Application of phase-field modeling in solid-state phase transformation of steels

Shao jie Lv, Shui ze Wang, Gui lin Wu, Jun heng Gao, Xu sheng Yang, Hong hui Wu, Xin ping Mao

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Solid-state phase transformation is usually associated with excellent mechanical properties in steel materials. A deep understanding of the formation and evolution of phase structure is essential to tailor their service performance. As a powerful tool for capturing the evolution of complex microstructures, phase-field simulation quantitatively calculates the phase structures evolution without explicit assumptions about transient microstructures. With the development of advanced numerical technology and computing ability, phase-field methods have been successfully applied to solid-state phase transformation in steels and greatly support the research and development of advanced steel materials. The phase-field simulations of solid-phase transformation in steels were summarized, and the future development was proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-880
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Iron and Steel Research International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • Advanced steel material
  • Microstructure evolution
  • Phase-field model
  • Phase-field simulation
  • Solid-state phase transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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