Secat has the capability to provide modeling of both the aluminum product and the process by which it is made. The modeling capabilities at Secat rely on industry proven methods such as the finite element method (FEM), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and the CALPHAD method to understand, compare, and predict changes within the product or process for improved results.
The advantage in modeling is in the ability to observe the product or process in a way that is physically not possible. Customers have utilized Secat’s modeling expertise to validate improvements to melting furnace burners, changes to furnace layouts for improved molten flow, and to better understand ingot casting parameters on ingot cracking to name a few. Customers have also been able to pose hypothetical changes that help to steer the development process in an efficient way prior to implementing changes. Below are the modeling packages available at Secat.