FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE441 MELTING AND CASTING

Course Code: 5700441
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EKREM SELÇUK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

1.Explain the concept of mold making and core making. 2.Evaluate a casting order from the points of mold making, material selection ,core making and related technologies. 3.Interpret industrial alloys and their melting methods.

Course Content

Foundry sands, green sand concept, quartz-clay interface, clay-clay interface, Quartz-clay-water interface. Moulding mixtures, additives core concept; oil bonded cores. CO2 process, cold setting, core making. Casting processes; sand casting, die casting, centrifugal casting, investment casting, other processes. Melting methods, melting furnaces. Melting of cast iron in cupola. Non-ferrous industrial alloys; Al-alloy Cu-alloy, other non-ferrous alloys. Steel casting processes.

Learning Outcomes

Students apply techniques for foundry floor practice starting from molds, mold materials to casting techniques