Tip-splitting instability in directional solidification based on bias field method

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Original languageEnglish
Article number078107
Journal / PublicationChinese Physics B
Volume24
Issue number7
Online published18 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Tip splitting instability of cellular interface morphology in directional solidification is analyzed based on the bias field method proposed recently by Glicksman. The physical mechanism of tip instability is explained by analyzing the interface potential, the tangential energy flux, and the normal energy flux. A rigorous criterion for tip-splitting instability is established analytically, i.e., the ratio of the cellular tip radius to the cellular width α > √3/2/pπ≈ 0.3899, which is in good agreement with simulation results. This study also reveals that the cellular tip splitting instability is attributable to weak Gibbs-Thomson energy acting on the interface.

Research Area(s)

  • analytical method, directional solidification, morphological stability, tip-splitting

Citation Format(s)

Tip-splitting instability in directional solidification based on bias field method. / You, Jia-Xue; Wang, Zhi-Jun; Li, Jun-Jie et al.
In: Chinese Physics B, Vol. 24, No. 7, 078107, 07.2015.

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