Since the 4th 1998 edition, there have been numerous crucial advances to the modelling and the basic understanding of solidification phenomena, and with its linking to experimental results. These topics have been incorporated into this 5th Fully Revised Edition, as well as a new final chapter on microstructure selection which explains how to combine the concepts of the preceding chapters for modelling real microstructures, in complex processes such as additive manufacturing.
With its numerous new topics – also borne out by the new authorship – students and teachers, scientists and engineers will greatly benefit from this new book. The topics are presented in the same praised manner as in previous editions, readable at three levels:- an initial feel for the subject is obtained by consulting the figures and their detailed captions;- a deeper understanding of the underlying physics is found by working through the main text;- 15 appendices offer a detailed analysis of the various theories, by providing detailed derivations of the relevant equations.Particularly Novel: the final chapter 8 on microstructure-selection explains how to combine the concepts of the preceding chapters to model the real microstructures formed during complex processes such as additive manufacturing, and the new detailed phase-field appendix which opens the door to the accurate computer-modelling of growth-forms.This new 5th edition is of high interest to undergraduate and graduate levels and professionals. For orders you are welcome to download the Order Form.