The development of the topological model of sintering is reviewed. It is pointed out that the decay of the topological network of channels and junction pores (i.e., sintering) is directly comparable to other network decay processes, such as that of grain growth in a polycrystalline aggregate, wherein surface tension both drives and directs the geometric changes that occur. Through this analogy some unfamiliar, though important, features of sintering have been deduced.
KeywordsPorosity Foam Expense Topo
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.F.N. Rhines, A New Viewpoint on Sintering, Trans MPA (1058):91–101 Plansee 3rd (1958).Google Scholar
- 2.G.J. Kuczynski, Self Diffusion in Sintering of Metallic Particles, Jnl. of Metals 1(2) (III): 169 – 178 (1949).Google Scholar
- R.J. Duffin, R.A. Meussner and F.N. Rhines, Statistics of Particle Measurement and of Particle Growth, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Technical Report No. 32, CIT-AF8A-TR32 (April 1, 1953 ).Google Scholar
- 4.C.A. Saltykov, Stereometric Metallography, Moscow (1958).Google Scholar
- 5.R.T. DeHoff and F.N. Rhines, Quantitative Microscopy, McGraw Hill, New York (1968) 316.Google Scholar
- 6.R.T. DeHoff, R.A. Rummel, H.P. LaBuff and F.N. Rhines, The Relationship Between Surface Area and Density in the Second Stage of Sintering, Modern Developments in Powder Metallurgy, Vol. 1, Fundamentals and Methods, Plenum Press, New York (1966) 301 – 331.Google Scholar
- 7.R.T. DeHoff and E.H. Aigeltinger, Quantitative Determination of Topological and Metric Properties During Sintering of Copper, Met. Trans. 6A: 1853 – 1862 (1975).Google Scholar
- 9.F.N. Rhines, R.T. DeHoff and S.S. Chang, Progress Report to INCRA (1978–1981).Google Scholar