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dc.contributor.advisorMcNelley, Terry R.
dc.contributor.authorManfredi, Mark S.
dc.dateSeptember 1992
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:13:52Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:13:52Z
dc.date.issued1992-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23588
dc.description.abstractMechanical properties of two phase materials, such as strength, ductility and toughness, depend on the size and distribution of the second phase. However, no methods are presently available to accurately quantify the homogeneity of the distribution of the second phase. Random and non-random second phase particle distribution have been simulated by computer and analyzed for various area fractions. Distribution of particles with a lognormal size distribution have been analyzed as well. Statistically sufficient number of particles for use in the model was determined and used for all simulations. Average first nearer neighbor spacing values for dilute arrays of particles approach those of Poisson distributions of infinitesimal points. As the particle density increases, the average spacing values approach those of hexagonal arrays. For low area fractions there is little distinction between random and non-random distributions, both from statistical and visual perspectives. For higher area fractions there is a discernible difference between the statistical data for random and non-random distributions, but the visual differences are more obvious. These observation hold for both constant size particles and particle with a lognormal size distribution.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/computersimulati1094523588
dc.format.extent110 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleComputer simulation of random and non-random second-phase particle distributions for both constant and varying particle sizeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.subject.authorParticle distributionen_US
dc.subject.authorNon-random distributionen_US
dc.subject.authorLognormal size distributionen_US
dc.subject.authorRandom distributionen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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