Mean field and full field modelling of microstructure evolution and  phase transformations during hot forming and cooling of low carbon steels

Danuta Szeliga1, Krzysztof Bzowski1, Łukasz Rauch1, Roman Kuziak2, Maciej Pietrzyk1

1AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland

2Łukasiewicz Research Network, Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy, ul. K. Miarki 12, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland



The paper describes a critical comparison of mean field and full field approaches to modelling hot deformation/controlled cooling sequences for steels. Classification of the models, based on the balance between predictive capabilities and computing costs, is presented. Mean field models, which describe microstructure evolution and phase transformations were connected with thermomechanical finite element program and applied to simulation of the hot strip rolling process and cooling of tubes after hot rolling. Full field model described in the paper is a connection of the finite element (FE) and level set (LSM) methods. These methods were used to simulate heating/cooling sequence in the continuous annealing line. A suggestion to use a stochastic model as a bridge between mean field and full field approaches is made.

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Szeliga, D., Bzowski, K., Rauch, L., Kuziak, R., & Pietrzyk, M. (2020). Mean field and full field modelling of microstructure evolution and phase transformations during hot forming and cooling of low carbon steels. Computer Methods in Materials Science, 20(3), 121-132.

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Mean field models, Full field models, Finite element method, Level set method


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