Numerical Simulation of Two-Dimensional Dendritic Growth Using Phase-Field Model

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In this article, we study the phase-field model of solidification for numerical simulation of dendritic crystal growth that occurs during the casting of metals and alloys. Phase-field model of solidification describes the physics of dendritic growth in any material during the process of under cooling. The numerical procedure in this work is based on finite difference scheme for space and the 4th-order Runge-Kutta method for time discretization. The effect of each physical parameter on the shape and growth of dendritic crystal is studied and visualized in detail.

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Shah, A. , Haider, A. and Shah, S. (2014) Numerical Simulation of Two-Dimensional Dendritic Growth Using Phase-Field Model. World Journal of Mechanics, 4, 128-136. doi: 10.4236/wjm.2014.45015.

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