New version of our forging simulation software, FORGE® NxT 3.0
From our users recommendations, we have developed and integrated new innovative features in FORGE® NxT 3.0, a new version released in March 2019.
Among the main features and improvements of this version, FORGE® NxT 3.0 includes:
- Improvement of computation time: Many improvements have been made at different levels, allowing the reduction of CPU time:
- Improvement of mesh quality
- Computation time of sensors divided by 8: Ideal for projects with many sensors, particle transport ...
- Acceleration of partitioning: Computation time of partitioning reduced to 90% (on average)
- Enhancement of the mesh adaptation: More accurate meshing especially in contact zones and for the shape of the part after cutting, for a similar number of nodes.
- Improvement of cutting and shearing processes: The cutting surface is cleaned and smoothed and then, transferred to the subsequent chain of simulations, without mesh problems resulting from cutting.
- New analysis models for heat treatment of aluminium alloys:
- For quenching : Quench Factor Analysis (QFA) standard (for fast quenching) and improved Quench Factor Analysis (for slow quenching)
- For artificial aging : Shercliff-Ashby model enables to simulate the precipitation hardening treatment of aluminium alloys.
- Introduction of forming limit diagrams: The analysis of the deformation state of thin metal sheets has been improved and it is now possible to determine the risk of cracks.
- Supplied quench curves: Thermal exchanges and their variations during quenching are better considered and better expressed thanks to the generation of curves of drasticity. To get these curves, a material database of our scientific partner Quaker Houghton has been integrated. Each file is provided with its description and comparison with the experimental curves.
- Management of multi-materials interfaces: The interfaces between each layer are generated with more precision for 2D but also for 3D.
- Simplified results transfer from THERCAST® to FORGE®: In order to simplify the interoperability between software (e. g. porosity fraction, macrosegregation map), FORGE® automatically detects data from THERCAST® files when they are imported into FORGE®.
- Implementation of electrically assisted processes:
- Electric upsetting process : Possibility to simulate in 2D and in 3D
- Magnetic Pulse Forming: Consideration of Lorentz forces
- Introduction of a computation manager: This new system enables you to manage the launching of several simulations into a batch. You will now be able to use the interface to define your user solvers or your remote machines and clusters.
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