Melting and Casting of Ferrous Alloys, 3 credits
Smältning och gjutning av järnlegeringar, 3 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2018
Course Code:TSGR26
Confirmed by:Dean Mar 1, 2016
Valid From:Aug 1, 2016
Reg number:JTH 2016/1126-313
Education Cycle:Second-cycle level
Disciplinary domain:Technology (95%) and social sciences (5%)
Subject group:MA2
Specialised in:A1N
Main field of study:Product Development

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

After a successful course, the student shall

Knowledge and understanding

- show familiarity with different methods of melting and casting steel and cast iron
- display knowledge of how to prepare a charge material for casting

Skills and abilities

- demonstrate skills of understanding the data from a cooling curve
- demonstrate the ability to perform quality control of cast iron

Judgement and approach

- demonstrate an understanding of how to add alloying at the preparation of a cast iron alloy.


The course is designed to familiarize students with theoretical/practical contexts for the manufacture of iron and steel castings, the important characteristics of iron-based alloy casting. The students will get familiar with different methods of melting and casting steel and cast iron. The course is also focusing on the quality control methods.

The course includes the following elements:
- Fundamentals of Ferrous Metallurgy.
- Melting technology of Cast Iron.
(Melting furnaces, melting methods, charge optimization,)
- Liquid treatment and Ladle metallurgy.
(Alloying, desulfurization, inoculation, modification.)
- Quality control of the liquid iron
(Chemical analyses, dissolved gas analyses, test of fluidity, cooling curve and volume change analyses).
- Quality control by characterization of cast iron.
(Wedge tests, characterization of cast iron by morphology)
- Elaboration of steel for shape casting
(Melting, charge, de-oxidation and other treatments, control methods)

Type of instruction

Lectures and assignments are given entirely online. There is intended one seminar that it will be in JU-Cast foundry planet.

The teaching is conducted in English.


Passed courses at least 90 credits within the major subject in Mechanical Engineering, and 21 credits Mathematics and Component Casting, 6 credits, and English language requirements corresponding to English 6 or English B in the Swedish upper secondary school (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded 5,4,3 or Fail .

The final grade for the course is based upon a balanced set of assessments. The final grade will only be issued after satisfactory completion of all assessments.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Examination3 credits5/4/3/U

Other information

Exemption from entry requirement allowed under the program selection group where the course is included.

Course literature

The literature list for the course will be provided one month before the course starts.

Content updated 2020-08-25