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Published December 2000 | public
Journal Article

Kinetics of phase boundaries with edges and junctions in a three-dimensional multi-phase body


The propagation of phase boundaries that intersect other phase boundaries at junctions and physical boundaries at edges in a three-dimensional multi-phase body is examined. The driving forces that govern the propagation of these phase boundaries, edges and junctions are calculated, and kinetic relations consistent with the second law of thermodynamics are proposed. This work extends the two-dimensional situation discussed previously (Simha, N.K., Bhattacharya, K., 1998. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 46, 2323–2359).

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© 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. Received 7 June 1999; received in revised form 21 December 1999. Part of this work was conducted while N.K.S. held a post-doctoral position at Caltech. We are grateful to J.K. Knowles and M.E. Gurtin for their suggestions and encouragement. This work was supported in part by grants from the NSF (CMS 9457573) and by the Summer Awards from the University of Miami.

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