Simulation of Fabrication for Single-Phase Al2O3 Ceramic Tool Materials at Different Fabrication Temperature
The fabrication is a key process for the preparation of ceramic tool materials, which governs the mechanical properties of ceramic tool materials under the condition of the same compositions. A computer simulation coupled with fabrication temperature for the hot-pressing process of single-phase ceramic tool materials has been developed using a two-dimensional hexagon lattice model mapped from the realistic microstructure without considering the presence of pores. The fabrication of single-phase Al2O3 is simulated. The mean grain size of simulated microstructure by Monte Carlo Potts model integrated with fabrication temperature increases with an increase in fabrication temperature, which is consistent with the experiment results.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
B. Fang et al., "Simulation of Fabrication for Single-Phase Al2O3 Ceramic Tool Materials at Different Fabrication Temperature", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 1358-1363, 2011