632-0402/02 – Technology and Theory of Metalcasting (TTS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Materials and Technologies for VehiclesCredits7
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vlasta Bednářová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vlasta Bednářová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2011/2012Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BED47 doc. Ing. Vlasta Bednářová, CSc.
BEN001 Ing. Jaroslav Beňo, Ph.D.
CAG37 Ing. Michal Cagala
HAN47 Ing. Aleš Hanus, Ph.D.
LIC03 doc. Ing. Petr Lichý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

-student wil be able to analyse and compare basic methods of mould- and core-making; -student wil be able to describe basic processes during forming a casting from pouring it up to metal cooling; -student wil be able to explain the formation of the most important casting defects; -student wil be able to describe material and foundry properties of cast metals.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Casting as a product of the foundry industry, possibilities and limits, engineering and technologic requirements. Mode of castings production from the design to finishing, . Wood and metal patterns making. Molding materials, sand, binders, mold and core making technologies. Review of foundry materials to be used for castings.

Compulsory literature:

Schieg,F.P. : Technology of Metalcasting. American Foundry Society,Des Plaines,IL 2003.

Recommended literature:

Herfurth,K.;Ketscher,N.;Köhler,M. : Giessereitechnik KOMPAKT , Giesserei-Verlag,Düsseldorf Articles in professional journals, papers of conferences, research reports, theses.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

1 classified test report 2 classified programs 1 classified seminar paper and its defence


Address where pedagogs could be contacted:: http://staff.vsb.cz/

Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Foundry industry in the Czech republic and in the world, statistics, possibilities and limits of casting production. Procedure of casting production from a design to the dispatch department 2. Applied processes and techniques in foundries. Production of castings using permanent metal mold and lost sand mold 3. Molding materials, sand, binders, mold and core making technologies, molding mixtures making and testing 4. Sand reclamation techniques – dry, wet, thermal reclamation 5. Melt flow in molds,castability, running system design and calculation 6. Static and dynamic action of the melted alloys on molds and cores. Gases in metals and molds 7. Castings crystallization and solidification 8. Solidification shrinkage – feeding (risers) 9. Linear contraction of the casting, hot tearing, cold cracking, residual stresses 10. Materials for casting production, cast steel 11. Cast irons - types, structures, mecanical properties 12. Cast iron – melting, secondary metallurgy, innoculation 13. Non ferrous alloys for casting - metallurgy, properties 14. Terminal consultation practices 1. Refractory materials for mold and core making, silica and non silica sands, organic and inorganic binders 2. Molding mixtures making and testing -– test report 3. Mold and core making technologies, split pattern, simple and complex mold, core making by compactin or hardening 4. Molding and pouring the own AlSi alloy casting 5. Visit of a cast iron foundry and its pattern shop 6. Casting design, axonometric drawing 7. Calculation of metalostatic pressure and buoyancy 8. Casting designing- parting line, scarfs, working allowance 9. Visit of a hight pressure die casting aluminium alloys foundry 10. Running system design and calculation (program) 11. Calculation of the riser volume ( program) 12. Cast irons, steels, standards, properties, metallografy 13. Seminary Rapid prototyping , computer simulations 14. Final seminary, credit

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (B3923) Materials Engineering (3911R034) Materials and Technologies for Automobile Industry P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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