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Mote3D: an open-source toolbox for modelling periodic random particulate microstructures

Richter, Henning (2017) Mote3D: an open-source toolbox for modelling periodic random particulate microstructures. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 25 (3), 035011-035026. Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1361-651X/aa629a. ISSN 0965-0393.

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Official URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-651X/aa629a


The implementation of a comprehensive toolbox for generating microstructure models of periodic random particulate materials is outlined. The toolbox provides the functionality to create random configurations of overlapping or non-overlapping spherical particles with user-defined minimum inter-particle centre-to-centre distance and periodic boundary and export these random particle configurations for use in numerical simulations, either as lists of particle centre coordinates and radii or as Python-based scripts for generating solid geometric models or periodic hexahedral meshes ('voxel meshes'). The random particle configurations can be used as microstructure models to investigate or predict the microstructure-property relation of various engineering materials such as particle-reinforced composites, structural alloys, (partially-)sintered ceramics, powders, porous media or granular matter, as demonstrated by several examples. The outlined toolbox is open-source, giving users the possibility to modify and adapt the code to suit specific needs. The toolbox is available at: https://github.com/Mote3D

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111667/
Document Type:Article
Title:Mote3D: an open-source toolbox for modelling periodic random particulate microstructures
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Richter, HenningUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5230-6293UNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:035011-035026
Publisher:Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing
Keywords:RVE, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, ICME, Finite-Element-Method, numerical homogenization, particulate microstructure, random packing, periodic boundary, open source
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - no assignment
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Research > Experimental and Numerical Methods
Deposited By: Richter, Henning
Deposited On:16 May 2017 10:53
Last Modified:31 Oct 2023 07:19

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