Computer simulation for sintering under the presence of liquid phase by Monte Carlo method

Shuji Matsumoto, Hideaki Matsubara, Masayoshi Shimizu, Hiroshi Nomura

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The simulation for liquid phase sintering has been newly developed by Monte Carlo method. The basic three mechanisms in liquid phase sintering, namely (1) liquid wetting on solid surface, (2) rearrangement of solid particle by capillary force of liquid, (3) growth of solid particles by solution-reprecipitation through liquid phase (Ostwald ripening), have been introduced in the simulation. The liquid wetting on a solid plane or solid particle surface progressed more easily as decreasing the energy between solid and liquid (YSL). The introduction of rearrangement into the simulation brought the result that relative density increased with decreasing YSL and pores remained. The introduction of Ostwald ripening in addition to liquid wetting and rearrangement produced the result that relative density increased on the whole and the effect of YSL became clear. The simulation including Ostwald ripening was able to demonstrate clearly and continuously the influence of YSL on growth and contiguity of solid particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1653-1659
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Computer simulation
  • Liquid phase sintering
  • Monte Carlo
  • Ostwald ripening
  • Potts model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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