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A Multicomponent and Multiphase Model of Reactive Wetting



Walter Villanueva, William J. Boettinger, Geoffrey B. McFadden, James A. Warren


A diffuse-interface model of reactive wetting with intermetallic formation is presented. The model incorporates fluid flow, solute diffusion, and phase change that are based on the total molar Gibbs energy of a ternary system with four phases. Numerical simulations were performed successfully revealing the complex behavior of the reactive wetting process that include nucleation and growth of an intermetallic phase, and initial rapid spreading followed by a slow and progressive spreading. In addition, the nucleation and growth of the intermetallic phase is shown to be directly influenced by its kinetic coefficient or the interface energy associated with it.
Proceedings Title
7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, ICMF 2010
Conference Dates
May 30-June 4, 2010
Conference Location
Tampa, FL


diffuse interface, solute diffusion, intermetallic phase


Villanueva, W. , Boettinger, W. , McFadden, G. and Warren, J. (2010), A Multicomponent and Multiphase Model of Reactive Wetting, 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, ICMF 2010, Tampa, FL, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created June 4, 2010, Updated May 18, 2020