Phase field simulation of grain growth in three dimensional system containing finely dispersed second-phase particles

Yoshihiro Suwa, Yoshiyuki Saito, Hidehiro Onodera

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Phase field simulations of grain growth in three-dimensional polycrystalline systems containing finely dispersed second-phase particles were executed. Simulations were performed with various volume fractions of the second-phase particles. The fraction of particles located at grain boundaries were evaluated. The limiting grain size 〈Rlim〉 is predicted by 〈Rlim〉 = 1.42r/f0.870, with r the radius and f the volume fraction of the particles. The simulation results are compared with Zener type relations and previous simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug



  • Computer simulation
  • Microstructure
  • Phase field models
  • Polycrystalline grain growth
  • Zener pinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Metals and Alloys

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