Quantitative evaluation of particle pinning force on a grain boundary using the phase-field method

Kunok Chang, Long Qing Chen

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Abstract

Second-phase particles are often employed to inhibit the grain growth of polycrystalline materials. We studied the interaction between a second-phase particle and a grain boundary using the phase-field method. In particular, we determined the magnitude of pinning force exerted by a particle on a grain boundary. We considered the effect of particle morphology by examining several particle shapes including spherical, ellipsoidal and cubic. The pinning forces computed from the phase-field were compared with available analytical theories for spherical and ellipsoidal particle shapes. We derived an expression for the pinning force of a grain boundary by a cubic particle and compared the prediction with phase-field simulations. The present results should be useful for evaluating the effect of particle morphology on the effectiveness of grain growth inhibition by second-phase particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number055004
JournalModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications

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