Monte Carlo Simulation of Normal Grain Growth in Three Dimensions
A Monte Carlo algorithm for single-phase normal grain growth has been implemented, which allows one to simulate and observe the temporal development of large grain microstructures in three dimensions. The relaxation process to the self-similar coarsening regime has been studied by following the temporal development of quantities like the average grain size, the standard deviation of the grain sizes and topological correlations.
D. Zöllner and P. Streitenberger, "Monte Carlo Simulation of Normal Grain Growth in Three Dimensions", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 567-568, pp. 81-84, 2008