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A key aspect of solidification process modeling is the treatment of the interface between the solidifying casting and the mold in which it is contained. This article begins with information on casting-mold interface heat-transfer phenomena. It describes practical considerations and methods for incorporating interface heat-transfer coefficient into models and for quantifying the heat transfer coefficient experimentally. The article concludes with information on the selection of the heat transfer coefficient for a given casting configuration.

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P.A. Kobryn, Heat-Transfer Interface Effects for Solidification Processes, Fundamentals of Modeling for Metals Processing, Vol 22A, ASM Handbook, Edited By D.U. Furrer, S.L. Semiatin, ASM International, 2009, p 144–151,

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