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Bachelor's Degree in Engenharia Mecânica

Foundry Technology

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho nº 14312/2015 - 02/12/2015

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.

1. Casting
1.1. introduction
1.2. Classification of different types of casting
1.3. Description of the main stages of the production process
1.4. Advantages and disadvantages of the casting process
1.5. Nomenclature used in the foundry
1.6. Selection Criteria
1.7. Description of molding processes
2. Fusion of metals
2.1. Characterization of metal alloys commonly used in the foundry
2.2. Solidification of pure metals and alloys
2.3. Solidification casting
2.4. Casting defects
2.5. Smelting furnaces
3. molds, core boxes and molds
3.1. Testing of molding sands
3.2. Filling systems
3.3. Power Systems
3.4. Design of power and gitagem used in casting systems
4. Casting injected into permanent cast steel
4.1. Technological developments in the project area and simulation
5. Design Considerations
5.1. Design a piece for sand casting

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

Teaching Method
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




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