Sintering Analysis by Granular Modeling

Fujio Tsumori, Shigeyuki Tamura, Junji Kihara, Tatsuhiko Aizawa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


New sintering simulation model is proposed and developed by using the discrete granular elements to make quantitative description of neck growth in sintering. The Kuczynski bi-spherical neck growth model is extended into the time-evolution equations in the multi-granular system even with consideration of the particle size distribution. Through comparison with the experimental results for pure copper granulars, the validity and effectiveness of our developed model is verified. Furthermore, the present method can be easily coupled with the powder compaction analysis to describe difference of sinterability with change of initial structure of powder and to simulate the whole mechanical process from powder compaction to sintering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-506
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Discrete Granular Model
  • NeckGrowth
  • Simulation
  • Sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Sintering Analysis by Granular Modeling'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this