ASM Handbook Volume 15 : Casting

Title: ASM Handbook Volume 15 : Casting
Author: ASM
ISBN: 087170711X / 9780871707116
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 937
Publisher: ASM International
Year: 2008
Availability: In Stock
  • Description
  • Contents

This volume discusses casting, molding and coremaking practices in a series of articles that describe the basic steps and equipment associated with each process, along with their advantages, limitations, and applications. Each article is preceded by a review of the manufacture, design and selection of patterns.

Sections include: Introduction and Historical Development, Principles of Liquid Metal Processing, Principles of Solidification, Patterns, Molding/Casting Processes, Foundry Equipment and Processing, Ferrous Casting Alloys, Nonferrous Casting Alloys, Computer Applications in Metal Casting.

Policy on Units of Measure
Authors and Contributors

Section 1 : Applications and Specification Guidelines
History and Trends of Metal Casting
Metalcasting Technology and The Purchasing Process

Section 2 : Principles of Liquid Metal Processing
Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Thermodynamic Properties of Iron-Base Alloys
Thermodynamic Properties of Aluminum-Base and Copper-Base Alloys
Gases in Metals
Inclusion-Forming Reactions

Section 3 : Melting and Remelting
Electric Arc Furnace Melting
Cupola Furnaces
Induction Furnaces
Vacuum Induction Melting
Electroslag Remelting
Vacuum Arc Remelting
Skull Melting
Electron Beam Melting
Plasma Melting and Heating
Crucible Furnaces
Reverberatory and Stack Furnaces

Section 4 : Melting and Remelting
Electric Arc Furnace Melting
Cupola Furnaces
Induction Furnaces
Vacuum Induction Melting
Electroslag Remelting
Vacuum Arc Remelting
Skull Melting
Electron Beam Melting
Plasma Melting and Heating
Crucible Furnaces
Reverberatory and Stack Furnaces

Section 5 : Molten Metal Processing and Handling
Transfer and Treatment of Molten Metal¯An Introduction
Molten-Melt Filtration
Steel Melt Processing
Aluminum Fluxes and Fluxing Practice
Modification of Aluminum-Silicon Alloys
Grain Refinement of Aluminum Casting Alloys
Refinement of The Primary Silicon Phase in Hypereutectic Aluminum-Silicon Alloys

Section 6 : Principles of Solidifications
Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams
Nucleation Kinetics and Grain Refinement
Transport Phenomena During Solidification
Plane Front Solidification
Non-Plane Front Solidification
Eutectic Solidification¯An Introduction
Solidification of Eutectic Alloys¯Aluminum-Silicon
Solidification of Eutectic Alloys¯Cast Iron
Peritectic Solidification
Interpretation and Use of Cooling Curves¯Thermal Analysis
X-Ray Imaging of Solidification Processes and Microstructure Evolution
The Oxide Film Defect¯The Bifilm
Shrinkage Porosity and Gas Porosity
Castability¯Fluidity and Hot Tearing
Semisolid Metal Processing
Spray Casting
Rapid Solidification
Solidification During Casting of Metal-Matrix Composites
Solidification Research in Microgravity
Heat Treatment
Hot Isostatic Pressing of castings

Section 7 : Modeling and Analysis of Casting Processes
Numerical Methods for Casting Applications
Modeling of Transport Phenomena and Electromagnetics
Direct Modeling of Structure Formation
Modeling of Microsegregation and Macrosegregation
Modeling of Stress, Distortion, and Hot Tearing
Practical Issues in Computer Simulation of Casting Processes
Thermophysical Properties

Section 8 : Principles and Practices of Shape Casting
Shape casting Processes¯An Introduction
Patterns and Patternmaking
Casting Practice¯Guidelines for Effective Production of Reliable Castings
Filling and Feeding System Concepts
Processing and Finishing of Castings

Section 9 : Expendable Mold Casting Processes with Permanent Patterns
Introduction¯Expendable Mold Processes with Permanent Patterns
Aggregates and Binders for Expendable Molds
Green Sand Molding
No-Bake Sand Molding
Shell Molding and Shell Coremaking
Slurry Molding
No-Bond Sand Molding

Section 10 : Expendable Mold Casting Processes with Expendable Patterns
Introduction¯Expendable Mold Processes with Expendable Patterns
Lost Foam Casting
Investment Casting
Replicast Molding

Section 11 : Centrifugal Casting
Centrifugal Casting
Horizontal Centrifugal Casting
Vertical Centrifugal Casting

Section 12 : Permanent Mold and Semipermanent Mold Processes
Permanent Mold Casting
Low-Pressure Die Casting
Low Pressure Counter Gravity Casting

Section 13 : High-Pressure Die Casting
High-Pressure Die Casting
Hot Chamber Die Casting
Cold Chamber Die Casting
Squeeze Casting
Vacuum High-Pressure Die Casting
Die Casting Tooling
Automation in High-Pressure Die Casting

Section 14 : Semisolid Casting
Semisolid Casting¯Introduction and Fundamentals

Section 15 : Cast Irons
Introduction to Cast Irons
Cast Iron Foundry Practices
Gray Iron Castings
Ductile Iron Castings
Compacted Graphite Iron Castings
Malleable Iron Castings
White Iron and High-Alloyed Iron Castings
High-Alloy Graphitic Irons

Section 16 : Steel Castings
Steel Ingot Casting
Steel Continuous Casting
Shape Casting of Steel
Steel Castings Properties
Selection and Evaluation of Steel Castings

Section 17 : Casting of Nonferrous Alloys
Nonferrous Casting¯An Introduction
Dross, Melt Loss, and Fluxing of Light Alloy Melts
Aluminum Alloy Ingot Casting and Continuous Processes
Aluminum Shape Casting
Copper Continuous Casting
Casting of Copper and Copper Alloys
Casting of Zinc Alloys

Section 18 : Nonferrous Alloy Castings
Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Castings
Copper and Copper Alloy Castings
Zinc and Zinc Alloy Castings
Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys
Cobalt and cobalt Alloy Castings
Nickel and Nickel Alloy Castings
Titanium and Titanium Alloy Castings
Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Castings
Synthesis and Processing of Cast Metal-Matrix Composites and Their Applications

Section 19 : Quality Assurance, Nondestructive Evaluation, and Failure Analysis
Approaches to Measurement of Metal Quality
Nondestructive Testing of Components
Casting Fracture Characteristics
Casting Failure Analysis Techniques and Case Studies
Common Defects in Various Casting Processes
Repair Welding of Castings
Quality Planning Tools and Procedures
Maintenance, Repair, Alterations, and Storage of Patterns and Tooling

Section 20 : Reference Information
Metric Conversion Guide
Abbrieviations and Symbols