December 14, 2023
December 14, 2023


Numerical simulation of induction hardening of ferromagnetic parts.

CIE Galfor

Mechanics and Mechatronics

Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of the thermo-electromagnetic-metallurgical behavior of an inductor-part system during the heating stage.

  • To develop a simulation tool allowing to calculate the electromagnetic fields and the induced currents on the part, the temperature profile along the time and the evolution of the different material phases during the heating cycle.
  • To determine the influence on the results of geometric and operation parameters.
  • To Predict, from the previous results, the inductor geometry that best suits the shape of the part to be hardened.
  • Mathematical modeling of coupled multiphysics phenomena.
  • Partial differential equations, ordinary differential equations.
  • Computational methods: finite element method (FEM), Newton’s method, implicit Euler’s method, curve fitting.
  • Computer codes: Flux2D®, Code-Aster, FEniCS, Python.

The numerical simulation is used as an innovation tool in the design process of induction hardening of ferromagnetic parts.

Development of a free software tool that allows the numerical simulation of the process improving the performance and reliability of the system while reducing costs.

Stichting European Service Network of Mathematics For Industry and Innovation.

5052 Goirle, Netherlands