This book offers a unique methodology for integrated high-temperature process modelling, a valuable design aid for new metal processing technologies. The second edition of this book has been significantly expanded, and now contains a new algorithm including test results of 3D stereoscopic visualization, as well as new programming procedures for the modelling and validation of computer simulation with experimental results. It also presents a multiscale model of grain growth, a conceptual methodology for developing “high-temperature” CCT diagrams, and a wealth of examples validating the numerical simulations. Given their specific nature and complexity, issues regarding the physical and computer-based modelling of phenomena accompanying high-temperature processes are among the most difficult challenges in the area of metal processing.
The models are applied in comprehensive tests in order to solve problems related to the high-temperature deformation of steel. They combine physical tests using specialist laboratory instruments and advanced mathematical modelling: the Finite Element method (FE), Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method (SPH) and Monte Carlo method (MC). This approach, which successfully integrates the fields of physical and computer-based simulation, forms the basis for the concept of integrated high-temperature process modelling, presented in detail in this book.