'Solidification and Casting' provides a comprehensive overview of a topic fundamental to the majority of metallurgy and materials science courses. It describes the underlying science fundamental to solidification mechanisms, including fluid flow and the effects of cooling rates, the modern simulation and modelling methods in use and their application in various casting scenarios. It considers the microstructure of cast materials and their defects, and describes how different casting processes can control these parameters. One section is devoted to casting from an industrial perspective, and includes chapters on the casting techniques most commonly used in industry today. Finally, the book considers the most recent developments in the field and describes new processes and materials, such as novel alloys and composites, metallic glasses, ceramics and superconducting oxides. Resulting from the second Oxford-Kobe Materials Seminar, held at the Kobe Institute, 21-24 September 1999, 'Solidification and Casting' contains contributions from leading experts in their respective fields, who have provided comprehensive reviews of specific topics and indicated trends over the coming 5-10 years. It will be an essential resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students and practising researchers alike.