Casting is one of the most commonly used manufacturing processes in industries. It is almost impossible to make a product like automobile, aircraft, etc., without cast component. This book is meant to serve as a bridge between the study of the processes and their applications in production industries.
Compared with the classical method of writing a book, two similar fundamental processes, namely, theory and practice are blended and explained so that the reader gets holistic approach to casting. First basic processes are discussed, followed by the special processes and design of systems is discussed. It is a comprehensive source of technical metal casting information that foundry engineers and managers, process engineers, and anyone, who has interest in or needs to know about foundry operations and products. Book comes as a useful resource for Mechanical Engineering students. It also includes industry data, foundry practices, real-time industrial applications, and problems.
1. Introduction to Casting Processes
2. Technology of Pattern Making
3. Moulding Materials and Sand Preparations
4. Testing Sand Properties
5. Types of Sand Moulds
6. Cores and Core Making
7. Gating Design
8. Risers and Its Design
9. Cooling and Solidification of Castings
10. Melting Practices
11. Casting Defects
12. Shakeout and Cleaning of Castings
13. Inspection and Repair of Castings
14. Heat Treatment of Castings
15. Casting Design Considerations
16. Foundary Modernisation and Mechanisation
17. Centrifugal Casting
18. Die Casting Processes
19. Shell Mould Casting
20. Investment Casting Process (ICP) and ceramic shell ICP
21. Ferrous and Non-ferrous Foundry Practice
22. Miscellaneous Special Casting Processess
23. CAD and Numerical Simulations in Casting Processes
Jagadeesha T :- is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut (Kerala). He has 30 years of experience in Industry, teaching, academic research, consultation and has completed many projects with reputed organizations.
He has worked with Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (India), TVS Suzuki (India), IBM Private Limited (Singapore), Applied Materials (USA and Singapore), APP Systems and Services (Singapore), ASM Technologies (Singapore) and ST Microelectronics (Singapore). He is member of several professional bodies in India and abroad. He is certified professional engineer (Australia). He has bagged more than 30 quality suggestion awards at TELCO and best employee award at ST Microelectronics, Singapore. He has guided several undergraduate and postgraduate projects. He has more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences.
His other books are Unconventional Machining Processes, Machine design, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, and Fluid Power Control.