Simulating dendritic growth with convection

J. C. Heinrich, D. R. Poirier, P. Zhao

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Abstract

Starting with the effect of forced flows on the morphologies of growing dendrites, previous work on simulating dendritic growth with convection is summarized. In our work a fixed mesh for the temperature and a conformable mesh for velocity and concentration in a binary alloy are used; this method captures the morphology and motion of the complex solid-liquid interface. Convection is driven by thermo-solutal buoyancy and solidification contraction. Examples include: the natural convection near a dendrite of a pure substance growing in its under-cooled liquid; the dendritic growths of a pure substance and an alloy in their undercooled liquids, in which the convection is driven by buoyancy and solidification contraction; and the effects of convection driven by thermosolutal buoyancy and solidification contraction during the directional solidification of an alloy. Solidification contraction dominates the convection pattern, when the concentration of the alloy-element is dilute.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Pages668-671
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2005Jun 17 2005

Publication series

Name3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics

Other

Other3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period6/14/056/17/05

Keywords

  • Binary alloys
  • Dendritic solidification
  • Interface tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computational Mathematics

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    Heinrich, J. C., Poirier, D. R., & Zhao, P. (2005). Simulating dendritic growth with convection. In 3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics (pp. 668-671). (3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics).