Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Three Dimensional Simulation of Solutal Dendrite Growth Using Lattice Boltzmann and Cellular Automaton Methods

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 9-1-2012

Abstract

To simulate three dimensional (3D) solute-driven dendrite growth, a new numerical technique is introduced that combines the lattice Boltzmann (LB) and cellular automaton (CA) methods to calculate the transport phenomena and capture the solid/liquid interface, respectively. The effect of undercooling and degree of anisotropy on the kinetics of dendrite growth and the parallel performance of the model are studied. The present model can be used as a novel tool for simulating 3D dendrite growth with high computational efficiency and large-scale parallelization.

Publication Title

Journal of Crystal Growth

Volume

354

Issue

1

First Page

129

Last Page

134