A dynamic model of ceramic particle-solidification front interaction

Ákos Borsik, Katalin K. Kelemen, George Kaptay

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In the present paper a dynamic model has been developed to calculate the critical front velocity of the pushing-engulfment transition (PET) during production of MMCs. The model is the extension of our recent steady state model [G.Kaptay: Metall.Mater.Trans.A., Vol. 32A (2001) p. 993]. It has been shown that there is no dynamic effect during PET. The theoretically determined critical front velocity for the Al/ZrO2 (R = 250 μm) system (0.67 μm/s), is within the experimentally determined interval of this value (being between 0.5 and 1.0 μm/s), found under microgravity conditions in [D.M.Stefanescu, F.R.Juretzko, B.K.Dhindaw, A.Catalina, S.Sen, P.A.Curreri, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, Vol. 29A (1998) p. 1697].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-376
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Feb 19 2003
Event3rd Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and Informatics - Balatonfured, Hungary
Duration: Oct 14 2001Oct 17 2001



  • Critical front velocity
  • Dynamic model
  • Engulfment
  • Metal Matrix Composites (MMC-s)
  • Pushing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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