J. Phys. IV France
Volume 120, December 2004
Page(s) 35 - 44

J. Phys. IV France 120 (2004) 35-44

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004120003

Simulation of thermal processes: Solutions studied in the automotive industry

M. Plateau

PSA Peugeot Citroën, France

The aim of simulation for industry is reducing the cost of prototyping. Manufacturing of automotive parts uses thermal processes: heat treatment, welding, forging and casting. In some few applications, we succeed in having good results. But, nowadays, we cannot say we earn a lot of money thanks to simulation because the available tools are not completely adapted to our problematic and we have a large lack of data. That is the reason we work with other industries, schools and software producers.

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