2nd Edition - Revised & Expanded


From Jonathan A. Dantzig and Michel Rappaz


EPFL Press - Collection: Materials - 2th edition - 2016-11-16

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    Solidification is one of the oldest processes for producing complex shapes for applications ranging from art to industry, and it remains as one of the most important commercial processes for many materials. Since the 1980s, numerous fundamental developments in the understanding of solidification processes and microstructure formation have come from both analytical theories and the application of computational techniques using commonly available powerful computers. This book integrates these new developments in a comprehensive volume that also presents and places them in the context of more classical theories. The three-part text is aimed at graduate and professional engineers. The first part, Fundamentals and Macroscale Phenomena, presents the thermodynamics of solutions and then builds on that subject to motivate and describe equilibrium phase diagrams. Transport phenomena are discussed next, focusing on the issues of most importance to liquid-solid phase transformations, then moving on to describing in detail both analytical and numerical approaches to solving such problems. The second part, Microstructure, employs these fundamental concepts for the treatment of nucleation, dendritic growth, microsegregation, eutectic and peritectic solidification, and microstructure competition. This part concludes with a chapter describing the coupling of macro- and microscopic phenomena in microstructure development. The third and final part describes various types of Defects that may occur, with emphasis on, porosity, hot tearing and macrosegregation, presented using the modeling tools and microstructure descriptions developed earlier.


    • Preface
    • Nomenclature and dimensionless groups
    • Overview
    • Fundamentals and Macroscale Phenomena
    • Thermodynamics
    • Phase diagrams
    • Balance equations
    • Analytical solutions for solidification
    • Numerical methods for solidification
    • Microstructure
    • Nucleation
    • Dendritic growth
    • Eutectics, peritectics and microstructure selection
    • Microsegregation and homogenization
    • Macro- and microstructures
    • Defects
    • Porosity
    • Deformation during solidification and hot tearing
    • Macrosegregation
    • Index

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