Effects of elastic stress on the stability of a solid-liquid interface

B. J. Spencer, S. H. Davis, G. B. McFadden, P. W. Voorhees

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The effects of elastic stress on the stability of solid-liquid interfaces under avariety of conditions are discussed. In the cases discussed, the nonuniform compositionfield in the solid, which accompanies either the melting process or thedevelopment of a perturbation on the solid-liquid interface during solidification, generates nonhydrostatic stresses in the solid. Such compositionally generatedelastic stresses have been shown experimentally to induce a solidifying solid-liquidinterface to become unstable. We are in the process of analyzing the effects ofthese stresses on the conditions for morphological stability of a directionally solidifiedbinary alloy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S54-S55
JournalApplied Mechanics Reviews
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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