Fundamentals of Solidification
Solidification phenomena play an important role in many of the processes used in fields ranging from production engineering to solid-state physics. The broad range of applications of solidification models - from the large tonnages of continuously cast products, through superalloy precision castings, to high-purity single crystals - means that a book such as the present one must cater for the requirements of a very wide range of readers.
This fourth edition is an updated version of the now classic bestseller. As one reviewer noted: The book is highly successful in presenting a unified picture of the majority of solidification phenomena which control the formation of microstructures. Many remarkably simple models have been developed to aid understanding of this often complex subject. After reading this book, the student will feel confident when delving further into solidification-related subjects, and even the experienced engineer will find thought-provoking points. A must for everyone working with solidification related topics.