WIT Press


Numerical Modelling Of Fe-C Alloys Crystallization

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT960591

Volume

12

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

583 kb

Author(s)

E. Majchrzak & A. Piasecka

Abstract

The boundary element method is applied to micro/macro modelling of solidification process proceeding in 2D iron casting domain. The heat transfer process is described by the Fourier equation with additional term determining the kinetics of crystallization (the so-called source function). The model bases on the laws determining the course of nucleation and nuclei growth, while the relation between linear growth rate and the liquid fraction in casting volume is given by the Johnson - Mehl - Avrami - Kolmogorov formulas. In the paper the mathematical description of the process, the method of numerical solution and also the example of computations are presented. 1 Governing equations Solidification of pure metals and eutectic alloys A differential equation describing the course of solidification process (a micro/macro model) is

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