Interactive Dynamics of Convection and Solidification / Edition 1

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The phase transformation from liquid to solid is often tightly coupled with convective transport in the melt. Such coupled processes are significant on a broad range of scales. Interactive Dynamics of Convection and Solidification gives the first overview of the field as a whole. Both theoretical and experimental studies provide a fundamental understanding of the physical mechanisms involved. On the microscale, there are discussions of morphological instabilities, their finite-amplitude evolutions, and the development of cells and dendrites. On the mesoscale, there are discussions of 'developed' cells and dendrites, and of mushy zones. On the macroscale, there are discussions of full 'systems' of solidifying/melting and convecting material. Here the influence of flow on crystal-growing processes, processing by beams, spin casting, macrosegregation in casting and geological systems, and energy conversion in engineering systems are all discussed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792319108
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/1/1992
  • Series: Nato Science Series E: (closed), #219
  • Edition description: 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents Preface. Morphological Stability and Convective Flow: Some Old and New Problems. Microscale Coupling of Solidification and Flow. Flow Interactions with Dendritic Mushy Zones. The Dynamics of Mushy Layers. Convective Aspects of Solidification Experiments under Low Gravity. Convective Effects on Solidification Grain Structure. Convection and Macrosegragation in Magma Chambers.
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