This report presents the modeling of pressure-assisted sintering within the framework of a multiscale approach. Three individual numerical methods have been collectively applied to predict the behavior of a sintering body at three different scales. The appropriate solutions to connect each model/scale have been proposed. Molecular dynamics have been employed to evaluate the grain boundary diffusion coefficient at the atomistic scale. The obtained results of diffusive parameters have been transferred to the micromechanical model of sintering. Here, the discrete element method was used to represent the sintered material properties at the microscopic scale. Micromechanical based results have been validated by own experimental data of material density evolution, indicating the required coincidence. The transfer from micro- to the macroscopic model has been realized by determining the macroscopic viscous moduli from discrete element simulations and subsequently applying them to the continuum model of sintering. The numerical results from finite element simulations at the macroscopic scale have been compared with discrete element ones.
Keywords: Sintering, Multiscale modeling,Discrete element method, Molecular dynamics, Finite element method,