Energy

Numerical simulation for the energy sector

FOR FORGED COMPONENTS

FORGE® is the virtual engineering solution of choice for the energy sector. A large range of components can be simulated including pinions, gears, petroleum sector steel tubes, wind sector rolled wings, and other forged shafts.

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

FOR CASTED COMPONENTS

THERCAST® is perfectly suited to the requirements of energy sector foundries for any metal used (steel, stainless steel, grey cast iron, lamellar graphite cast iron, ductile cast iron, etc.). The software simulates all types of casting technologies including sand casting, shell mold gravity casting, centrifugal casting. These are generally recommended for the manufacture of large parts such as valve bodies for the oil and offshore sector.

THERCAST® has many specific functionalities for ingot casting such as air gap prediction or voids and exothermic powders simulation. Air gap dynamic detection is essential because this phenomenon can be the cause of many internal or surface defects.

One of the key advantages of THERCAST® is its ability to simulate each step of your casting process and offer a complete simulation from the casting to the forging. This is achieved by coupling two Transvalor codes, THERCAST® and FORGE®, which share the same architecture and data management. Results at the end of the casting process can be tracked during the subsequent forging operations. You can follow the segregation evolution and the porosities closing rate to decide the best manufacturing process according to the open-die forging or ring rolling sequences.

THERCAST® is a software dedicated to foundry casting with whatever molding technology is used. It is particularly effective for studying molds with directed solidification as well as investment casting

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 it 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 massive or large parts, the heat treatment stage is overriding to ensure the expected mechanical properties while controlling distortion phenomena.
SIMHEAT® makes it possible to address both heat treatments in the mass (quenching, annealing, tempering, etc.) and surface heat treatments (carburizing, nitriding, etc.).

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 mechanical strength of welded joint problems.