632-0902/01 – Metallurgy of Cast Irons (ML)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Materials and Technologies for VehiclesCredits0
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Hampl, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Hampl, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1988/1989Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ELB77 prof. Ing. Tomáš Elbel, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+0
Part-time Credit and Examination 25+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

student will be able: - to define material and foundry properties of cast irons; - to know metallurgical processes during cast iron melting; - to explain inoculation, modification, desulphurization, and deoxidation processes during cast iron treatment; - to design gating systems and risers for iron castings.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


This subject represents a wider application basis of the magisterial study in the field of foundry. It is widening the profound knowledge on the most- extensive iron alloy used in the foundry practice – especially the high-grade cast irons such as the grey cast iron, alloyed cast irons, malleable cast irons and the spheroidal graphite cast irons. It provides a review on the structural and technological properties and on the application routes of the graphitic cast irons in the foundry. Particular stress is laid on replacement of the energy-demanding technologies and materials for castings of high-grade cast irons. In the framework of this subject there are taught the technological principles of gatings and of risering the graphitic cast irons with attention devoted to the economy.

Compulsory literature:

Vondrák, V.:Sekundární metalurgie litin, Ostrava, skripta VŠB-TU, 1996 Vondrák, V. - Pavelková, A.: Metalurgie litin - vtokové soustavy a nalitkování, skripta VŠB-TU Ostrava,1999 Vondrák, V.: Metalurgie litin . návody do cvičení, skripta VŠB-TU Ostrava 1978

Recommended literature:

Articles in professional journals, papers of conferences, research reports, theses.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


The character of the course does not require form of e-learning teaching.

Další požadavky na studenta

There are not additional requirements on students in the field of this subject.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

· Partition classification of cast iron, mechanical properties, the proportion of iron alloy iron castings. · Raw materials for melting iron, steel stock, the alloying elements, slag´s ingredients. · melting units for melting iron. Melting in cupola. · melting in induction and arc furnaces, fiery furnace. · Changes of chemical composition, influencing the crystallization process, etc.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2009/2010 (P2106) Metallurgy (2109V036) Metallurgical Technology K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (P2106) Metallurgy (2109V037) Thermal Engineering and Fuels in Industry K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (P2106) Metallurgy (2807V003) Chemical Metallurgy K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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