Phase field modeling of grain growth: Effect of boundary thickness, triple junctions, misorientation, and anisotropy

I. M. McKenna, M. P. Gururajan, P. W. Voorhees

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Abstract

Phase-field models based on multiple order parameters are used extensively to study grain growth in polycrystalline materials. However, if simulations are to be carried out using experimentally obtained microstructures as the initial condition, and the resultant microstructures are to be carefully compared with those obtained from experiments, then the parameters used in the numerical simulations need to be benchmarked with analytical solutions. Furthermore, the models themselves need to be modified to incorporate the dependence of grain boundary energy on misorientation across the boundary as well as the anisotropy in the boundary energy for any given misorientation that stems from the planes of different grains that make up the boundary. In this article, we address both these issues and present some preliminary results from our 2D and 3D simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2206-2217
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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