Wheeler, A.A., Ahmad, N.A., Boettinger, W.J., Braun, R.J., McFadden, G.B. and Murray, B.T.
Recent developments in phase-field models of solidification
Advances in Space Research, 16, (7), . (doi:10.1016/0273-1177(95)00153-6).
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In this paper we review the current state-of-the-art in the modeling of solidification by phase-field models. We briefly review the phase-field formulation of the solidification of a pure material and discuss how important physical effects, such as surface energy anisotropy, may be included. We go on to discuss numerical solutions of the phase-field equations, with particular reference to the computation of dendrites. Finally, we describe recent successful attempts to extend the phase-field methodology to alloys.
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