COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Advanced Casting Technology
Course Code: 
15MEC261
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Advanced Casting Technology' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

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.

Unit 2

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.

Unit 3

Casting defects and remedies. Inspection methods - visual, penetrant, magnetic, metallurgical, X - ray and Gamma ray radiography and Mechanization and Automation.

  • Jain P. L. - ‘Principles of Foundry Technology’ - Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi - 2011 - 3rd Edition
  • Heine R. W., Loper C. R., and Rosenthal P. C. - ‘Principles of Metal Castings’ - Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi - 1997 - 2nd Edition
  • Beeley- P. R. - ‘Foundry Technology’ - Butterworth Scientific, London - 2001