Simulation of Microstructure Evolution Coupled with Fabrication Pressure for Two-Phase Ceramic Tool Materials
A computer simulation coupled with fabrication pressure 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 mean grain size of simulated microstructures by Monte Carlo Potts model integrated with pressure increases with an increase in fabrication pressure, which is consistent with the experiment results. Monte Carlo Potts model coupled with fabrication pressure is suitable for simulating the microstructure evolution at the different fabrication pressure during the fabrication of ceramic tool materials.
Yingxue Yao, Dunwen Zuo and Xipeng Xu
C. Z. Huang et al., "Simulation of Microstructure Evolution Coupled with Fabrication Pressure for Two-Phase Ceramic Tool Materials", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 431-432, pp. 138-141, 2010