Advances in Materials Science and Engineering / 2016 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

The Effect of Natural Convection on Equiaxed Dendritic Growth: Quantitative Phase-Field Simulation and Comparison with Synchrotron X-Ray Radiography Monitoring Data

Figure 4

The growing dendrite leading to the increment of natural convection which in turn results in the asymmetry of the dendrite shape. (a) The variation of dendrite arm length ratio with time. (b) The relationship between the maximum flow strength and the dendrite arm length ratio.