Materials Science & Engineering Missouri University of Science and Technology 223 McNutt Hall Rolla, MO65409-0340 Phone:(573) 341-4730 Fax:(573) 341-6934vonlr@mst.edu



Dr. Von L. Richards
Chancellor's Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

Research Interests

Physical Metallurgy of Casting Alloys
Mold - Metal Reactions
Melting and Refinig of Ferrous Alloys
Cast Alloy Machinability

Classes

 Met 222 Metals Processing Laboratory
Met 307 - Metals Casting (also available on distance education)
Met 308 Metal Casting Laboratory
Met 305 Non-Destructive Testing (also available on distance education)
Met 421 Ferrous Metals Casting (also available on distance education)

Selected Publications

1)     Age Strengthening of Cast Iron: Review of Research and Literature,” J. Teague and V. Richards, International Journal of Metalcasting, 4(2), Spring 2010, p 45-58, 2010.

2)      “Microstructure and Properties of Nb, V and N Modified Cb7Cu-1 (17-4 PH) Steel,” A. Murthy, S. Lekakh, V. Richards, and D. Van Aken, International Journal of Metalcasting, 4(2), Spring 2010, p 59-70, 2010.

3)     “Age Strengthening of Gray Iron – Kinetics Study;” V.L. Richards, T. V. Anish, S.N. Lekakh, D.C. Van Aken, and Wayne Nicola, International Journal of Metalcasting, v10, p 7-18, 2008.

4)     Prediction of Burn-on and Mould Penetration in Steel Casting Using Simulation,” B. E. Brooks, C. Beckermann and V. L. Richards, International Journal of Cast Metals Research,  v 20(4),  p 177-190, 2007.

5.     “Investigation of a Two-Stage Aqueous Reactor Design for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Using Steelmaking Slag,” S.N. Lekakh, D.G.C. Robertson, C.H. Rawlins, V.L. Richards, and K.D. Peaslee, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 39B(3) June 2008, p 484-492.

6)      “Kinetics of Aqueous Leaching and Carbonization of Steelmaking Slag,” S.N. Lekakh, C.H. Rawlins, D.G.C. Robertson, V.L. Richards, and K.D. Peaslee, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, v 39B,  Feb. 2008, p 125-134.


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