Heat Threat Simulation Software
State-of-the-Art in heat treatment simulation software, promoting improved component and process design in heat treatment. DANTE heat treatment simulation software is a coupled thermal, carbon diffusion, solid mechanics finite element based program for heat treatment simulation of steel parts. Engineers can use DANTE to predict the residual stress state in a given part after heat treatment, the evolution and final volume fractions of metallurgical phases, hardness, and part distortion. The DANTE analysis tool couples a multiphase material constitutive model directly with diffusive and martensitic phase transformation kinetics models. For use by metallurgists, process engineers, heat treaters and designers, the heat treatment simulation capabilities of DANTE include heating, carburization, immersion quenching, gas quenching, spray quenching, press or fixtured quenching, and tempering. Additionally, the system is interfaced to popular pre and post processors.
Process Design & Predictions
The utility tools outlined below can be used to design or predict a process recipe given specific material and processing parameters. Diffusion and hardening processes can be modeled.
VCarb is used to design the Boost/Diffuse schedules of a low pressure (vacuum) carburization process according to the specified case depth and surface carbon. VCarb can also predict the carbon profile in terms of depth for a user specified Boost/Diffuse schedule.
MatSim is a powerful utility that predicts temperature, hardness, volume fractions of phases, and strain for any heating/quenching process. Heating/quenching schedules can be supplied as time-temperature tabular data or rate-temperature-time tabular data.
GCarb is used to design the time needed in a gas carburization process to reach a desired case depth by specifying the carbon potential. GCarb can also predict the carbon profile in terms of depth for a user specified gas carburization schedule.
GNitro is used to design the time needed in a gas nitriding process to reach a desired case depth by specifying the nitrogen potential. GNitro can also predict the nitrogen profile in terms of depth for a user specified gas nitriding schedule.
The utility tools outlined below can be used to predict material behavior, particularly hardenability, or be used to fit experimental data to the DANTE model parameters.
TTTGen is used to generate TTT and CCT curves for steel alloys in the DANTE material database.
CHTGen is used to generate continuous heating curves for steel alloys in the DANTE material database.
Jominy Predictor is used to predict the hardness and microstructural profiles of a Jominy bar made of steel alloys contained in the DANTE material database.
DI Predictor is used to predict the ideal diameter of steel alloys contained in the DANTE material database.