Thermomechanical Industrial Processes

Modeling and Numerical Simulation

Thermomechanical Industrial Processes

Edited by

Jean-Michel Bergheau, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne, France

ISBN : 9781848213586

Publication Date : January 2014

Hardcover 464 pp

170.00 USD



The numerical simulation of manufacturing processes and their mechanical consequences is of growing interest in industry. In the context of globalization, competition between industrial companies demands the development of products at increasingly reduced speed and cost. The control of manufacturing industrial processes often determines the quality of the products and thus constitutes an essential factor for success. However, such simulations require the modeling of couplings between several physical phenomena such as heat transfer, material transformations and solid or fluid mechanics, as well as adapting to numerical methodologies.

This book gathers the state of the art in industrial simulation processes, presenting an overview on the numerical simulation of welding, friction stir welding, material removal processes, sintering, surface mechanical treatments, cold spray and the infusion-based composite process. The reader will find details about the physical phenomena taken into account, numerical methodologies employed for the simulation, and current results and insights.

This book has been written by a group of researchers who have been working together in this field for more than 12 years. It is useful for both those active in industry and those studying the numerical methods applied to multiphysics problems encountered in manufacturing processes.


1. Industrial Challenges Where Computational Welding Mechanics Becomes an Engineering Tool, Vincent Robin.
2. Laser and Electron Beam Welding of 6xxx Series Aluminum Alloys – On Some Thermal, Mechanical and Metallurgical Aspects, Daniel Nélias, Muhammad Zain-ul-abdein and Daniel Maisonnette.
3. Finite Element Modeling of Friction Stir Welding, Eric Feulvarch, Jean-Christophe Roux and Jean-Michel Bergheau.
4. Material Removal Processes by Cutting and Abrasion: Numerical Methodologies, Present Results and Insights, Hédi Hamdi, Frédéric Valiorgue and Tarek Mabrouki.
5. Finite Element Approach to the Sintering Process at the Grain Scale, Bruchon and Daniel Pino Munoz.
6. Scratch-Based Residual Stress Field by Scratch-Based Surface Mechanical Treatments (Superfinishing, Polishing and Roller Burnishing), Guillaume Kermouche.
7. Simulation of the Cold Spray Deposition Process for Aluminum and Copper using Lagrangian, ALE and CEL Methods, Daniel Nélias, Jing Xie, Hélène Walter-Le Berre, Yuji Ichikawa and Kazuhiro Ogawa.
8. Fluid/Solid/Porous Multiphysics Couplings for Modeling Infusion-Based Processing of Polymer Composites, Sylvain Drapier.

About the authors/editors

Jean-Michel Bergheau is presently Director of Research at Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE) and is head of the Computational Mechanics research group of the Laboratory of Tribology and Systems Dynamics (LTDS, in France). His research interests concern the modeling of coupled physical phenomena applied to the numerical simulation of manufacturing processes such as welding, heat treatment and machining, and the understanding of the mechanical phenomena involved in interfaces.