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Solidification and Casting:

1st Edition

By Brian Cantor, K O'Reilly

CRC Press

428 pages

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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

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

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science