Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)



On completion of this TLP you should:

  • Understand the meaning of the Biot number, how it affects the temperature profile in a casting, and the resulting microstructure.
  • Be able to explain the formation of the microstructure observed in a cast ingot.
  • Be familiar with some common methods of casting, their advantages and disadvantages, and be able to choose a suitable process for manufacturing a variety of metallic components.