Technology (Metallurgy, Welding, Casting)
FSI-WTCAcad. year: 2018/2019
Metallurgy of the iron alloys. The foundation technical information about production of iron from ores in the coke blast furnaces. The Simultaneous production of steel in the oxygen converter and in electrical arc and induction furnaces. The main technologies used in a steel production. The continuous casting and ingot casting. The technology of gray cast iron and ductile cast iron. The furnaces used to the steel and cast iron production. Metallurgy of the non-iron metals and alloys. The trends of development. The foundry technologies. The mould and moulding materials, the preparing of moulds, the pouring and casting processes, crystallization, solidification of alloys. The casting from iron and non-iron materials. The heat treatment of these casting. Welding and weldability of materials. The welding technologies, manual welding and automatic welding, arc welding and additional materials. The welding of iron metals and non-iron metals and alloys. The reclamation welding. The defects in metallurgical, foundries and welding processes.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course gives the possibility to obtain the knowledge about the following technologies: metallurgy, foundry and welding of iron and non-iron materials. In each of these technologies is the attention devoted to the kind of raw materials, semi-product, melting furnaces, machinery, quality and control of processes and also to the final product. The graduate obtains the possibility of an orientation in the present (contemporary) production technologies of metals.
Universal knowledge and foundation knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry from secondary school
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
LEVÍČEK, P. – STRÁNSKÝ, K. Metalurgické vady ocelových odlitků. SNTL, Praha 1984.
TURKDOGAN, R. T. ,Fundamentals of Steelmaking.The Institute of Materials, London 1996.
FLEMINGS, M.C.,Solidification Procesing. McGraw - Hill Book Company.
RUSÍN, K. Teorie slévárenských procesů. SNTL, Praha 1990.
PILOUS, V. – STRÁNSKÝ, K. Structural Stability of Deposits and Welded Joints in Power Engeneering. Gambridge International Science Publishing, Gambridge 1998.
HRIVŇÁK, I. Teória zvárania kovových materiálov. Veda, Bratislava 1989.
CAMPBELL, J.: „CastingsPractice“, Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, 2004 (EN)
SCHLEG,F.:"Technology of metalcasting",AFS, 2003 (EN)
BEELEY,P.:"Foundry Technology", Oxford,2001 (EN)
BEELEY,P.-SMART,R.:"Investment casting",Cambridge,1995 (EN)
KOUKAL, Jaroslav a kolektiv autorů. Materiály a jejich svařitelnost: učební texty pro kurzy svářečských inženýrů a technologů. 2. upr. vyd. Ostrava: ZEROSS, 2001. ISBN 80-85771-85-3. (CS)
ASM Handbook Welding, brazing, and soldering Volume 6. 10th editon. Materials Park, Ohio: ASM International, 2016. ISBN 978-0871703828. (EN)
TURŇA, Milan. Špeciálne metódy zvárania, 1vyd. Bratislava: ALFA, 1989. ISBN 80-05-000097-9 (SK)
ONDREJČEK, Peter. Zváranie ocelí v ochrane plynov taviacou sa elektródou, 1. vyd. Bratislava: ETERNA PRESS, 2003. ISBN 80-968359-5-5. (SK)
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
Condition for awarding the course unit credit: Having done all the assigned topics in exercises. Examination has a written and an oral part .
Language of instruction
The aim is to obtain the knowledge about the following technologies: metallurgy, foundry and welding of iron and non-iron materials. In each of these technologies is the attention devoted to the kind of raw materials, semi-product, melting furnaces, machinery, quality and control of processes and also to the final product.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Compulsory attendance at exercises. Absence from exercises is resolved individually.
Type of course unit
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Technology of cast iron production in coke blast furnace.
2. Technology of steel production in oxygen converter and in electrical furnaces.
3. Technology of gray cast iron, ductile iron and special cast iron production.
4. The continuous casting and ingot casting technology. The trends of development.
5. Metallurgy of the non-iron metals and alloys.
6. Foundry technologies. Physical characteristics of the liquid and mould.
7. The moulding materials in the foundry. The temperature of a pouring of the casting.
8. Solidification of the casting and ingots.
9. The risering of the casting, the modulus of casting. Heat treatment of a casting.
10. The foundry of a non-iron metals and alloys.
11. Weldability of materials. The welding technologies (manual, automatic).
12. Additional welding materials. The welding of steel and another materials.
13. The mechanical properties and tests of weld joints. Reclamation welding. Metallurgical, foundry and welding defects. Classification systems.
labs and studios
13 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Safety and security of the working in the metallurgical works.
2. Exercise to: cast iron production in coke blast furnace.
3. Exercise to: oxygen converter and electrical furnaces.
4. Exercise to: continuous casting and ingot casting
5. Exercise to: metallurgy of the non-iron metals and alloys.
6. Exercise to: foundry technologies, gray cast iron, ductile cast iron.
7. Exercise to: moulding materials in the foundry.
8. Exercise to: solidification of the casting and ingots.
9. Exercise to: risering of the casting, the modulus of casting, heat treatment of a casting.
10. Exercise to: foundry of a non-iron metals and alloys. Weldability of materials.
11. Exercise to: welding technologies, mechanical properties and tests of weld joints.
12. Exercise to: metallurgical, foundry and welding defects.
13. Exercise to: classification systems of defects.
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