The Foundry and Solidification Laboratory is a small-scale foundry that provides students with hands-on training in foundry processing techniques and foundry research.
The main objectives of the Foundry and Solidification Laboratory are to: - Train students at the bachelor, masterís, and Ph.D. levels to help them obtain employment in a foundry-related field - Conduct cutting-edge research in foundry technology to provide new materials and processes for foundry industries to remain competitive - Train students through research activities that prepare them to be leaders in the foundry industry - Be a source of well-trained engineers for foundry-related industries, especially those in Markazi province
Foundry and Solidification Processing Research Activities: Solidification modeling and pouring, feeding, heat and fluid flow; predicting solidification sequence and structure-properties Developing new solidification processes and novel casting techniques Developing metal matrix microparticle and nanoparticle composites Developing metal matrix-carbon nanoparticle and nanotube composites Characterizing and measuring physical and mechanical properties Computer-aided design and manufacturing Post-casting treatments Statistical quality and process control, statistical design of experimentation, and reliability in foundries Environmental control, recycling waste sand from foundries Austempered ductile iron, steel castings Aluminum alloy castings Grain refinement, modification, slag, and inclusion control Surface analysis and surface coatings Failure analysis Structural analysis Phase diagrams and alloy development Interaction between electromagnetic wave and solid or liquid metals
Metallography is the preparation of specimens for microscopic examination and the study of microstructure in relation to the physical and mechanical properties of a particular material. There are two types of metallography: research and quality control. Of the two, research metallography is perhaps the more sophisticated in that it requires a knowledge of phase diagrams, TTT diagrams, among others. Quality control metallography is the most important to industry and it can answer such questions as: has the heat treating yielded the correct hardness or the desired grain size; has the carburization treatment given the desired case depth; are precipitates forming and to what size; are defects occurring in the finished product? These are just a few of the questions that can be answered by metallogra
The primary function of this lab is to provide facilities to carry out heat treatment experiment for staff, students and researchers. Equipped with a wide range of furnaces, the laboratory facilitates users to carry up heat treatment with a wide range of temperatures in different atmospheric conditions.
The laboratory is equipped with box furnaces which can heat up to 1600°C. There are also tube furnaces in which inert gases like N2 / N2-H2 and Ar / Ar-H2 mixtures can be flow during heat treatment. This facility allows users to carry out heat treatment in inert environment according to their requirements. This lab has also equipped with vacuum drying facility, which can heat up to 120°C and allow users to dry the materials at low partial pressure of O2.
The Mechanical Testing Laboratory focuses on the mechanical behavior of constructions and the associated material behavior. Also involved is research on material structure, the basis of mechanical behavior, looking from nanometers up to meters. De participating research groups are working with divers materials, like rubber, plastics, metal, composite and biological materials. The experiments and equipment used for measurements for this research are joined in the Mechanical Testing Laboratory and are listed on this site.
Faculty of Engineering Department of Materials Engineering