Monte-Carlo Version of Vertex Model Applied to Recrystallization Modeling
A newly developed model based on vertex concept is presented in this paper. Contrary to its standard version, which is strictly deterministic, some concepts of Monte-Carlo type method were introduced. It makes the model more flexible and allows to introduce some parameters appearing in vertex movement equations, which are not easy to express in analytical form. Initial microstructure in the model is characterized by topology, crystallographic orientations and stored energy values of the grains. The boundary energies and mobilities are anisotropic in general. Nucleation mechanism of a given type is selected at the beginning of calculations. Deformation texture, stored energy distribution and initial microstructure are input parameters of the model. The aim of the calculations is to predict the texture and microstructure modifications during recrystallization. The model was also applied to the study of the kinetics of grain growth and recrystallization. The preliminary tests of the model are presented.
Paul Van Houtte and Leo Kestens
K. Piękoś et al., "Monte-Carlo Version of Vertex Model Applied to Recrystallization Modeling", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 495-497, pp. 1183-1188, 2005