Heat treatment and microstructure simulation

Predict and optimize thermo-mechanical processes

DEFORM simulates thermal, mechanical and metallurgical responses of parts during forming and heat treatment, including phase transformation and recrystallisation. Distortion, quench cracking and residual stresses can be predicted, together with phase volume fractions.

Combining forming and heat treatment simulation capabilities enables the modelling and optimization of cogging and other thermo-mechanical processes to develop homogenized, fine grained, recrystallized microstructures.

Heating processes can be optimised through batch furnace and induction heating solvers, where coil design, applied power and induction frequency may be varied. Microstructure evolution capabilities include both JMAK and CA (cellular automata) models to account for dynamic recrystallization, static recrystallization, metadynamic recrystallization and grain growth.

Heat treatment and microstructure simulation is available in the standalone DEFORM-HT system and as add-on module for DEFORM-2D and 3D forming software.

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Typical Heat Treatment Processes

  • Normalizing
  • Austenizing
  • Carburizing
  • Solution Treatments
  • Quenching
  • Tempering
  • Ageing
  • Stress Relieving

DEFORM simulates thermal, mechanical and metallurgical responses of parts during forming and heat treatment, including phase transformation and recrystallisation. Distortion, quench cracking and residual stresses can be predicted, together with phase volume fractions.

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