Finite Element Method

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Thermal Process Modeling to Save Energy

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Authors: V. Mendoza, J. Gonzalez

Topics: energy consumption, finite element method

Vertical: Primary Metal

Organizations: Carpenter Technology

The thermal schedule for heating workpieces is often determined by simple rules and experience in industrial production. Thus, a finite element method (FEM) based simulation of heating ingots in heat treatment furnaces is of great importance to thermal optimization. FEM modeling allows for the prediction and control of temperature uniformity — and ultimately microstructure, residual stresses, workpiece properties, and reducing energy consumption.

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