1st Edition

Solidification and Casting:

ISBN 9780750308434
Published December 6, 2002 by CRC Press
442 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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 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

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

Rheocasting of TiAl alloys and composites
Solidification of metallic glasses
New euctectic ceramics
Rapid solidification of oxides
Peritectic solidification of superconducting oxides

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