Tecnologia da Fundição

Engenharia Mecânica
4.5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 TP + 15,0 P + 15,0 TC + 3,0 OT


Previous knowledge of materials science and mechanics of fluid.

The students should:
- acquire theoretical, practical and laboratory skills that will allow them to understand foundry processes
- be able to develop design of casting components.

Introduction to foundry technology; metal fusion; moulding; foundry processes;furnaces; intrinsic defects of casting materials ; foundry sands; considerations on the design of casting components.

Evaluation Methodology
Students are assessed through laboratory work (15%), practical theoretical work (70%) and field work (15%).

- Carvalho Ferreira, J. (1999). Tecnologia de Fundição. (Vol. 1). (pp. 1-544). Portugal: Fundação Caloute Gulbenkian

Method of interaction
Expository theoretical and practical classes, which describes and illustrates the application of fundamental principles. Laboratory classes where are perform various experimental works. Field classes where are perform field work in industries.

Software used in class
SolidWorks; MoldDesign; Word; Excel; PowerPoint