Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory : Polycrystalline Growth and Coarsening simulates the growth, impingement, and then coarsening of a random distribution of crystallographically oriented nuclei. The user can control every aspect of the model such as the nuclei radius, the size of the simulation cell, and whether the grains are homogeneously dispersed or only on one wall of the simulation. . Default values are physical but arbitrary. The presented model is based on the phase field method (see cited literature below) and the example shown in the FiPy manual.
See other VKML modules here:
VKML : Dendritic Growth
VKML : Polycrystalline Growth and Coarsening
VKML : Spinodal Decomposition
VKML : Spinodal Decomposition 3D
R. Edwin GarcÃa
Wheeler, Daniel, Jonathan E. Guyer, and James A. Warren. FiPy : User's Guide. 12 Feb. 2007. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
James A. Warren, Ryo Kobayashi, Alexander E. Lobkovsky, and W. Craig Carter, “Extending Phase
Field Models of Solidification to Polycrystalline Materials”. Acta Materialia, 51(20), (2003) 6035–6058,
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1359-6454(03)00388-4. 43, 112, 115
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Michael Waters; R. Edwin García; Alex Bartol (2015), "Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory : Polycrystalline Growth and Coarsening," http://nanohub.org/resources/vkmlpsgg. (DOI: 10.4231/D3028PF0Z).