What you get

Residual Distortions

Virfac® predicts the distortions encountered by the workpiece due to manufacturing and helps optimize the processes.

Residual Stresses

Virfac® predicts the level of residual stresses and helps to calculate the in-service fatigue life of the manufactured part.

Metallurgy and Quality

Virfac® predicts the material quality of the manufactured component.

Virfac® Products Matrix

Innovative Programming Technologies

Virfac® is powered by three different solvers: Morfeo (CPU), JWELD (CPU) and Barracuda (GPU). The latter are based on state of the art software development technologies and innovative numerical methods.

Massively Parallel Computation

Parallelism in Morfeo was designed early in the development, providing a highly scalable distributed parallel simulation tool. Morfeo is usually run on high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure such as clustered (DMP) or shared-memory multiprocessors (SMP) systems.

The X-FEM Technology

Another major advantage of Morfeo is the extended Finite element method (X-FEM) implemented at conception. Combined with the Level-Set technique, this method offers many innovative and unique perspectives in the simulation of crack propagation as well as machining and additive manufacturing.

Virfac® v1.4.1 FE Features

  • Powered by Morfeo v2.7.1 solver
  • Massively Parallel Solver (Distributed and Shared Memory)
  • Staggered Thermo-Mechanical Coupling (Displacement)
  • Staggered Thermo-Fluid Coupling (Velocity/Pressure)
  • Weak and Strong Metallurgical coupling
  • Native XFEM Technology and level-sets
  • Eulerian, Lagrangian and Updated Lagrangian Formulations
  • Constant, Cyclic and Periodic Dirichlet Boundary Conditions
  • Specific Manufacturing Neumann-type Boundary Conditions
  • Elasticity, Elasto-Plasticity, Viscoplasticity and Elasto-Viscoplasticy
  • Adaptive Remeshing
  • Adaptive, Variable and Field Controlled Time Stepping
  • Mechanical and Thermal Contact Management