TMT4215 - Casting


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

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 shaped 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

  • Exercises

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.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Course litterature, compendiums.

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 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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