Microstructural Features of Ternary Powder Compacts

Zhanibek Akhmetov, Aidana Boribayeva, Zhazira Berkinova, Assiya Yermukhambetova, Boris Golman
2019 Chemical Engineering Transactions  
In this study the microstructure features of ternary powder compacts of different size ratios and various volume fractions are investigated. Particle compacts are generated by particle growth model using a discrete element method approach. The particles of three different sizes are placed randomly without overlap in a 3D box at given volume fractions. Then, the particle sizes increase to reach the desired particle size. The microstructural properties of powder compacts are analysed using a
more » ... al Voronoi tessellation. The obtained results confirm that microstructural characteristics of powder compacts are influenced by size ratios and volume fractions of large, medium and small components of the ternary mixture.
doi:10.3303/cet1974065 doaj:525bc850f6b24e77bf4be494654a88d0 fatcat:qm7xbdsgdfa23a7g33vjmjcktu