A direct method of solidification for the enhancement of mushy zone network models

WO Dijkstra, C Vuik, L Katgerman

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Network models allow to study fluid flow around numerous grains during solidification. It appears that the predicted behavior of a network model depends heavily on the rate of solidification estimated for each individual channel. Therefore, a suitable 1D solidification model is investigated with direct methods. The model includes heat, solute and mass conservation as well as the Wilson¿Frenkel formula. An accurate but CPU-time consuming method is presented. Keywords: Network modeling; Simulation; Solidification
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructures and Processing
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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