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Multi phase field simulation of coarsening in Ni-base superalloy
- Date: 12.12.2012
- Place: The fourth International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS 2012), IIT Hyderabad, India
Microstructure and its mechanical properties at elevated temperatures are the major factor controlling the performance of Ni-base super-alloys. In this study we present a numerical simulation of microstructure evolution of Ni-base super alloy using multi-phase field method. The microstructure evolution during the heat treatment cycle is numerically simulated with our in-house software 'OpenPhase' which is based on a multi-phase field multi-component model [Steinbach et al., 1996; Steinbach, 2009]. We discuss on the coarsening kinetics, parameters influencing it and identify directions for future work.