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Title: Multi-scale numerical modelling of phase transition phenomena in metallic alloys
Author: Chirazi, Ali
ISNI:       0000 0004 2751 1767
Awarding Body: University of Greenwich
Current Institution: University of Greenwich
Date of Award: 2000
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A multiscale numerical model of the solidification process involving the metallic alloys is proposed. The purpose of this model is to increase our basic knowledge of the physics of the solidification by incorporating atomic aspects of the phase change and, therefore, to predict the rnicrostructural features of the phase transformation based on the alloy parameters, such as the solute concentration and the process parameters, such as the cooling rate and surface roughness. The proposed multiscale strategy, is based on the parametric study of the solidification process at atomistic (nano), microscopic (rneso) and macroscopic levels. Once the major parameters, influencing the process at each scale, are identified, the three different levels are linked via the creation of relevant databases and the passage of information from one scale to another is implemented by using these databases. The multiscale model utilises the Molecular Dynamics (MD) methods at the atomic level, the Cellular Automaton (CA) method at the microscale and the Finite Volume (FV) models at the macroscale. The combination of these methods allowed us to study the phase transition beginning from the atomic clusterisation, progressing to the microstructure formation and culminating in the bulk formation at the macro level.
Supervisor: Rafii-Tabar, H. Sponsor: University of Greenwich
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: QA Mathematics