TMT4215 - Casting


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

Nucleation and grain refinement, growth morphology of crystals, stability of the liquid/solid interface, dendrites cells, and eutectic structures, micro- and macrosegregation, continuous casting processes and processes for shape castings, castability. Casting alloys. Modelling of solidification and casting

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should be able to: - Explain basic concepts such as directed and equiaxed solidification, capillary effects, redistribution of alloying elements during solidification and various types of microstructure. - Explain the theory of nucleation, interface structures and morphological stability of the melt / crystal interface and be able to use this theory for simple calculations and prediction of microstructure types. - Explain basic theories for cell growth, dendritic eutectic and peritectural microstructures and be able to calculate simple morphological properties of these structures. - Perform salvage of micro-seeding and solidification paths. - Explain important continuous casting processes: continuous casting of steel, DC casting of aluminum, tape casting, Hazelett and Properzip process. - Explain important casting processes: sand casting, precision casting, castile casting, low and high pressure casting, melt pressing, lost foam and thixo casting and be able to explain the requirements for running, feeders, filters and explain the impact of melt quality. - Evaluate an alloy's castability and recognize important casting defects: fluidity, heat crack, macro-erosion and pore formation. - Explain the composition and properties of some of the most important cast alloys.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, theoretical- and laboratory excercises with the following time distribution: Lectures (56 hours), written exercises (24 hours) and laboratory exercises (15 hours), and self-study hours (105 hours).

Compulsory assignments

  • Excersises
  • Lab report

Further on evaluation

The exam wil be given in english. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Mandatory work: Exercises, need to be passed to take the exam

Course materials

Course litterature, compendiums and textbook

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK5022 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-12-07 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 13
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 E PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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