A cellular automaton (CA) model is established to simulate dynamic recrystallization (DRX) in the β single-phase field of Ti6Al4V alloy, and the kinetics during DRX processing has been analyzed. The model employed considers the influences of dynamic recovery, nucleation rate, strain rate and dislocation density on DRX, and practical deformation parameters, such as temperature, strain and strain rate on DRX have been considered in the simulation. The simulated DRX grain size and DRX grain shape agree well with the experimental results, which shows the availability and feasibility of the cellular automaton method for the simulation of DRX. The result of kinetics analysis of DRX reveals that the Avrami exponent is variable ranging from 2.4 to 2.9, which increases with the increase of strain rate. © 2008 The Chinese Society for Metals.