Computer simulation of grain growth in particle dispersed structure

Ikuo Ohnuma, Hiroshi Ohtani, Kiyohito Ishida, Taiji Nishizawa

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The effect of dispersed particles on grain growth has been studied by computer simulation using a two-dimensional lattice model. The relation between R̄ and r̄, the mean radii of matrix grains and dispersed particles, is approximated by R̄=[(π/2αΦ)/f] 1/2 ·r̄, where f is the area fraction of dispersed phase, α is the correction factor for adjusting the pinning force, and Φ is the fraction of particles being located on grain boundaries. The parameters, α and Φ, have been evaluated by computer simulation, and it was concluded that Zener's relation in two dimensional structure; R̄=(π/4)·r̄/f is to be modified to R̄=(5.0/ √p)r̄/ √f, where p is a parameter representing the pinning effect in this simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1140
Number of pages8
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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