Computer simulation of hydride precipitation in bi-crystalline zirconium

X. Q. Ma, S. Q. Shi, C. H. Woo, L. Q. Chen

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γ-hydride precipitation and growth in a zirconium bi-crystal were simulated using a phase field kinetic model. The temporal evolution of the spatially dependent field variables is determined by numerically solving the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equations for the structural variables and the Cahn-Hilliard diffusion equation for the concentration variable. The morphology evolution of γ-hydride with and without external load was simulated. It is demonstrated that nucleation density of the hydride at the grain boundary increases as compared to the bulk and favorable hydride precipitation at the grain boundary become weaker when an external load is applied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)AA4.14.1-AA4.14.5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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