Castings

2nd Edition

Authors: John Campbell
Paperback ISBN: 9780750647908
eBook ISBN: 9780080488448
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 28th April 2003
Page Count: 352
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Description

This is the key publication for professionals and students in the metallurgy and foundry field. Fully revised and expanded, Castings Second Edition covers the latest developments in the understanding of the role of the liquid metal in controlling the properties of cast materials, and indeed, of all metallic materials that have started in the cast form. Practising foundry engineers, designers, and students will find the revealing insights into the behaviour of castings essential in developing their inderstanding and practice.

John Campbell OBE is a leading international figure in the castings industry, with over four decades of experience. He is the originator of the Cosworth Casting Process, the pre-eminent production process for automobile cylinder heads and blocks. He is also co-inventor of both the Baxi Casting Process (now owned by Alcoa) developed in the UK, and the newly emerging Alotech Casting Process in the USA. He is Professor of Casting Technology at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Key Features

  • New edition of this internationally respected reference and textbook for engineers and students;

  • Develops understanding of the concepts and practice of casting operations;

  • 'Castings' is the key work on castings technology and process metallurgy, and an essential resource on contemporary developments and thinking on the new metallurgy of cast alloys;

  • Revised and updated throughout, with new material on subjects including surface turbulence, the new theory of entrainment defects including folded film defects, plus the latest concepts of alloy theory.

Readership

Metallurgists, Materials engineers, Foundry engineers.

Table of Contents

Preface; Dedication; Introduction; The melt; Entrainment; Flow; The mould; Solidification structure; Gas porosity; Solidification shrinkage; Linear contraction; Structure, defects and properties of the finished casting; Processing; Environmental interactions; References; Index.

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080488448
Paperback ISBN:
9780750647908

About the Author

John Campbell

John Campbell OBE is a leading international figure in the castings industry, with over four decades of experience. He is the originator of the Cosworth Casting Process, the pre-eminent production process for automobile cylinder heads and blocks. He is also co-inventor of both the Baxi Casting Process (now owned by Alcoa) developed in the UK, and the newly emerging Alotech Casting Process in the USA. He is Professor Emeritus of Casting Technology at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Casting Technology, University of Birmingham, UK

Reviews

Praise for Castings - first edition "Castings is a must reference for all foundry engineers and castings designers" - American Foundrymens Society "Its author has himself made an outstanding contribution to the advance in the science and engineering" - Cast Metals Journals "This excellent book goes a long way towards bridging the gulf between theory and practice..." - Materials Science and Engineering "Entertaining and fun to read...with realism, enthusiasm and a dry sense of humour" - The Metallurgist and Materials Technologist "This is a work which the casting industry should welcome with open arms. No foundry, and no foundry technologist, can afford to be without it." - Foundry Trade Journal