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Evolution of the Interfacial Area in Dendritic Solidification

Neumann-Heyme, H.; Eckert, K.; Beckermann, C.

Abstract

The specific area of the solid-liquid interface is an important integral measure for the morphological evolution during solidification. It represents not only the inverse of a characteristic length scale of the microstructure, but it is also a key ingredient in volume-averaged models of alloy solidification. Analytical descriptions exist for either pure coarsening or pure growth processes. However, all alloy solidification processes involve concurrent growth and coarsening. In the present study, the kinetics of the solid-liquid interface of a dendrite are studied using a 3D phase-field model. The simulation results are combined with data from recent synchrotron tomography experiments to study the influence of the cooling rate and alloy composition on the evolution of the interfacial area. A general relation for the specific interfacial area of dendrites is presented that is valid over the entire range of cooling rates, including isothermal coarsening.

Keywords: Dendritic Solidification; Interfacial Area; Phase-Field Simulation

  • Contribution to proceedings
    International Conference on Solidification Processing, SP17, 25.-28.07.2017, Old Windsor, UK
    Evolution of the Interfacial Area in Dendritic Solidification, 978-1-908549-29-7, 193-196
  • Lecture (Conference)
    International Conference on Solidification Processing, SP17, 25.-28.07.2017, Old Windsor, UK

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