Analysis of monotectic growth: Infinite diffusion in the L2 phase

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  • The Jackson-Hunt model of eutectic solidification is applied to monotectic solidification in which a liquid (L1) transforms into rods of a different liquid (L2) in a solid matrix. Limiting cases of no diffusion and infinite diffusion (complete mixing) in the L2 phase are considered. An adaptive refinement and multigrid algorithm (MGGHAT) is used to obtain numerical solutions for the concentration field in the L1 phase; this allows consideration of a general phase diagram. Density differences between the three phases, which cause fluid flow, are treated approximately. Specific calculations are carried out for aluminum-indium alloys. Infinite diffusion in the L2 phase has only a small effect on the relationship between interface undercooling and rod spacing.
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  • Coriell SR; Mitchell WF; Murray BT; Andrews JB; Arikawa Y
  • Start Page

  • 647
  • End Page

  • 657
  • Volume

  • 179
  • Issue

  • 3-4