Principles of Casting Technology

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Prof. Pradeep Kumar Jha

IIT Roorkee

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The course focuses on understanding the basics of science and technology of casting processes. Metal casting industries have evolved during the past hundred years because of advancements in technologies. The properties of the cast metals significantly depends upon the type of molding, melting, solidification and post treatment practices. This needs to be understood by the young students as well as practicing shop floor engineers so that products with superior qualities can be cast. The basic purpose of this course is to provide a sound understanding of concepts and principles of casting technology so as to enable them to be conversant with advances in these methods in the long run towards increasing the productivity of casting industries.


Any Interested Learners


Casting Industries like BHEL, Tata Steel, Jindal Steel, Foundry units of medium and large sizes


Dr Pradeep K. Jha is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He has been teaching the courses related to manufacturing technology and theory of production processes to undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than 12 years. He is actively involved in research work related to production processes, tundish steelmaking process, mold solidification in continuous casting etc.

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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 2000 + GST

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EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

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Course Details

Week 1: Introduction to Casting technology, Solidification analysis for metals and alloys
Week 2: Technology of patternmaking, study of molding sands and their testing methods
Week 3: Technology of mouldmaking and coremaking, Special sand moulding processes
Week 4: Principles of gating design for castings
Week 5: Principles of risering design for castings
Week 6: Special casting methods, Melting furnaces
Week 7: Melting and pouring practices for production of Cast Iron family, steel and non-ferrous metals and alloys
Week 8: Fettling and Heat treatment of castings, Casting defect and its diagnostic methods

Books and References

Heine, R.W., Loper, C.R., and Rosenthal, P.C., “Principles of Metal Casting”, TMH
Ghosh, A., and Mallik, A.K., “Manufacturing Science”, Affiliated East-West Press Pvt. Ltd.
Jain P. L., “Principles of Foundry Technology”, TMH
Chakrabarti, A. K., “Casting Technology and Cast Alloys”, PHI

1 review for Principles of Casting Technology

  1. s.pavithra

    Motivational class thank you for your teaching

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