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3D Reconstruction of Digital Microstructures

  • Stephen D. Sintay
  • Michael A. Groeber
  • Anthony D. Rollett
Chapter

The main motivation for this chapter is a decidedly practical one, in that many questions can be asked about the effect of microstructure on materials’ response. Often, the use of simple average quantities such as “grain size” is inadequate; instead one may need to consider the possibility that the full three-dimensional (3D) microstructure is important. Calculations by hand being self-evidently impracticable, computers must be used, and thus a digital microstructure is required in which all relevant microstructural features are fully described. We find sufficient complexity in materials with predominantly single-phase grain structures, perhaps containing dispersions of second phase particles. Other chapters, however, describe more complex microstructures based on, e.g., titanium alloys.

Keywords

Aspect Ratio Monte Carlo Cellular Automaton Grain Shape Shape Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen D. Sintay
    • 1
  • Michael A. Groeber
    • 2
  • Anthony D. Rollett
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Wright Patterson Air Force BaseWPAFBUSA

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