Foundry and Welding Technologies



Provide students with:
- fundamentals of foundry technology
- fundamentals of welding and joining technologies, its potential and apllication fields

General characterization





Responsible teacher

João Pedro de Sousa Oliveira, Telmo Jorge Gomes dos Santos


Weekly - 5

Total - 105

Teaching language






Kalpakjian S., Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials, ed. Addison-Wesley, 2003
Jorge Rodrigues e Paulo Martins, Tecnologia Mecânica - vol.1, ed. Escolar Editora, 2005
Peter Beeley, Foundry Technology, Butterworth Heinemann, 2ºed., Oxford 2001
D. R. Poirier e E. J. Poirier, Heat Transfer Fundamentals for Metal Casting, 2º ed., TMS, Pennsylvania, 1993
M. C. Flemings, Solidification Processing, McGraw-Hill – Materials Science and Engineering,  1974
E. J. Vinarcik, High Integrity Die Casting Processes, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003
Santos, J. F., Quintino, L., Processos de Soldadura, ed. ISQ, 1998
Welding Handbook vol. III – Materials and Applications, ed. AWS, 1996
Lopes, E. D. e Miranda R. M., Metalurgia da Soldadura, ed. ISQ 1993

Teaching method

During theoretical classes the teacher introduces the main concepts supported in adequate audio-visual means such as slides and videos which are facilitated afterwards to enhance autonomous study.
Experimental classes are synchronized with the theoretical ones. Students develop experimental work in the lab targeting also team work.
Individual assessment is performed through 2 written tests and 1 pratical work done in teams of 2-4 students or, alternatively, 1 exams. Only students with a grade not lower than 10 are approved.

Evaluation method

2 tests and 1 pratical work with presentation. To obtain frequency the student must have at least 9.5 values in the pratical work.

The mininum grade in the 1st test is of 8.0 values.

Each test counts 35% of the grade and the pratical work accounts for the remaining 30%.

The student will be approved if the average of the tests + pratical work grades is above 9.5 V while have frequency to the discipline.

Otherwise, he can access the final exam (provided that has obtained frequency)

Subject matter

Introduction to thermal processing
Foundry technology
Welding and joining technology
Thermal processing of non metallic materials


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