Structure formation in powder systems with capillary spreading

Research paper by V. N. Antsiferov, S. A. Mazein

Indexed on: 01 Sep '96Published on: 01 Sep '96Published in: Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics


Structure formation in a powder mixture with capillary spreading of one of its components is considered. The preading processes are described by a diffusion-type equation derived and homogenization equations, with fractal representations employed to characterize the spatial structures of a melt in a powder medium. Experimental studies with a model system show satisfactory agreement between the model and experimental data.