Theory of Solidification


Theory of Solidification

The processes of freezing and melting were present at the beginnings of the Earth and continue to dominate the natural and industrial worlds. The solidification of a liquid or the melting of a solid involves a complex interplay of many physical effects. This book systematically presents the field of continuum solidification theory based on instability phenomena. An understanding of the physics is developed by using examples of increasing complexity with the object of creating a deep physical insight applicable to more complex problems. Applied mathematicians, engineers, physicists, and materials scientists will all find this volume of interest.


 Reviews:

"This book gives an excellent overview of the main areas of solidification theory, with emphases that reflect the interests and background of the author." SIAM

"Every scientist dealing with solidification should read this monograph, because he will certainly find the specialized results he is looking for and he will also get a large overview on the subject. This book tells us how the field has evolved during the past few years and it should be warmly recommended to the numerical community for testing their results." Mathematical Reviews

'This book gives an excellent overview of the main areas of solidification theory, with emphases that reflect the interests and background of the author. For a reader with an applied math background and a strong interest in weakly nonlinear techniques, it is a good way into the field without getting lost in materials science arcana.' SIAM Review

'The monograph is highly recommended to all applied mathematicians, engineers, and physicists working in the field of phase transformations.' ZAMM

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