uMatICThe microstructural modelling of materials (uMatIC) computer program has been developed at Imperial College London to simulate the solidification process of alloys. The uMatIC code includes an extension of the cellular automata technique to include solute diffusion through combination with a finite difference solver, larger-scale simulation results by coupling to external simulation programs, and soon will include microscale fluid flow and heat transfer in the public version. This 3-dimensional uMatIC code is able to predict microstructural features of the solidification including dendritic morphology, spacing, grain structure, concentration profile, pores, casting defects, etc.
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