A novel mathematical model to simulate SHS processes is proposed. Based on the so-called enthalpy approach to properly account for phase transitions, the model describes microstructural evolution using suitable population balances. For the case of the synthesis of TiC from pure Ti and C, the model quantitatively interprets that reactants are heated up to the Ti melting point. Once Ti melting occurs, the melt is redistributed within the porous system, thus increasing the contact area between reactants and favoring graphite dissolution. TiC grains are then modelled as nucleating in the melt and then growing until the final microstructure is reached. Model reliability is tested by comparison with experimental data.

Advanced modeling of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis: the case of the Ti-C system

LOCCI, ANTONIO MARIO;CINCOTTI, ALBERTO;DELOGU, FRANCESCO;ORRU', ROBERTO;CAO, GIACOMO
2004

Abstract

A novel mathematical model to simulate SHS processes is proposed. Based on the so-called enthalpy approach to properly account for phase transitions, the model describes microstructural evolution using suitable population balances. For the case of the synthesis of TiC from pure Ti and C, the model quantitatively interprets that reactants are heated up to the Ti melting point. Once Ti melting occurs, the melt is redistributed within the porous system, thus increasing the contact area between reactants and favoring graphite dissolution. TiC grains are then modelled as nucleating in the melt and then growing until the final microstructure is reached. Model reliability is tested by comparison with experimental data.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11584/110114
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 12
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 13
social impact