Manufacturing processes such as fusion and power beam welding, solid-state joining, and heat treatments are extensively used in industry to produce, assemble, or repair parts and components. Oftentimes, materials and large fabrications require careful control of the heat input and thermal profiles to avoid issues such related to distortion, excessive (or insufficient relaxation of) residual stresses, high hardness welds, and poor fit-up.
Numerical Modelling and Optimisation at TWI
The Numerical Modelling and Optimisation Section at TWI supports industry with a range of computational engineering capabilities from finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), to Machine Learning and High Performance Computing. The modelling group supports projects ranging from long-term R&D to short-term consultancy activities with bespoke numerical and mathematical models but also with client-customised software development.