Phase-Field Methods in Materials Science and Engineering

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Wiley, Sep 23, 2010 - Computers - 272 pages
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This comprehensive and self-contained, one-stop source discusses phase-field methodology in a fundamental way, explaining complex mathematical and numerical techniques for solving phase-field and related continuum-field models. It also presents techniques used to model various phenomena in a detailed, step-by-step way, such that readers can carry out their own code developments.

Features many examples of how the methods explained can be used in materials science and engineering applications.

From the contents:

  • Phase Transfomraiton in Materials Science
  • Elastic and Plastic Effects in Phase Transformations
  • Modeling Atomic Scale Systems Using the Phase-Field Method
  • Numerical Solution Methods for Simulating Phase-Field Models

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Nikolas Provatas is an Associate Professor of Materials Science andEngineering and a member of the Brockhouse Institute for MaterialsResearch at McMaster University. He received his Ph.D. in Physicsfrom McGill University. His research in solidification modeling,microstructure formation, reaction-diffusion kinetics and paperphysics has been published in numerous high impact scientificjournals. He has worked at several prestigious institutionsincluding the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, theUniversity of Helsinki and the Pulp and Paper Research Institute ofCanada. His research has also included close collaboration withindustry to develop new modeling paradigms for predictive modelingof microstructure-property relationships in materialsmanufacturing.

Ken Elder is an Associate Professor of Physics at OaklandUniversity. Having obtained his Ph.D. from the University ofToronto, he then worked at McGill University, Lehigh University andthe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before taking up hispresent appointment at Oakland University. Dr. Elder has publishedover 50 scientific articles; his research in condensed matterphysics is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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