Science and Engineering of Casting Solidification, Second Edition [electronic resource] / by Doru Michael Stefanescu.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2009Description: XX, 380p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387746128Subject(s): Engineering | Hydraulic engineering | Engineering design | Machinery | Materials | Engineering | Manufacturing, Machines, Tools | Engineering Design | Engineering Fluid Dynamics | Metallic Materials | Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass TransferAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleOnline resources: Click here to access online
Length-scale in solidification analysis -- Equilibrium and non-equilibrium during solidification -- Macro-scale phenomena - general equations -- Macro-mass transport -- Macro-energy transport -- Numerical Macro-modeling of solidification -- Micro-scale phenomena and interface dynamics -- Cellular and dendritic growth -- Eutectic solidification -- Peritectic solidification -- Monotectic solidification -- Microstructures obtained through rapid solidification -- Solidification in the presence of a third phase -- Numerical micro-modeling of solidification -- Atomic scale phenomena - Nucelation and growth.
Science and Engineering of Casting Solidification, Second Edition covers the essentials of solidification science of metals and alloys at macro- and micro-length scales at cooling rates specific to commercial castings and rapid solidification processing. The mathematical fundamentals necessary to build a working knowledge in the field, specifically partial differential equations and numerical analysis, are introduced. Each topic begins with the description of the underlying physics, followed by the mathematics required to build analytical and numerical models. Wherever possible, a detailed description of the architecture of the numerical model is provided, followed by examples of models built on the Excel spreadsheet. Features of this new edition include: Expanded sections on peritectic solidification and shrinkage porosity mechanisms and modeling, A new chapter addressing rapid solidification and bulk metallic glasses, Additional solved problems, Revised and simplified derivations of several models. Science and Engineering of Casting Solidification, Second Edition will prove useful to senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to industrial researchers that work in the field of solidification in general and casting modeling in particular. The detailed coverage of casting defects will also make it useful to industrial practitioners of metal casting. Additional course materials are available upon faculty request.