Modeling Morphological Evolution during Dendritic Solidification using a Cellular AutomatonThe Third Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (1998)
Morphological evolution of a dendritic growth front in a binary alloy is simulated using a cellular automaton approach to establish the feasibility of modeling such growth with a local rule-based scheme. The motivation for this work is derived from the need to predict the development of solidification structures within real components of complex geometry, where significant constraint of the thermal and solutal fields may exist. Such cases present complex boundaries and large domain sizes, which may preclude the effective use of more conventional methods. In this work, a model is presented which couples a two-dimensional altemate-direction-implicit finite-difference diffusion solution with a cellular automaton growth algorithm to simulate morphological evolution in alloys solidifying under directional growth conditions. Temperature, composition, and interface configuration are formulated into a local growth potential which is incorporated into a cellular automaton. Alloy solidification is simulated over a range of experimental conditions, producing various structures. The effects of anisotropic configurational contributions are examined.
Citation InformationRalph E. Napolitano and T. H. Sanders Jr.. "Modeling Morphological Evolution during Dendritic Solidification using a Cellular Automaton" The Third Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (1998)
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