Microstructural coarsening kinetics for a mushy zone of a pure material

R. N. Hills, P. H. Roberts

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This paper employs a recent macroscopic theory of the authors [Int. J. Non-Linear Mech. 25, 319 (1990)] to discuss the phase coarsening, or Ostwald ripening, of a homogeneous mushy zone of a pure material (a) under adiabatic conditions and (b) when the system is isothermally held. The influence of the solid phase volume fraction on the coarsening kinetics is investigated. For the adiabatic evolution, comparison is made with the high precision thermal decay experiments of Glicksman et al. [Metall. Trans. A 23, 659 (1992)]. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003-1013
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1997


  • Coarsening
  • Mushy zone
  • Ostwald ripening


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