618-1907/04 – Theory of foundry processes in casting production. (TSPvO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgy and FoundryCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Hampl, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Hampl, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
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HAM33 doc. Ing. Jiří Hampl, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To characterize the iron alloy system in castings, to know the thermodynamic and kinetic connections of the production phases of steels and graphite castings, to identify the thermodynamic and kinetic processes of the non-alloyed and alloyed steels and castings on electric induction and arc furnaces, to design and apply deoxidation, refining and alloying methods of extracorporeal processing and metallurgical defects of cast iron ay mimopecního zpracování a metalurgické vady odlitků ze slitin železa.lloys.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject provides theoretical and technological knowledge about metallurgical processing of iron alloys. It focuses mainly on the relationship between the level of metallurgical melt processing and the micro and macro structure of castings from high quality graphite castings and steels.

Compulsory literature:

FRUEHAN, R. et al. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel. Pittsburgh: 1998. ISBN 0-930767-02-0. SINHA, A,K. Physical Metallurgy Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0-07-057986-5. CALLISTER W. Fundamentals of Materials Science Engineering. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2012. ISBN 9781118322697.

Recommended literature:

CAMPBELL, J. Castings practice: the 10 rules of castings. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. ISBN 07-506-4791-4. FRUEHAN, R. Casting volume: Ladle operations. 11. ed. Pittsburgh, Pa: AISE Steel Foundation, 2003. ISBN 0-930767-04-7.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Ústní zkouška s písemnou přípravou, součástí hodnocení je předchozí odevzdání projektu na zvolené téma.


Other requirements

Elaboration of project.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Physical properties of molten metals and alloys. 2. Fluidity and castability of molten metal. 3. Flow dynamics of molten metal. 4. Gating system design. 5. Gases in metal and their transport in mould cavity. 6. Crystallization. Nucleation. Dendritic growth. 7. Solidification (freezing) of casting. Thermal axis. 8. Solidification contraction and shrinkage formation. 9. Hot spots. Chills. Feeding distance. 10. Risering (feeding) . Progressive and directional solidification. 11. Solid contraction. 12. Contraction stress. Hot tearing. 13. Properties of metals at high temperature (near solidus). 14. Thermal stress, Residual stress. Cold cracking.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0715D270007) Metallurgical Technology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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