Closely related to the Ecole des Mines de Paris, a leading french engineering university, Transvalor is naturally often implicated in research projects at the french national level, with numerous large-scale industrial participants. From these projects, Transvalor has not only gained technological benefits, but also a deep insight on industrial needs and constraints.
FLUOFAB - since 2019
FLUOFAB is a project on the modeling of the flow forming process of thick plates for the space industry. It brings together a consortium of four partners: the CNIM group, equipment manufacturer and specialist in defense, energy and high technology, the CEMEF, academic laboratory that launched the thesis of this project, Transvalor for the simulation of the flow forming process and HD Technology for intelligent process tracking. FLUOFAB has received 2.8 million euros in funding from Bpifrance. Learn more here.
ANR Chair Digimu – since 2017
Development of a unified modeling dedicated to multiscale simulation of microstructure evolution thanks to a new very promising full fileld FE approach and industrialization of the outcome of that work in the form of a FE software package called DIGIMU®. Modeling of recrystallization (ReX) and grain growth (GG), prediction of abnormal grain growth (AGG) and modeling of solid-solid phase transformations (SSPT) are mainly aimed. Partners: AREVA-NP / ASCOMETAL / SAFRAN / ArcelorMittal Industeel / Aubert&Duval / CEA DAM Valduc / Armines / Transvalor
FUI SOFT-DEFIS - since 2017
The SOFT-DEFIS project aims to optimize the quality of ingots (structure, chemical homogeneity and compactness) especially by the addition of certain chemical elements or by external stresses during casting operations (germination-growth mechanism, size of solidification structures) in order to obtain the best manufacturing conditions in a timely manner optimized and thus capitalize the know-how of the members of the consortium. Partners: Ascometal / APERAM / Université de Lorraine IJL / SCC / Affival, ArcelorMittal Industeel et Maizière / Aubert&Duval / Armines / Transvalor / IXTREM
FORGE® STATIONNAIRE - since 2015
The general objective of the project is to further develop a stationary version of the FORGE® software dedicated to rolling and extrusion processes. Partners: Cemef / Transvalor / ArcelorMittal / AREVA / LISI Aerospace / Vallourec / Ugitech
FUI COMCEPT - since 2015
This project aims to optimize the production of steel alloys with very high added value by working on the reduction of inclusions that may be present at the end of solidification. The presence of cover powder, more commonly known as "cushions", is often the cause of these inclusions. The ambitious goal of this project is to propose an industrial tool for predicting the behavior of liquid cushions/metal taking into account the conditions of the casting process (commercialized numerical simulation tool) in order to reduce the cost and the time of high-value parts manufacturing in the nuclear and renewable energy industries. This represents a very important issue for French steelmakers which would allow them to stand out from other producers. Partners: Ascometal / APERAM / S&B / SCC / FILAB / ArcelorMittal / Aubert&Duval / Industeel / Armines / Transvalor
FUI-Definit - 2013-2017
The NIT Challenge project is funded by the FUI (Fond Unique Interministériel) and was initiated to make deep nitriding a reliable and robust heat treatment process for critical mechanical parts. To achieve this objective, two innovative actions have been developed: - a high-performance deep nitriding treatment whose specification will be established to be applicable to all mechanical sectors, - a reliable simulation tool that will make it possible to understand the process interactions / product and thereby reduce development cycles. Partners: ARTS (Association de Recherche Technologies & Sciences/ Arts & Métiers ParisTech Aix-en-Provence/ AIRBUS Helicopters/ RENAULT Sport F1/ BODYCOTE/ Transvalor/ Pole Pegase
DEFISURF- from 2012 to 2016
The aim of the French National Research Agency’s project is to improve the coupling between designing and manufacturing of the forged parts. The objective is to integrate, since the forming stage, the consequences of the defects and the surface microstructural heterogeneities in the design of the industrial parts forged in such a way to better master and predict the in-service mechanical strength. Partners: CEMEF de Mines ParisTech/ ENSAM CR ANGERS Arts et Métiers ParisTech/ Ateliers des Janves/ CETIM/ GEVELOT EXTRUSION/ MATEIS INSA Lyon/ RENAULT SAS/ Transvalor
FLUOTI- from 2011 to 2015
FLUOTI is a project of the French National Research Agency (ANR). The main objective is the simulation of the spin forming process of TA6V titanium at room temperature to produce long tubes by successive work hardening and local large deformation stages. Partners: ROXEL France/ TIMET SAVOIE/ CEMEF Mines ParisTech / Transvalor.
OPTIPRO-INDUX- from 2011 to 2015
OPTIPRO-INDUX is a project of the French National Research Agency. The objective is to allow the weight reduction of mechanical parts highly solicited (typically crankshaft) by locally optimizing properties distribution (hardness, ductility) thanks to the use of induction heating coupled with quenching. Partners: Ecole des Mines/ ASCOMETAL/ EFD INDUCTION/ PCA PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILE SA/ EDF/ Transvalor.
COSINUS-REALISTIC- from 2010 to 2014
With COSINUS-REALISTIC, the aim of the French National Research Agency is to allow the heating calculation of several parts in a furnace. With this project, the strategy is to use a global mesh of the entire domain (eg: parts and furnace) and to have a global resolution on the whole heat equation coupled with the fluids mechanics. Partners: CEMEF/ AREVA Creusot Forge/ INDUSTEEL-ARCELORMITTAL/ SNECMA/ AUBERT&DUVAL/ Sciences Computers Consultants/ Transvalor.
