Computer Simulation of Sintering Processes
A numerical procedure is described for simulating sintering of model systems. Based on earlier work by Nichols for surface diffusion transport, simultaneously acting mechanisms (surface and grainboundary diffusion) are treated without simplifying assumptions concerning the neck geometry developed during sintering. The method is independent of the physical constants specific for the sintering material and normalised with respect to size which makes it rather general. Some results are given for cylinder models including asymmetric arrays. It is thought that the results obtained by this computer simulation greatly enhance our understanding of sintering processes.
KeywordsSinter Process Acta Metall Boundary Diffusion Interval Width Material Transport
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