Solidification Processing

Solidification Processing

  • Course code

    ME 606

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Solidification Processing

    Thermodynamic principles of phase transformations: Binary solutions; equilibrium of heterogeneous systems; Principles of solidification: Nucleation and growth of pure metals and alloys, eutectic solidification; Solidification of ingots and castings: formation of plane front, columnar, equiaxed and dentritic structures; Various solidification techniques viz: sand casting, metal mold casting, continuous casting, zone melting, Rapid solidification, etc,. Influence of process variables on the properties of metallic materials.


    [1] D.S. Porter & K.E. Esterling, Phase transformation in metals and alloys, Chapman & Hall, 1981.

    [2] W. Kurtz and D.J. Fischer, Principles of Solidification, edition - 3, Trans Tech Publications, 1992

    [3] John Campbell, Castings, Butterworth Heinemann, edition -1, 1998.

    [4] Casting , ASM hand book, Vol-15, 1997.