ECTS - Casting and Powder Metallurgy

Casting and Powder Metallurgy (MFGE316) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Casting and Powder Metallurgy MFGE316 3 1 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. C. Merih Şengönül
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to equip the student about fundamentals of metal casting and powder processing.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The student will attain in-depth knowledge in solidification processes of pure metals and alloys.
  • The student will understand casting techniques and their differences, riser design and feeding distance calculations.
  • The student will undertand how to use bernoulli equations in gating design and learn fluidity concept.
  • The student is expected to develop an understanding of casting problems and defects
  • The student is expected to go through a hands-on touch experience about sand casting of Aluminum (Al) and vacum lost wax casting of a low melting point metal like Tin(Sn) and have understanding about mold forming, 3D printing for pattern preparation, runner, core and riser preparation.
  • The student will have understanding of powder metalurgy.
Course Content Fundamentals of casting, solidification of pure metals, solidification of alloys, riser and runner design, feeding distance calculations, Bernoulli equations and sprue design, mold materials, casting problems and defects.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Metal Casting Chapter 1
2 Casting Methods Chapter 2
3 Thermodynamics of phase transformations and cooling curves Chapter 3
4 Nucleation and Growth mechanisms Chapter 4
5 Solidification of pure metals, solidification rate effects on microstructure formation Chapter 5
6 Solidification of alloys, solidification rate effects on microstructure formation Chapter 6
7 Riser Design Chapter 7
8 Riser Design Chapter 8
9 Feeding distance calculations Chapter 9
10 Gating and runner Design Chapter 10
11 Bernoulli Equations Chapter 11
12 Metal Fluidity Chapter 12
13 Mold and Pattern Materials Chapter 13
14 Mold Design Chapter 14
15 Mold and Pattern Production Chapter 15
16 Mold and Pattern Production Chapter 16


Course Book 1. Fundamentals of Metal Casting by Richard A. Flinn, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1963
6. Manufacturing technology:Foundary, Forming and Welding, 4ed., Volume 1
Other Sources 2. Foundary Technology, Peter Beeley, 2nd ed., BH Publishing, 2001
3. Groover, M. P., Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes and Systems, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2007.
4. The Science and Engineering of Materials, Donald Askeland, Pradeep Phule
5. Principles of Foundary Technology by P.L. Jain, Mc Graw Hill Inc., 2009

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 10
Project 2 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge in mathematics and basic sciences and computational skills to solve manufacturing engineering problems X
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies X
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
4 An ability to design a comprehensive manufacturing system based on creative utilization of fundamental engineering principles while fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications X
6 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly X
7 An ability to attain self-confidence and necessary organizational work skills to participate in multi-diciplinary and interdiciplinary teams as well as act individually X
8 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally X
9 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology X
10 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering X
11 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development X
12 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 2 20 40
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 12 2 24
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 2 15 30
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 3 3
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 150