Towards a phase field model of the microstructural evolution of duplex steel with experimental verification

Stefan Othmar Poulsen, P.W. Voorhees, Erik Mejdal Lauridsen

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A phase field model to study the microstructural evolution of a polycrystalline dual-phase material with conserved phase fraction has been implemented, and 2D simulations have been performed. For 2D simulations, the model predicts the cubic growth well-known for diffusion-controlled systems. Some interphase boundaries are found to show a persistent non-constant curvature, which seems to be a feature of multi-phase materials. Finally, it is briefly outlined how this model is to be applied to investigate microstructural evolution in duplex steel. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Pages (from-to)635-642
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event4th International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20109 Jul 2010


Conference4th International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Computer simulation
  • Grain growth
  • Mathematical models
  • Phase interfaces
  • Recrystallization (metallurgy)
  • Microstructural evolution

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