ASM-05115G-V15 ASM Handbook Volume 15: Casting

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ASM-05115G-V15 ASM Handbook Volume 15: Casting
ASM Handbook Volume 15: Casting is a comprehensive reference on the principles and practice of metal casting, covering fundamentals, process selection and parameters, and materials performance.

This reference work is designed for those who specify, manufacture, design or evaluate cast metal components. This broad-based collection of applied casting knowledge provides a valuable resource for students, educators, practicing engineers, and technical support staff.

The latest edition of Volume 15 updates and expands coverage on the principles and practices of casting in several ways:

  • Melt processing methods and equipment are described for iron, steel, and aluminum in terms of fluxing, degassing, molten metal filtration, refinement, and modification.
  • Solidification, process modeling, and filling and feeding concepts are updated to reflect the continuing improvements in casting methods and processing.
  • The major methods of green-sand, no-bake, and shell molding are described further in individual articles. Additional articles are devoted to the foundry practice of cast iron irons, steels, aluminum, copper alloys, and zinc. Expert updates are also provided on many other significant casting methods such as high-pressure die casting, lost-foam, squeeze casting, semisolid methods, spray casting, rapid solidification, and low-pressure die casting of high-integrity product.
  • Automation technology is addressed, and coverage on continuous casting of aluminum and copper are expanded.
  • Updated articles are also provided on the specification, selection, and properties of gray iron, ductile irons, malleable irons, compacted graphite irons, high-alloy irons, cast steels, aluminum, copper, zinc, magnesium, cobalt, nickel, titanium, zirconium, and cast metal matrix composites. 

Sections include: Introduction (History, Trends, and Purchasing Castings); Principles of Liquid Metal Processing; Melting and Remelting; Molten Metal Handling and Processing; Principles of Solidification; Modeling and Analysis of Casting Processes; Principles and Practices of Shape Casting; Expendable-Mold Casting with Permanent Patterns; Expendable-Mold Casting with Expendable Patterns; Centrifugal Casting; Permanent Mold and Semi-permanent Mold Processes ; High-Pressure Die casting; Cast Irons ; Steel Castings ; Nonferrous Casting Practices; Nonferrous Castings; Quality Assurance, Nondestructive Evaluation, and Failure Analysis

Editorial Committee
Srinath Viswanathan, University of Alabama, Committee Chair; Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Rathindra DasGupta, National Science Foundation, Michael Gywn, ATI; John L. Jorstad, J.L.J. Technologies, Inc., Raymond W. Monroe, Steel Founders' Society of America; Thomas E. Prucha, American Foundry Society, Mahi Sahoo, CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Edward S. Szekeres, Casting Consultants Incorporated; Daniel Twarog, North American Die Casting Association 

Publisher: ASM International
Published: 2008
Pages: 1256
ISBN: 9780871707116

Hardcover   |   Product code: 05115G   |   ISBN: 978-0-87170-711-6