J. Phys. IV France
Volume 120, December 2004
Page(s) 217 - 223

J. Phys. IV France 120 (2004) 217-223

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004120025

Monte Carlo modelling of recrystallization in metals

J. Tarasiuk1, Ph. Gerber2, 3 and B. Bacroix2

1  Wydzial Fizyki i Techniki Jadrowej, Akademia Górniczo-Hutniczaal. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
2  LPMTM, Université Paris Nord, Av. J.B. Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France
3  LLB, CEA / Saclay Bâtiment 563, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France

A Monte Carlo (MC) procedure was applied to study static recrystallization processes. The initial microstructure, stored energy and orientation within each grain were taken from EBSD measurements. Site orientations used in the model may change continuously in Euler space. Several types of site saturated nucleation were implemented in the model. A standard MC algorithm was used and tested in several ways. The grain size distribution and final recrystallization texture obtained from the model were compared with experimental ones. The agreement between both sets of data is satisfactory. As some minor experimental effects are not observed in the model, some improvements are finally proposed.

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