FSI-ESLAcad. year: 2017/2018
Basic methods applied to the production of castings, manufacturing sand moulds and cores, moulding processes, binder systems in sand mixtures, basic principles of foundry alloys melting, sand and permanent mould casting, gravity and higher pressure
pouring, gating systems, basic principles of foundry alloys solidification and cooling,consequences of volume changes of foundry alloys and their removal by risering , fettling operations and finishing process, final casting quality inspection.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course provides students with basic knowledge of possibilities of using castings in different practical applications from their design and material point of view.
Basic principles of casting manufacture- knowledge obtained in 1st and 3rd year of the bachelorś study programme. Material science knowledge + appropriate parts of physics (liquid flow, thermomechanics, etc.)
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Kolektiv: Metals Handbook Volume 15 - Casting ,ASM,9th edition
John Campbell: Castings,Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd,1991
Kolektiv: Giesserei Lexikon ,Schone-Schiel,1991
Schleg,F.:"Technology of metalcasting",AFS,2003
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Attendance in lectures is recommended, attendance in exercises is obligatory.
Credit for exercises: semestr project - obligatory
Examination : written and oral exam.
Language of instruction
The aim of the course is for students to obtain a general overview of different technologies used for casting manufacture.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at lessons is obligatory. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with the lecturer.
Type of course unit
39 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1.Introduction- history of foundry engineering
2.Basic principles of casting technologies
3.Foundry moulds - clasification
4.Posibilities of moulds manufacture by 1st and 2nd
5.2nd and 3rd generation of foundry moulds
6.Preparation of molten metals
7.Pouring techniques and gating systems
8.Casting solidification and cooling
9.Volumetric changes during solidification of foundry alloys
10.Removal of hot spots in castings
12.Heat treatment of castings
13.Special foundry technologies
labs and studios
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1.-13. Practical laboratory excercises (demonstrations, calculations, excursions)
focused on the 13 topics given in the lectures.
eLearning: currently opened course