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Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory: Dendritic Growth

By Michael Waters1, R. Edwin García2, Alex Bartol2

1. University of Michigan 2. Purdue University

Simulates the Dendritic Solidification of a Single Spherical Nuclei

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Version 0.3.1 - published on 27 Apr 2015

doi:10.4231/D33R0PV23 cite this

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The Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory : Dendritic Growth simulates the anisotropic solidification of a single seed with an N-fold axis of crystallographic symmetry. The competition between surface tension and heat transfer allows dendritic arms to grow. The user can control every aspect of the model such as the thermal diffusivity and the strength of the anisotropy. Default values are physical but arbitrary. This presented model is based on the phase field method (see cited literature below) and the example shown in the FiPy manual.


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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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  • Michael Waters; R. Edwin García; Alex Bartol (2015), "Virtual Kinetics of Materials Laboratory: Dendritic Growth," http://nanohub.org/resources/vkmlggs. (DOI: 10.4231/D33R0PV23).

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