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MSM 99
MSM 99
Technical Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Chapter 13: Metallization Modeling

3D Modeling of Metallic Grain Growth

Authors:D. George, N. Carlson, J.T. Gammel and A. Kuprat
Affilation:Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
Pages:463 - 466
Keywords:3-D modeling, finite elements, metallic grain growth
Abstract:This paper will describe simulating metallic grain growth using our Gradient Weighted Moving Finite Elements code, GRAIN3D. We also describe the set of mesh topology change operations developed to respond to changes in the physical topology such as the collapse of grains and to maintain uniform calculational mesh quality. Validation of the method is demonstrated by comparison to analytic calculations. We present results of multigrain simulations where grain boundaries evolve by mean curvature motion and include results which incorporate grain boundary orientation dependence.
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