Hi. I'm now starting my PhD on a project on sintering of hard metal.
I'm doing a literature study, but I have failed to find any articles that uses FE analysis on the micro/mesoscale. All of them seems to handle this only with a homogenized model on the macroscale.
If I get to be picky, I would prefer something with hardmetal, but at this point, anything would be great.
I would also be very happy to find any suitable reading on FE-analysis on solid-liquid-pore mixtures.
The best place to start is Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereology.
Most active research in stereology is done in medical and biological community.
In engineering, in USA, Prof. Rhines and Prof. de Hoff, both of the University of Florida at Gainesville did a lot of pioneering work. The stereological researchers active in engineering in USA are mostly limited to the "progenies" of the Florida school. These include (and I quote off-hand): Prof. Arun Gokhale of GeogiaTech and Prof. Burton Patterson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (who was my guide at my first attempt at PhD).