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Parallel Computation Of Single-needle Dendrites In 3D And Comparison With Microgravity Experiment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MB030331

Volume

36

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

657 kb

Author(s)

Y. B. Altundas & G. Caginalp

Abstract

Parallel computation of single-needle dendrites in 3D and comparison with microgravity experiment Y. B. Altundas" G. Caginalp2 Industrial Mathematics and its application, University of Minnesota, USA 2~epartment of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, USA Abstract The dendritic growth of a single needle dendrite is studied in three dimensional space by using a phase field model and parallel architecture. A large difference in the length scales (capillarity length, the tip radius of the interface and etc.) poses difficulty in the computation of dendritic growth. For succinonitrile (SCN), the difference in the length scales is as high as lo-* cm to 1 cm. Consequently, a grid of 5003 is used on the supercomputer to resolve these length scales. The parameters, initial and boundary conditions are identical to those of the microgravity experiments for succinonitrile (SCN). The numerical results are (i) consistent with the experiments; (ii) compatible with the experimental conclusion that tip veloc

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