Speeding up of microstructure reconstruction: II. Application to patterns of poly-dispersed islands


We report a fast, efficient and credible statistical reconstruction of any two-phase patterns of islands of miscellaneous shapes and poly-dispersed in sizes. In the proposed multi-scale approach called a weighted doubly-hybrid, two different pairs of hybrid descriptors are used. As the first pair, we employ entropic quantifiers, while correlation functions are the second pair. Their competition allows considering a wider spectrum of morphological features. Instead of a standard random initial configuration, a synthetic one with the same number of islands as that of the target is created by a cellular automaton. This is the key point for speeding-up of microstructure reconstruction, making use of the simulated annealing technique. The program procedure allows requiring the same values for the reconstructed and target interface. The reconstruction terminates when three conditions related to the accuracy, interface and number of islands are fulfilled. We verify the approach on digitized images of a thin metallic film and a concrete sample cross-section. For a given accuracy, our method significantly reduces the number of accepted Monte Carlo steps when compared to the standard approach. At the same time, it provides credible shapes and similar areas of islands, keeping their number and the total interface of the target. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first attempt to obtain such an outcome. The cost-effective reconstructions suggest that the present technique could also be used for patterns of islands with strongly jagged border lines.Comment: text clarified, 8 figures, to be published in Comput. Mater. Sc

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