Aerospace

Virtual engineering to answer aerospace challenges

FOR FORGED COMPONENTS

Transvalor virtual engineering solutions are used with tremendous success by aeronautical parts producers worldwide for the conception and manufacturing of components such as turbine discs and blades, fuselage parts, undercarriages, tubes, fastening systems, rivets, etc.

FORGE® is a simulation software dedicated to hot, warm and cold forging processes.

FOR FORGED COMPONENTS

COLDFORM® is a simulation software dedicated to cold forming. It is best used for the study of ranges for fasteners and mechanical assemblies (riveting, clinching, etc.). Designed on the basis of FORGE® software, it has the exact same level of reliability and robustness.

FOR CASTED COMPONENTS

Transvalor proposes an innovative simulation solution for metal foundry casting. THERCAST® simulates all molding technologies including low pressure die casting, high pressure die casting, investment casting. The software distinguishes itself from the competition with a more reliable prediction capacity for all the defaults (shrinkage, porosity, cracks, etc.).

THERCAST® is an ideal complement before non-destructive testing as it exploits the automaton cellular model (CAFE) to predict grain structure evolutions (growth and orientation). This is fundamental for the manufacturing of parts like monocrystalline turbine blades. THERCAST® is a software dedicated to the simulation of continuous casting processes, ingot casting and foundry processes.

FOR MICROSTRUCTURE EVOLUTION

Transvalor offers an industrial solution to simulate on a mesoscopic scale. It predicts, at the grain scale, the microstructural evolutions during metal forming processes. DIGIMU® works on Representative Elementary Volume (REV) and generates digital polycrystalline microstructure representative of heterogeneities of the material. It is based on a full-field approach to simulate local and homogeneous phenomena that cannot be captured by higher order models.

DIGIMU® is a software devoted to the prediction of microstructural evolutions occurring during thermomechanical processes and heat treatment of metallic alloys.

FOR HEAT TREATMENT OF METAL PARTS

Transvalor offers its SIMHEAT® simulation solution dedicated to heat treatment for a wide range of metal alloys. For aeronautical components such as mechanical power transmission systems, the heat treatment step is essential to ensure mechanical properties in accordance with customer requirements. SIMHEAT® makes it possible to address both heat treatments in the mass (quenching, annealing, and tempering as well as surface heat treatments (case hardening, and nitriding. In addition, the software has an electromagnetic solver to couple all physical phenomena and effectively simulate induction quenching.

SIMHEAT® simulates the heat treatment processes of metal alloys. It provides a clear vision of the observed distortions on parts, residual stresses and microstructural evolution. It will help resolve the welded joint mechanical strength problems.

Our company has been using simulation software since 2000 and we originally worked with another provider, but we were disappointed with the accuracy of the results. We found a reliable partner with Transvalor Americas. We needed to reduce the amount of time to verify designs, optimize raw material and increase die life. FORGE® not only provides our team with accurate results and cluster capabilities needed but the software has become an integral part of our design flow.

Our team found value in the training as the sessions were customized to our processes and the Transvalor team helped us to understand best practices and the results. They are committed to your business and even worked with our IT department to answer set-up questions and provided hardware recommendations. One of the major obstacles in implementing simulation, or anything new, is the learning curve for the organization and new users. By partnering with Transvalor Americas, your team can learn how to best use the software effectively and in turn, get the results you need and the efficiency to ensure you stay competitive.

Ramon Navarro, Tool Design Manager at Aluminum Precision Products