Melt processing techniques for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys such as stainless steels, nickel, titanium alloys. Vacuum melting equipment and practice.
Elementary aspects of pattern and mould design using CAD softwares. Resinbonded mould and core making processes and machines. Special casting processes and their applications - low pressure die casting, investment casting, squeeze casting, thixo-forming. Illustrations of automotive and aerospace applications.
Gating and riser design - principles of fluid flow, governing equations, heat transfer applied to casting solidification, governing equations, boundary conditions for different casting methods, concept of directional solidification, gating and risers, application of simulation methods. Use of casting software in solving practical problems.
Casting defects and remedies. Inspection methods - visual, penetrant, magnetic, metallurgical, X - ray and Gamma ray radiography and Mechanization and Automation.