The book contains the proceedings of the honorary symposium "Advances in the Science and Engineering of centrifugal casting machine Solidification" (TMS2015, Orlando, Florida, March 15-19, 2015) held in honor of Professor Doru Michael Stefanescu, Emeritus Professor, Ohio State University and the University of Alabama, USA. The book encompasses the following four areas:(1) Solidification processing : theoretical and experimental investigations of solidification processes including centrifugal casting machine solidification, directional solidification of alloys, electromagnetic stirring, ultrasonic cavitation, mechanical vibration, active cooling and heating, powder bed-electron beam melting additive manufacturing, etc. for processing of metals, polymers and composite materials;
(2) Microstructure Evolution : theoretical and experimental studies related to microstructure evolution of materials including prediction of solidification-related defects and particle pushing/engulfment aspects;
(3) Novel Casting and Molding Processes : modeling and experimental aspects including high pressure die casting, permanent casting, centrifugal casting, low pressure casting, 3D silica sand mold printing, etc.; and
(4) Cast Iron : all aspects related to cast iron characterization, computational and analytical modeling, and processing.