What can you do with SPPARKS?¶
This tutorial has a focus on grain growth type applications but spparks can do a lot more than that.
- Sintering in a nuclear fuel (Veena Tikare)
- Many more (see Pictures and Movies) on spparks website
- Model grain growth and evolution (this tutorial)
- Strength, toughness and crack growth resistance are intimately tied to microstructure
- Significant effort goes into control of microstructure
- Predictive tools such as SPPARKS have potential to enhance understanding of heat treatment processes and perhaps shorten development time of new processes