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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.Read more
- Authoritative account of solidification processes
- Includes many references
- Applicable to a wide audience
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"This book gives an excellent overview of the main areas of solidification theory, with emphases that reflect the interests and background of the author." SIAMSee more reviews
"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
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- Date Published: October 2001
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521650809
- length: 400 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.7kg
- contains: 274 b/w illus. 4 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Pure substances
3. Binary substances
4. Nonlinear theory for directional solidification
9. Microscale fluid flow
10. Mesoscale fluid flow
11. Phase-field models.
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