Course detail

Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Alloys

FSI-9MNKAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course deeped knowledges in the sphere metallurgy of aluminium and magnesium alloys. An accent is given on theoretical problems of crystallization and on application of metallurgical measures for achievement of optimal properties of castings. An overview of particular production processes and ranges of their application is given. An overwiew of new, non-traditional casting methods and alloys is mentioned too.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basic knowledges of chemistry and metal science

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Verbal exam
Not controled


The aim of course is to understand the topics of production of aluminium and magnesium castings.
See objective

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Roučka,J.: Metalurgie neželezných kovů, CERM Brno, 2004, ISBN 80-214-2790-6
Aluminium Casting Technology, 2nd edition, AFS,Inc. Illinois, USA, 1993, ISBN 0-87433-157-9
Aluminium Permanent Mold Handbook, AFS,Inc. Illinois, USA, 2001, ISBN 0-87433-250-8
Kainer,K.U.:Magnesium Alloys and Technologies, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2003, ISBN 3-527-30570-X

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, recommended
  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Properties and Characteristics of Aluminium Alloys
2.Crystallisation of aluminium alloys.
3.Metallurgicall processes, inoculation and modification
4.Modern methods of refining
5.Quality control of the melt
6.Casting processes and its application
7.Semi-Solid metal casting
8.Cast Composites
9.Casting defects, identification, influence on properties and reparation
10.Magnesium alloys, casting methods used by pouring magnesium alloys