D. Zöllner1, E. Holm2, C.E. Krill3, L. Barrales Mora4
1Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg/DE, 2Sandia National Laboratories/US, 3Ulm University/DE, 4RWTH Aachen University/DE
Controlling the polycrystalline microstructure of solid materials through processing is crucial to improving their properties, such as strength, toughness and diffusivity. To this end, we need to be able to predict grain microstructures and their temporal evolution during recrystallization and grain growth. In the 1980s, researchers began to model these two phenomena using a variety of computer simulation methods, including
Initially, two-dimensional computer models were dominant, owing to the complexity and time-expense of carrying out simulations in three dimensions. However, recent advances in computational hardware and numerical algorithms have opened up new possibilities for the investigation of recrystallization and grain growth as these phenomena occur in real specimens: namely, in 3D!
The aim of this minisymposium is to provide a forum to scientists actively working in this field -- as well as to young researchers just starting out -- for discussing and debating recent progress and
limitations in the simulation of recrystallization and grain growth.