Inhibition of grain growth by particle distribution: effect of spatial heterogeneities and of particle strength dispersion

D. Weygand, Y. Bréchet, J. Lépinoux

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The effect of particle strength distribution and particle clustering on particle inhibited grain growth in two dimensions is examined by a vertex dynamics simulation. The limiting grain size resulting from a dual population can be estimated from the limiting grain size, which would result from each population taken separately. For a given particle density, the pinning efficiency is lower for a banded structure and even lower for a clustered structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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