Title of the course

MM 640 - Modelling of Microstructural evalution



Credit structure

L          T          P          C

2           2          0           6



Pre-requisite, if any




Course content

Numerical preliminaries: spectral and finite difference techniques, Fast Fourier Transforms, phase field, Monte Carlo and level set methods, Materials preliminaries: Thermodynamics of phase separation, nucleation and spinodal mechanisms of phase separation, continuum equations of diffusion Case studies: phase field models and their implementation for spinodal decomposition, solidification, and precipitate growth kinetics, Monte Carlo/Potts models and their implementation for grain growth




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Instructor(s) name

Prof. M.P.Gururajan