THERMIDE - from 2008 to 2012
Processes effect of forming and thermal treatments associated on us property and geometry of metallic parts for industry. Partners: CREUSOT FORGE / INDUSTEEL / Transvalor / CEA / SERAM / ARMINES / CEMEF
CRACRACKS - from 2008 to 2011
Concerted Research for Analysis of CRACK phenomena during solidification of steels. Partners: Association Recherche et Développement Méthodes & Processus Industriels / ASCOMETAL CREAS / INDUSTEEL ARCELOR MITTAL / ARCELOR RESEARCH SA / Centre Technique des Industries de la Fonderie / Transvalor SA / CENTRE ENSEIGNEMENT RECHERCHE ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS
MATELEC - from 2007 to 2010
Processes optimisation of materials heating by electromagnetic way. Partners: ARMINES CEMEF / AUBERT ET DUVAL / EDF / EFD INDUCTION / CEMEF
LOGIC - from 2007 to 2010
Optimization software of convivial and integrated range. Partners: Transvalor /ASCOMETAL CREAS / ARMINES / GEVELOT EXTRUSION / ATELIERS DE LA HAUTE GARONNE / INDUSTEEL / SETFORGE / TREFIL EUROPE / BOLLHOFF OTTALU / CETIM / FORGES DE COURCELLES /ATELIER DES JANVES
MONA LISA - from 2007 to 2010
The Monalisa project was initiated in early 2007. It aims to supply an effective solution for sizing fastening systems. The theoretical principle is to apply a loading condition onto the fastener taking in account the eventual stress distribution due to prior stages. The project focused initially on process like riveting, screwing, clinching. The project involves three main partners: the Cetim providing deep knowledge of the process, the Cemef/MinesParistech providing well-established scientific expertise and Transvalor as fully-recognized software editor dedicated to mechanical engineering and material processing. Partners: CETIM / ARMINES CEMEF / Transvalor
OPTIFORGE - from 2006 to 2009
Integration of set up stage in the proportioning of forged industrial parts. Partners: ARMINES / ASCOMETAL /ASCOFORGE SAFE / INSA DE LYON / PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES / SERAM /SETFORGE / Transvalor / CETIM
OPTIMAT - from 2002 to 2005
Optimization of processes of material transformation - RNTL project. Project OPTIMAT aims to help to design products with determined properties, as well from the geometric point of view as from the microstructural point of view, or its properties in service. Numerical techniques of optimization coupled with simulation software of material forming will be used. Partners: CEMEF, ENSAM Angers, Institut Supérieur de la Conception (associated to UTC), ENSMP Besançon, MECALOG, Transvalor and DEVILLE S.A., AUBERT ET DUVAL, AMIS-SIFCOR, PSA.
SIMULFORGE - from 2001 to 2005
The SIMULFORGE project, developed by the CETIM, gathers sixteen forging companies and Transvalor with the following three main objectives: 1) to enlarge the scope of the simulation in order to be able to simulate the whole manufacturing project (heating, forging, blanking, cooling, heat treatment). 2) To be able to predict the metallurgical status of the part at the end of the manufacturing. 3) To disseminate the use of the forging simulation among SME’s. To achieve the two first goals, twenty PhD or Post-Doctoral studies are going to be launched in six different laboratories. A specific care is given to heat treatment, trimming and rupture simulation. The third point has been addressed by completely redesigning the Graphical User Interface using the concept of virtual forging shop.
OSC - from 2000 to 2004
Optimization of foundry casting systems. The OSC project gathers casting companies, research laboratories and Independent Software Vendors including Transvalor. Within this project the existing 3D FEM software THERCAST which is already able to compute the coupled thermomechanical analysis of the metal cooling in a set of dies will be completed by a filling module. In order to better predict the quality of the final part, metallurgical segregation and defect prediction will be added in both filling and cooling modules. Partners : Aubert & Duval, Creusot-Loire Industrie, CTIF, Erasteel, PSA, Fonderie de l'Atlantique, Cemef, LSG2M (Ecole des Mines de NANCY), L3S (Ecole polytechnique de GRENOBLE), Transvalor.
ACR2 - from 1996 to 2000
The goal of the ACR2 project is to develop and industrialize numerical modelling tools to simulate the forging of arbitrarily shaped parts. This action is taken in order to favor the evolution of the trade towards a key technology which can provide an objective insight on the major mechanisms involved in forging. Transvalor products have greatly been enriched by the participation in this project. Specific industrial needs are fulfilled within this large framework and integrated in our software. Partners : ASCOFORGE Estamfor, ASCOFORGE Safe, AUBERT & DUVAL, CEMEF, CETIM, CEZUS, C.L.I., ECOLE DES MINES Albi, ECOLE DES MINES Nancy, ENSAM Angers, FORTECH, GIAT, INSA Lyon, IRSID-CREAS, ISITEM Nantes, LYCEE Marie CURIE Nogent, MANOIR Industries, PSA, RENAULTS SA, RENAULT V.I., SETFORGE, SIFCOR, SNECMA, SNR Roulements, Transvalor, U. VALENCIENNES
GPI Fonderie - from 1995 to 1999
As its name suggests, this project has an innovative goal. The subject is the study of the simulation of the foundry process. Within the scope of the project, three existing software, namely R2, SOLID and THERCAST®, were to be improved and merged into one industrially usable 3D simulation tool of both the filling and cooling stages of the foundry process. Partners: ASCOMETAL, AUBERT & DUVAL, CEMEF, C.L.I., INPG L3S, INPL, PSA, S&CC, SERAM, Transvalor.