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Numerical simulation to answer aerospace challenges

Aerospace components producers face the challenges of designing, testing and delivering their products on-time and on-budget together with producing parts complying with the in-use properties requirements.

Since the beginning, Transvalor has been working closely with major European engine and aerospace components producers to develop an advanced simulation solution for high technology components.

 

Your main challenges

We help you with getting a head start in a highly technological sector

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Design components with high tech materials

You have to design parts from high tech materials (stainless steel, titanium alloy, superalloys) to guarantee high performances, in particular mechanical properties at high temperatures.

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Master metallurgy

You want to master the metallurgical evolutions and assure the control of the microstructure. It is important to predict grain size evolutions, simulate processes with directional solidification, anticipate mechanical properties under in-use conditions and limit the costs of non-destructive testing (NDT).

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Reduce weight to meet environmental requirements

To meet the requirements to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, intensify the development of ever lighter components by favoring non-ferrous alloys as well as composite materials.

We meet your challenges

Every type of production presents its own challenges and we are here to provide specific answers to your different trades.

For forged components

FORGE® is used with success by aeronautical parts producers worldwide for the conception and manufacturing of the components such as turbine discs and blades, fuselage parts, undercarriages, tubes, fastening systems, rivets, etc.

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FORGE® is a simulation software dedicated to hot, warm and cold forging processes. It is a worldwide recognized reference solution to simulate the deformation sequences for all the stamped and closed-die parts.

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COLDFORM® is the simulation software dedicated to cold forming. It is particularly suitable for the study of ranges for fasteners as well as for mechanical assemblies (riveting, clinching, etc.). Designed on the basis of FORGE® software, it benefits from exactly the 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 of the competition with a more reliable prediction capacity for all the defaults (shrinkage, porosity, cracks, …)
An ideal complement before non-destructive testing. THERCAST® also exploits the automaton cellular model (CAFE)  to predict grain structure evolutions (growth and orientation), this being fundamental for the manufacturing of parts like monocrystalline turbine blades.

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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.

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For microstructure evolution

Transvalor proposes an industrial solution to simulate on a mesoscopic scale, to say at the grain scale, the microstructural evolutions during metal forming processes. DIGIMU® is a software from research projects, carried out since more than ten years together with the CEMEF laboratory from Mines ParisTech and in collaboration with numerous industrial players. 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.

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DIGIMU® is a software devoted to the prediction of microstructural evolutions occuring 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, tempering ...) as well as surface heat treatments (case hardening, nitriding ...). In addition, the software has an electromagnetic solver to couple all physical phenomena and effectively simulate induction quenching.

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SIMHEAT® makes it possible to simulate the thermal treatment processes of metal alloys and to have a precise vision of the distortions observed on the parts, residual stresses and microstructural changes. The software provides complete coupling between thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic and metallurgical phenomena.

Testimonial Otto Fuchs KG

Challenge

Optimization of processes before going into production.

Solution

Modeling and monitoring the flow of non-ferrous metal material with FORGE®. 

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Testimonial

“The great flexibility of the software allows a personalized programming so that new process ideas can be easily and quickly integrated into the software. This gives Otto Fuchs a strategic advantage in the aeronautics and automotive fields.”

Mauricio  Santanella, FEM-Analysis & Forging Simulation, Germany