Induction Heat Treatment

S. Andrietti

This paper describes an innovative feature in Forge. The new Induction Heating module.
Induction heating is used either for initial heating or for heat treatment purposes. With TRANSVALOR FORGE embedded induction heating solution, temperature distribution during heating can be predicted as well as mechanical fields and, more importantly, metallurgy evolution. It is a step ahead in simulating the entire production line processes, thus increasing the accuracy of the simulation results.
This new feature is available for any type of workpiece, regardless of geometry complexity. The setup remains easy thanks to a powerful meshing procedure insuring coincidence between the components, the inductors and the air meshes. The capability of TRANSVALOR FORGE induction heating solution will be illustrated throughout customer case studies that are presented.