632-0801 – Theory of Foundry Engineering Processes I. (TSPI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Materials and Technologies for Vehicles
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Tomáš Elbel, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
632-0801/01 2003/2004 2013/2014 6
632-0801/02 2003/2004 2013/2014 6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - to define influences affecting foundry processes; - to describe basic processes during forming a casting from pouring it up to metal cooling; - to calculate the gating system; - to calculate the risers; - to explain the conception of controlled solidification.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


Structure and physical properties of molten metals. The principles of metal flowing, pressure conditions in gatings. The running property of liquid metals and alloys and their coherence with the design of castings. The thermal and physical processes in a casting and in a mould. Interaction between casting and mould. Crystallization and solidification of castings.

Compulsory literature:

CAMPBELL, J.: Castings, Butterworth-Heinemann. Oxford, 2000. SCHLEGG,F.P. et al. Technology of Metalcasting , AFS Publication, 2003.

Recommended literature:

STEFANESCU,D,,M. : Science and Engineering of Casting Solidification.Cluver Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2002. DANTZIG,J.A.;RAPPAZ,M. : Solidification, EPFL Oress, Boca Raton,2009


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
619-0401 TTP Theory of Technological Processes Recommended
632-0402 TTS Technology and Theory of Metalcasting Recommended
635-0051 STP Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.