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Cast Iron - Production, Properties, Characterization, and Casting Defects Analysis

Thoguluva Vijayaram

Bharath University

A Senior Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Mechanical Engineering was awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award in Metallurgical Engineering (VISTA), he obtained his Ph.D. from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, and was a researcher in metallurgy at Genoa University, Italy. His research is focused on metal matrix composites, foundry metallurgy and molten metal treatment, metal casting solidification, and simulation, and special casting techniques, among others.


Melting Casting Tensile Fatigue Microstructure Casting Defects Heat Treatment Furnace Quenching Remedial Methods Quality Control Scrap Rate Metallurgical Microscope

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The proposed book on cast iron will be primarily focused on the production aspects of different types of cast iron in detail. Various types of cast irons are available for several applications in the market. The book will deal with the mechanical testing details of different cast iron types and the quantification of their properties from various tests. This will help to understand the behavior of cast irons and hence to interpret the properties with their microstructures obtained during processing. Further, industrial applications of various cast irons will be explored to understand the importance of cast irons processed in metal casting industries. Cast iron casting defects will be focused and remedial methods will also be discussed in this proposed book, in addition to characterization studies of various cast irons. This will pave the way to correlate the various properties with the obtained microstructures and phases obtained during processing. We also wish to explore the effects of the cooling rate and the types of moulds and mould materials used in casting processing.

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Date completed: April 13th 2022

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Thoguluva Vijayaram

Bharath University

Dr. T. R. Vijayaram is a Senior Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Mechanical Engineering, BHARATH INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (BIHER), Chennai, 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 an 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. Afterward, he worked as a rector researcher in metallurgy at DCCI, Genoa University, Italy. His passion for academics, research, and education led him to obtain an MBA in Educational Management and an 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 to 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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