Finite element modeling of nucleation energetics

B. Moran*, Y. A. Chu

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Preliminary results on the application of the finite element method to the determination of nucleation energetics in solid-solid phase transformations are presented. A Landau-Ginzburg type potential is used to describe the material response. The underlying Landau potential is taken to be of the 2-3-4 type and the gradient energy contribution is taken to be quadratic. The problem of homogeneous coherent nucleation of a spherical particle in an infinite matrix as a function of both mechanical and chemical driving force is considered. The present nonlinear model exhibits many of the physical phenomena associated with spinodal decomposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Computational Methods for Material Modeling
EditorsDennis A. Siginer, William E. VanArsdale, Cengiz M. Altan, Andreas N. Alexandrou
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791812510
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1993Dec 3 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
ISSN (Print)0160-8835


OtherProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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