Video/animation icon  Modeling grain growth with soap bubbles

 
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Description: A box containing some soap solution is used to simulate a grain structure. Rigorous agitation will produce an initial structure of many small bubbles (grains), whose evolution can be recorded. The soap film that separates bubbles has a surface energy, and the area of this will tend to be minimised.
Keywords: grain structure • grain growth • soap
Categories: Science approaches
Science approaches > Strengthening mechanisms > Recovery, recrystallisation & grain growth
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 01 October 2007
Date added: 02 December 2009
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Resource ID: 2427