Engineering Simulation Solutions for Metals

Worldwide demand for engineering materials has steadily increased over recent years with the emerging global economies. Simultaneously, environmental concerns have put the spotlight on all manufacturing processes. Engineering metals claim a relatively better record of being earth-friendly while better satisfying the global demand of the end user compared to many polymers or other traditional materials. However, energy demands and process economics of metals are under unprecedented pressure globally. The importance of simulation driven process and product design (SDPD) and optimization has attained an all-time high in the marketplace to meet the demands of time, price, sustainability and quality pressures.

Technology solution platforms from ANSYS are used across the board in the entire supply chain of the diverse metals industry:

  • Mining and mineral preparation: Conveying, separation process, sintering, fume extraction, flotation, leaching, hydrometallurgy, kiln operations, heat recovery, cyclones
  • Primary process: (blast furnaces, LD, EAF, Hall cells, inert anode, calcination, electrolysis retorts, electrowinning
  • Secondary process: continuous casting, tundishes, SEN ARS, LF, VD, remelting, oxygen-free, crystal growth, ESR, PAM)•Shaping process: casting, rolling, forging, extrusion, DC casting, rolling
  • Productization: forging, hydro-forming, machining, stamping electroplating, welding, CVD, PVD, spray forming•Structural behavior of metals: iron & steel, aluminum, zinc, magnesium, copper, precious metals, super-alloys (Ti / Ni), Si

Most leading engineering and technology centers in the metals and materials industry take advantage of engineering simulation tools. Areas of application include developing process improvements, debugging, optimization, understanding, and fostering clean and environmentally benign manufacturing (EBM). ANSYS brings comprehensive multiphysics solutions to the industry through advanced technology, such as fluid dynamics, mechanical modeling, fluid structure interaction, electromagnetics and optimization, in an adaptive architecture.