of various parts of the interlayer were studied. The paper describes the construction of the model, the simulation procedure, and results of the simulations. Some results of the previous work are further interpreted in the light of the current research. The simulations provide quantitative stress deformation relationships as well as an insight into the molecular interactions taking place between the clay surface and interlayer water and cations.

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