Science and Engineering of Casting Solidification

Authors: Stefanescu, Doru

  • Introduces students to new advances in phase field and molecular dynamics modeling and their applications for nucleation theory and grain growth
  • Contains numerous instructive modeling and calculation examples with over 300 illustrations and tables of extended data
  • Includes new chapters on semi-solid and metal matrix composites solidification
  • Synthesizes the information that can be used for engineering calculations pertinent to computational modeling of casting solidification
  • Explains elements of partial differential equations and numerical analysis required to obtain a working knowledge of computational solidification modeling
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About this Textbook

The 3rd edition of this popular textbook covers current topics in all areas of casting solidification.  Partial differential equations and numerical analysis are used extensively throughout the text, with numerous calculation examples, to help the reader in achieving a working knowledge of computational solidification modeling. The features of this new edition include: • new chapters on semi-solid  and metal matrix composites solidification • a significantly extended treatment of multiscale modeling of solidification and its applications to commercial alloys • a survey of new topics such as solidification of multicomponent alloys and molecular dynamic modeling • new theories, including a theory on oxide bi-films in the treatment of shrinkage problems • an in-depth treatment of the theoretical aspects of the solidification of the most important commercial alloys including steel, cast iron, aluminum-silicon eutectics, and superalloys • updated tables of material constants.

About the authors

Professor Doru Michael Stefanescu graduated with a Dipl. Eng. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania in 1965 and obtained a Ph.D. in Physical Metallurgy from the same institution in 1973.  In 1980 he served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and then joined the University of Alabama where he taught and did research until 2005 when he retired. He continued his scholarly activity as Ashland Designated Research Professor at the Ohio State University till 2010. Professor Stefanescu has conducted 39 Master of Science theses and 17 Philosophy Doctor dissertations. He has authored and co-authored 397 publications. He is a Doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1998), the University Transilvania, Brasov, Romania (2001) and Jonkoping University, Sweden (2012). He is a Honorary Professor, University Politehnica, Bucharest, Romania (2006)

Prof. Stefanescu’s research interests include experimental and numerical aspects of solidification processing, influence of low-gravity on solidification, processing of metal-matrix composites, processing of ceramic superconductors, manufacturing technologies and physical metallurgy of cast iron, steel and nonferrous alloys, and cast metals technology. He is recognized as a world expert in cast iron.

Dr. Stefanescu honors and awards include Fellow of the ASM International (1997), the Award for Scientific Merit of the American Foundry Society (2000), the Joseph Seaman Gold Medal of the American Foundry Society (2011), Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (2012), the John Campbell Medal from the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, United Kingdom (2012).

Dr. Stefanescu is currently Cudworth Professor of Engineering Emeritus, The University of Alabama, and Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University.

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Length-Scale in Solidification Analysis

    Stefanescu, Doru Michael

    Pages 1-5

  • Thermodynamic Concepts—Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium During Solidification

    Stefanescu, Doru Michael

    Pages 7-27

  • Nucleation and Growth Kinetics—Nanoscale Solidification

    Stefanescu, Doru Michael

    Pages 29-59

  • Fundamentals of Transport Phenomena as Applied to Solidification Processing

    Stefanescu, Doru Michael

    Pages 61-65

  • Diffusive Mass Transport at the Macroscale

    Stefanescu, Doru Michael

    Pages 67-88

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15693-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15692-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33063-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science and Engineering of Casting Solidification
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15693-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15693-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15692-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-33063-1
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVI, 556
Number of Illustrations and Tables
200 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
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