Numeric simulation: Perfectly planned from start to finish.

Many applications present huge challenges, even to our products. They have to withstand ever greater process temperatures or extreme stresses over long periods of time without any failures.

As early as the planning phase, numeric simulation methods help in analyzing the subsequent behavior of our components under operational conditions. A dedicated team of simulation experts ensures that our refractory metal components reliably meet our customers' requirements over their entire service life.

Simulation methods are used when dimensioning components used in high-temperature furnaces, for instance.

One example: One of our customers intends to load a charge carrier with components weighing a total of 20 tonnes and heat-treat them at extremely high temperatures of more than 1250°C. The charge carriers that have been available to date are unable to withstand such conditions. Clearly a job for us: We examined a number of different design modifications with our thermo-mechanical simulations and finally developed a new product together with the customer.

The animation below shows the creep distortion of the charge carrier over the first weeks of operation:

And we are also able to help in the field of power transmission. Here you can see a simulation of the chattering behavior of a contact tulip on closing. The right combination of materials and design geometry allows us to optimize the chattering behavior and thus significantly reduce arcing:

The simulation shows the change to the chattering behavior of a switching contact tulip at different closing speeds.

Speed left: 4 m/s, speed right 6 m/s.
Interval: 25 milliseconds in each case

There are plenty of applications for numeric analysis.

Whether it be for x-ray targets and stationary anodes, hot runner nozzles in plastics production, heating systems for LED production, components for manufacturing sapphire glass in the field of laser optics and semiconductor industry, or for your product as well: Numeric simulation methods such as the Finite Element Method, the Finite Volume Method and the Discrete Element Method, coupled with our expertise in powder metallurgy, forming technology, and coating and joining make it possible to develop components that are subject to extreme stress at a reasonable cost.

In other words, our numeric analyses keep down the costs of customer applications, or, indeed, bring them into the realms of possibility.

Are you facing a technical challenge?
Our simulation methods will undoubtedly allow us to find an innovative solution. The Plansee simulation team is looking forward to helping you!