The spraying of molten materials is a manufacturing process of growing importance in the vast field of metal powder production and other industries that employ spray forming, spray coating, and the spraying of non-metallic melts such as ceramic and organic chemicals. This unique book clearly and authoritatively unifies the science and application of melt atomization as well as other aspects of the field. Starting from the basic physics of cold liquid atomization, the book examines the applicability and scientific bases of the various atomizing processes and surveys the techniques used to characterize atomized powders. Applications of theory and advanced computational modeling techniques to melt spraying and particle solidification are detailed with reference to plant design and performance. The book also describes modern instrumentation for diagnosing spray structure as well as the applications of modelling and instrumentation in intelligent processing. Finally, the impact of process and plant selection, product mix, quality demands, and production volumes on production costs are treated in detail. This book will appeal to students, researchers, and professionals in powder metallurgy, materials science, and metallurgy.
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Andrew J. Yule, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.Review:
`...the first comprehensive treatment of this important industrial process with an approach which combines science and practice.'
Aluminium Today, February 1995
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