Simulation of Microstructure Evolution Coupled with Fabrication Temperature for Two-Phase Ceramic Tool Materials
A computer simulation coupled with fabrication temperature for the sintering process of two-phase ceramic tool materials has been developed using a two-dimensional hexagon lattice model mapped from the realistic microstructure. The relationship between fabrication temperature and microstructure evolution is proposed. The mean grain sizes of simulated microstructures by Monte Carlo Potts model integrated with fabrication temperature increase with an increase in fabrication temperature, which is consistent with the experiment results.
Yingxue Yao, Dunwen Zuo and Xipeng Xu
B. Fang et al., "Simulation of Microstructure Evolution Coupled with Fabrication Temperature for Two-Phase Ceramic Tool Materials", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 431-432, pp. 134-137, 2010