Random Sets for Modelling of Microstructures: Some Examples

  1. Prof. Yves Bréchet
  1. J.M. Missiaen and
  2. J.M. Chaix

Published Online: 19 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527606157.ch10

Microstructures, Mechanical Properties and Processes - Computer Simulation and Modelling, Volume 3

Microstructures, Mechanical Properties and Processes - Computer Simulation and Modelling, Volume 3

How to Cite

Missiaen, J.M. and Chaix, J.M. (2000) Random Sets for Modelling of Microstructures: Some Examples, in Microstructures, Mechanical Properties and Processes - Computer Simulation and Modelling, Volume 3 (ed Y. Bréchet), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606157.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Institut Nat. Polytechnique de Grenoble, L.T.P.-C.M. ENSEEG, BP75, Domaine Universitaires, 38402 Saint Martin D'Hères Cedex, France; Tel.: 0033–76–82 6610; Fax: 0033–76–82 6644

Author Information

  1. INPG, Grenoble, Laboratoire de Thermodynamique et de Physico-Chimie Métallurgiques, UMR 5614 CNRS-INPG/UJF, F-38402 Saint-Martin D'Heres Cedex, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301225

Online ISBN: 9783527606153

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Keywords:

  • microstructures;
  • computer simulation;
  • random sets

Summary

Random sets are useful tools for modelling the microstructure of a large variety of materials. Two applications are proposed for illustration. The first one deals with grain coarsening in WC-Co materials. The WC phase is modelled by a random set of triangular prisms, with a log-normal size distribution, and the evolution of the grain size distribution is analysed. The second example is the analysis of the porosity dispersion in sintered TiB2-Fe composites. A multiscale structuring is evidenced, possibly resulting from agglomeration during the material processing.