632-0702/02 – Theory and Technology of Metalcasting (TTUS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Materials and Technologies for VehiclesCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vlasta Bednářová, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Tomáš Elbel, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1990/1991Year of cancellation2005/2006
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BED47 doc. Ing. Vlasta Bednářová, CSc.
ELB77 prof. Ing. Tomáš Elbel, CSc.
HAN47 Ing. Aleš Hanus, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

student will be able: -to analyse and compare basic methods of mould- and core-making; -to describe basic processes during forming a casting from pouring it up to metal cooling; -to explain the formation of the most important casting defects; -to design a technological process of making an art casting (a mould, a gating system, venting).

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. Specialities of art castings manufacturing.

Compulsory literature:

Schieg,F.P. : Technology of Metalcasting. American Foundry Society,Des Plaines,IL 2003. YOUNG,R.,D.;FENNELL,R.A. : Methods for modern sculptors. Sculpt Nouveau,Escondino,CA,2000

Recommended literature:

Articles in professional journals, papers of conferences.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 30 (30) 0
                Laboratory work Laboratory work 15  0
                Project Project 15  0
        Examination Examination 70 (70) 0
                Oral Oral examination 70  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2004/2005 (B2113) Materiálové technologie (2109R022) Slévárenství (04) Foundry K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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