Thoguluva Vijayaram

Bharath University

Dr. T. R. Vijayaram is a research professor at the Centre of Materials Engineering and Research Medicine, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, India. He is an expert in the fields of materials and metallurgical, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering. He received his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, followed by M.E. degree in Industrial Metallurgy from PSG College of Technology, Bharathiyar University. He obtained his Ph.D research degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Afterwards, he worked as a rector researcher in metallurgy at DCCI, Genoa University, Italy. His passion in academics, research, and education led him to obtain MBA in Educational Management and MA in Sociology from the University of Madras. He is also a chartered engineer (India) and a member of several professional and scientific bodies in India and abroad like ISTE (Life Member), IEI, IIF, and SAE (USA). He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, FIE, India. Recently, Dr. T. R. Vijayaram received the Distinguished Scientist Award in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering for his outstanding contribution in metallurgy. He has published more than 210 papers in international and national journals, conferences, broadsheets, and magazines. His areas of research include materials engineering, metallurgical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and mechanical engineering. He is also actively involved in research in the areas of metal matrix composites, polymer matrix composites, foundry technology, ladle metallurgy and molten metal treatment, metal casting solidification and simulation, special casting techniques, squeeze casting technology and computer simulation of casting solidification, new materials and process development (especially aerospace engineering materials), ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, powder metallurgy, NDT, materials characterization and mechanical testing of materials, heat treatment of metals and alloys, solidification processing of metals, alloys and composites, microgravity solidification, die casting, die design, metallography, and microstructure-property correlation. For his work, he obtained one crore Indian Rupees in research funds from international research funding agencies.

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Major casting processing advancements have been made in experimental and simulation areas. Newly developed advanced casting technologies allow foundry researchers to explore detailed phenomena associated with new casting process parameters helping to produce defect-free castings with good quality. Moreover, increased computational power allows foundry technologists to simulate advanced casting processes to reduce casting defects. In view of rapid expansion of knowledge and capability in the exciting field of casting technology, it is possible to develop new casting techniques. This book is intended to discuss many casting processing technologies. It is devoted to advanced casting processing technologies like ductile casting production and thermal analysis, casting of metal matrix composites by vortex stir casting technique, aluminum DC casting, evaporative casting process, and so on. This book entitled Advanced Casting Technologies has been organized into seven chapters and categorized into four sections. Section 1 discusses the production of ductile iron casting and thermal analysis. Section 2 depicts aluminum casting. Section 3 describes the casting manufacturing aspects of functionally graded materials and evaporative casting process. Section 4 explains about the vortex stir casting technique to process metal matrix composite castings. All the chapters discussed in detail the processing steps, process parameters involved in the individual casting technique, and also its applications. The goal of the book is to provide details on the recent casting technologies.

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