Casting Technology And Cast Alloys


  • Author: A . K . Chakrabarti
  • Publisher: PHI
  • ISBN-13: 9788120327795
  • Pages: 288
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2005


About The Book

This text emphasizes the underlying metallurgical principles of casting technology so that the students can develop a sound set of analytic skills, helpful in the development of improved casting processes and products. The pictorial and diagrammatic support provided throughout reinforces the clarity of the text for a thorough understanding of the metal casting concepts and technologies. Besides comprehensive coverage of the casting processes and elaborate discussion of properties of cast irons, cast steels, and cast nonferrous alloys, the text also familiarizes the students with the most recent developments in binder systems, casting practices, solidification processing, metal filtration, metallurgy of cast alloys, alloy design, and energy and environment management. The book is primarily designed for degree and diploma students pursuing courses in metallurgical, mechanical, and production engineering disciplines as well as for candidates studying for Associate Membership Examinations (AMIIM, AMIE, Grad. IIF). It would also benefit M.Tech./M.E. students specializing in foundry technology and allied disciplines.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Moulding Sand and Binders.
3. Mould and Coremaking.
4. Running and Feeding of Castings.
5. Common Rules for Casting Design.
6. Melting Furnaces and Refractories.
7. Special Casting Processes.
8. Cast Irons.
9. Cast Steels.
10. Cast Nonferrous Alloys.
11. Casting Defects and Defect Diagnosis by NDT.
12. Energy Conservation and Environment Control.

About The Author

A. K. Chakrabarti, Ph.D., is currently CSIR Emeritus Scientist at IIT Kharagpur. He is also the Chairman, Editorial Committee, Indian Foundry Journal, Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Kolkata. Starting his academic career at the Bengal Engineering College, Howrah, he later moved to IIT Kharagpur where he was a Professor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department. He has also been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow to the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Chakrabarti has guided many research students, investigated numerous industrial problems, and published more than one hundred research papers in foundry metallurgy and allied areas. He has also been the joint winner of the CSIR Best Paper Award, 2001, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award, B.E. College, 1989.