Thermodynamic Calculation of Al-Cu Eutectic Alloy with Microstructure Simulation Using Phase Field Method
Phase-field method can be used to describe the complicated morphologies of crystal growth without explicitly tracking the complex phase boundaries. The conformation of volume free energy is very important for microstructure simulation with phase-field method. However, the conformation of volume free energy is still correspondingly simple and ideal at present. In this paper, a new conformation method of free energy is mentioned. Free energy of each phase at appointed states is calculated by Thermo-Calc software. In order to avoided calculation, free energy of each phase is fitted by multiple-point function according to sub- regular solution model. It is obtained that the free energy data and phase graph data of α phase, θ phase and L phase in the extension, temperature (791-841) K and component (0-35)Cu(at.%) with Al-Cu eutectic alloy. The new phase model is also founded, and used to calculate microstructure evolution of Al-Cu eutectic alloy.
Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
J. J. Tang et al., "Thermodynamic Calculation of Al-Cu Eutectic Alloy with Microstructure Simulation Using Phase Field Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 295-297, pp. 468-472, 2011