The Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory

By Alex Bartol1, R. Edwin García1, David R. Ely1

1. Purdue University

web interface to develop, modify, and execute FiPy and other python-based applications

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The Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory (VKML) is a web environment to develop microstructural evolution models by using FiPy, a powerful set of python-based libraries to write Partial Differential Equations. A basic set of examples is provided. Each example can be readily edited, debugged, and run online. The developed interface also provides a TKInter-based GUI, which enables the user to rapidly prototype flexible interfaces with sliders, menus, and buttons. Other (static) VKML modules are: VKML : Dendritic Growth VKML : Polycrystalline Growth and Coarsening VKML : Spinodal Decomposition VKML : Spinodal Decomposition 3D

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Alexander Bartol and R. Edwin Garcia

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National Science Foundation cooperative agreement EEC-6043750 (2008-2009). Also partially supported by NSF DMR 0805022.

References

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

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Publications

T. Cool,* A. Bartol,* M. Kasenga,* K. Modi, and R. E. García. "Gibbs: Symbolic Computation of Thermodynamic Properties and Phase Equilibria." CALPHAD: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry. (34) 393-404, 2010. DOI:10.1016/j.calphad.2010.07.005

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  • Alex Bartol, R. Edwin García, David R. Ely (2015), "The Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory," http://nanohub.org/resources/vkmllive. (DOI: 10.4231/D3JS9H718).

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