Simulation by cellular automata of the crystallization of a matrix containing a mobile second phase

R. K. Shelton*, D. C. Dunand

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Two-dimensional cellular automaton computer simulations were carried out to model the geometric interaction between growing matrix grains and mobile, equiaxed particles, thus simulating crystallization (respectively, recrystallization, phase transformation or solidification) of a material containing mobile particles. As a result of particle pushing by growing grains, particle accumulation at grain boundaries and triple-points and concomitant particle depletion within grains occurs. A range of grain nucleation rate, particle area fractions and particle settling rate was investigated under continuous grain nucleation conditions. While these parameters do not change the crystallization kinetics or grain size or shape, they strongly affect the particle spatial distribution and clustering during and after crystallization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-462
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume398
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1995 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 26 1995Dec 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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