Course Content (Syllabus)
Solidification Processing: Introduction, Solidification-General principles, Nucleation (homogeneous and heterogeneous), Growth (Basic concepts, solidification of single-phase metals and alloys, dendritic growth, peritectic solidification, eutectic solidification, microsegregation), The Structure of Castings (Macrostructure, control of grain structure in cast metals), Heat flow in solidification, Risering (risering pure materials, risering alloys, riser location, riser shape, riser size, theoretical considerations). Gating design, Defects in casting, Inspection of casting.
Welding: Introduction, Energy sources for welding (Electrical sources-Arc welding-Resistance welding-Electroslag welding, Chemical sources-Oxyfuel gas welding-Thermit welding, Optical sources-Electron Beam welding-Laser beam welding, Solid state sources-Explosion welding-Ultrasonic welding-Friction welding-Diffusion welding) Electrode, Characteristics of the welding arc, Metal transfer, Heat flow in welding (Distribution of temperature, peak temperatures distribution, cooling rates, solidification rates, weld thermal cycle), The Metallurgy of welding. Weld discontinuities (Cracks, geometric discontinuities, lack of fusion, lack of penetration, inclusions, porosity), Inspection of welds, Welding of metals and alloys.
Additional bibliography for study
• Solidification Processing, Flemings, Mcgraw-Hill, 1974
• Solidification, J. A. Dantzig, Michel Rappaz, EPFL Press, 2009
• Fundamentals of Solidification, W. Kurz, D. J. Fisher, CRC Press; 4th edition, 1998
• Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Metallurgy, Techniques and Design, John Campbell, Elsevier, 2011.
• ASM Handbook, Volume 15, ASM International, 2008
Welding Metallurgy, Sindo Kou, Wiley-Interscience; 2 edition, 2002
Metallurgy of Welding, John Lancaster, Woodhead Publishing; 6th edition, 1999
AWS Welding Handbooks, vol. 1-4, AWS, 9th Edition
ASM Handbook, Volume 6A: Welding Fundamentals and Processes, ASM International, 2011.