Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

First Advisor

Maciej Kumosa, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Paul Predecki, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Gareth Eaton

Fourth Advisor

Yun Bo Yi


Large-scale Atomic Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator, Molecular dynamics, NanoEngineer-1, PACKMOL, Software development


The context of this work is the development of open source software to support researchers to quickly build systems of molecules for molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The goal is achieved through the integration of three open source programs by judicious modifications and creation of new source code, which allows the creation of molecular models, MD cells and the LAMMPS geometry input files. The software changes work together supporting an easy and intuitive process for simulation system creation. Creation of multiple MD cells for research simulations becomes quicker and provides needed standardization to the simulation process. The researcher can select from atomistic force fields or modify the software to use other force fields. The software has been validated by generating the glass transition temperature (Tg) and the bulk modulus for a cross-linked epoxy system composed of Diglycidyl Ether of Bisphenol-A and Isophorone diamine (DGEBA/IPD). The Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator (LAMMPS) software is used to conduct the molecule dynamics simulations.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Rights Holder

Bruce Michael Allen


Received from ProQuest

File Format




File Size

119 p.


Materials Science, Nanoscience, Computer science