Universal dynamics of phase-field models for dendritic growth Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We compare time-dependent solutions of different phase-field models for dendritic solidification in two dimensions, including a thermodynamically consistent model and several ad hoc models. The results are identical when the phase-field equations are operating in their appropriate sharp interface limit. The long time steady state results are all in agreement with solvability theory. No computational advantage accrues from using a thermodynamically consistent phase-field model.

publication date

  • March 1, 1999