Phase field modeling for the morphological and microstructural evolution of metallic materials under environmental attack

Talha Qasim Ansari, Haitao Huang, San Qiang Shi

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The complex degradation of metallic materials in aggressive environments can result in morphological and microstructural changes. The phase-field (PF) method is an effective computational approach to understanding and predicting the morphology, phase change and/or transformation of materials. PF models are based on conserved and non-conserved field variables that represent each phase as a function of space and time coupled with time-dependent equations that describe the mechanisms. This report summarizes progress in the PF modeling of degradation of metallic materials in aqueous corrosion, hydrogen-assisted cracking, high-temperature metal oxidation in the gas phase and porous structure evolution with insights to future applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number143
Journalnpj Computational Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications

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