By Doru Michael Stefanescu

Casting of metals advanced first as witchcraft, progressively turned an artwork, then expertise, and have become only in the near past a technological know-how. a number of the procedures utilized in a steel casting are nonetheless empirical in nature, yet many others are deeply rooted in arithmetic. In no matter what shape, casting of metals is an task basic within the very life of our international, as we all know it this present day.

Foundry reviews point out that solidification modeling is not just an economical funding but in addition an incredible technical asset. It is helping foundries circulation into markets with extra complicated and technically hard paintings. in spite of the fact that, to the easiest of the author's wisdom, there were no makes an attempt to synthesize the data that may be used for engineering calculations pertinent to computational modeling of casting solidification.

This e-book is predicated at the author's thirty years of expertise with instructing, study and the commercial perform of solidification technology as utilized to casting methods. it truly is an try and describe solidification concept during the advanced mathematical gear that comes with partial differential equations and numerical research, that are required for a primary remedy of the matter. the maths, although, is particular to the aspect necessary to reach a operating wisdom of the sector. this is often in response to the most target of the booklet, that is to teach the reader within the fast paced region of computational modeling of solidification of casting. For the sake of completeness, a different attempt has been made to introduce the reader to the newest advancements in solidification idea, whether the reader has no engineering functions at present.

The textual content is designed to be self-contained. The author's educating event demonstrates that a few of the scholars attracted to solidification technology usually are not totally trained in partial differential equations (PDE) and/or numerical research. for that reason, components of PDE and numerical research, required to acquire a operating wisdom of computational solidification modeling, were brought within the textual content whereas trying to steer clear of the interruption of the fluency of the topic. a number of modeling and calculation examples utilizing the Excel spreadsheet as an engineering software are supplied. The publication is addressed to graduate scholars and seniors in solidification technological know-how, in addition to to business researchers who paintings within the box of solidification more often than not and casting modeling particularly.

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