Written by leading experts in their respective fields, Solidification and Casting provides a comprehensive review of topics fundamental to metallurgy and materials science as well as indicates recent trends.
From an industrial perspective, the book begins with chapters on the casting techniques most commonly used in industry today. It then describes the underlying science fundamental to solidification mechanisms, including fluid flow, the effects of cooling rates, modern simulation, and modelling methods in use and their application in various casting scenarios. Next, the authors consider the microstructure of cast materials and their defects, and explore how different casting processes can control these parameters. The book concludes with the most recent developments in the field and discusses new processes and materials, such as novel alloys and composites, metallic glasses, ceramics, and superconducting oxides.
INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE Direct chillcasting of aluminium alloys Continuous casting of aluminium alloys Continuous casting of steels Castings in the automotive industry Cast aluminium-silicon piston alloys MODELLING AND SIMULATION Modelling direct chill casting Mold filling simulation of die casting The ten casting rules Grain selection in single crystal superalloy castings Defects in aluminium shape casting Pattern formation during solidification Peritectic solidification STRUCTURE AND DEFECTS Hetergeneous nucleation in aluminium alloys Control of grain size in solidification Step casting Intermetallic selection during solidification of aluminium alloys Cooling rate and the structure of commercial aluminium alloys Solidification structure control by magnetic fields Direct observation of solidification and solid phase transformations Interfacial energy and solidification structures in aluminium-silicon alloys NEW MATERIALS AND PROCESSES Rheocasting of TiAl alloys and composites Solidification of metallic glasses New euctectic ceramics Rapid solidification of oxides Peritectic solidification of superconducting oxides