Online ISSN : 1347-5320
Print ISSN : 1345-9678
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Prediction of Microstructural Evolution during Grain Growth of a Pure Aluminum by means of Monte Carlo Simulation
Masakazu KobayashiYoshimasa TakayamaHajime Kato
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2001 Volume 42 Issue 11 Pages 2307-2315


The modified Monte Carlo simulation of grain growth has been performed in the model applying actual orientation data by SEM/EBSP analysis in a pure aluminum to an initial microstructure. Changes in microstructural features and textures have been compared between experimental and simulated results. The SEM/EBSP analysis reveals that the pure aluminum has a residual rolling texture after annealing. The texture becomes sharper as the annealing time increases. The simulations are carried out under various conditions of grain-boundary energy and mobility. Microstructural and textural developments in the simulation taking the dependence of grain-boundary energy on misorientation into consideration were in good agreement with those in the experiment. The present model is expected to make it possible to predict the microstructural evolutions precisely.

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