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You want to accelerate your product development. And you know the answer is multi-physical simulation and modeling.
You want accurate results.
But which solution is right for you?

VON ARDENNE is a leading provider of PVD coating equipment and technology. You can rely on our more than 60 years of experience in electron beam processes and 45 years in magnetron sputtering.

Due to this expertise, we have managed to supply over 500 vacuum coating systems to our customers all over the world. Their high performance and process quality was enabled by simulation-based product design.

And now you can benefit from this vast experience.

Every day, you're facing the challenge of staying ahead in your business. You are striving to be faster and more cost-efficient. It's our mission to create value by supporting you with industry-leading technology and process experience.

How? 

We can accelerate your product development and upgrade procedure by reducing the engineering effort with cutting-edge modelling and simulation. Thereby, you can plan your individual vacuum solution or conduct feasibility studies for upgrading a running system.
We have an outstanding expertise in multiscale simulation and have used it to feature highly optimized system performance and to ensure best process quality.

When will you use our expertise to your advantage?


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Dr. Georg Haasemann
Manager Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 151 5516 4006

 

 

ELECTROMAGNETICS AND PLASMA

ELECTROMAGNETIC SIMULATION

What?

Modeling of

  • Electric coils
  • Permanent magnets
  • Ferromagnetic materials with non-linear B-H curves and hystereses
  • DC and AC processes
  • Electrothermic coupling
  • Electromagnetic coupling

What for?

  • Electric and magnetic fields
  • Thermally induced deformation and stress
  • Forces and torques from electromagnetic fields
  • Skin effects and motion-induced eddy currents
  • Magnetization of materials

With what?

  • Ansys 
  • Comsol 
  • CST/Opera

Questions?

Dr. Georg Haasemann
Manager Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 151 5516 4006

 

Plasma Simulation

What?

  • Simulation of charge carriers (ions and electrons) under the influence of electric and magnetic fields
  • Development of low-pressure plasma in space

What for?

  • Influence of chamber geometry and orifices as well as eddy currents on plasma development
  • Course of an electron beam under the influence of the magnetic field
  • Intensity and distribution of back-scattered electrons of the electron beam
  • Optimization of sputter and etch processes

With what?

  • PICMC
  • Opera

Questions?

Dr. Georg Haasemann
Manager Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 151 5516 4006

 

Mechanics

Static

What?

  • Modelling of complex, geometric structures
  • Simulation of various strains
    • Continuous or variable external forces
    • Accelerations such as gravitational or seismic accelerations
    • Temperature shifts including thermal expansion or tensions
  • Simulation of interactions between objects
    • Screw connections
    • Frictionless contacts
  • Taking various material properties into consideration
    • Linearly and non-linearly elastic
    • Elastic-plastic
    • Viscoelastic
    • Isotropic and anisotropic
  • Coupling in multi-physical calculations

What for?

  • Calculation of deformations and tensions of structures
  • Structural optimization
    • Comparison of variants
    • Parametric optimization
    • Structural optimization for additive manufacturing
  • Quake protection of machines and plants
  • Coupling in multi-physical calculations

With what?

  • Ansys Mechanical

Questions?

Dr. Georg Haasemann
Manager Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 151 5516 4006

 

Dynamic

What?

Modeling and simulation with

  • Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Multi-body simulation (MBS)

The following are taken into consideration building on the possibilities of static simulation:

  • Time-varying loads and constraints
  • Inertia effects
  • Speed and acceleration-dependent behavior

What for?

  • Time-varying deformations and stresses in components
  • Matching stiffnesses and damping in case of dynamic stimuli
  • Speeds, accelerations and bearing forces in mechanisms

With what?

  • Ansys Mechanical
  • Matlab/Simscape

Questions?

Dr. Georg Haasemann
Manager Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 151 5516 4006

 

Strength & Weld Seams

What?

Evidence as per FKM

  • Static strength
  • Fatigue strength (N>104)
  • Endurance limit

What for?

Guideline-based strength verification for

  • Steel structures
  • Cast parts
  • Weld seams

With what?

  • Ansys - FKM Toolbox

Questions?

Dr. Georg Haasemann
Manager Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 151 5516 4006

 

FLOW (CFD) AND GAS FLOW (DSMC)

What?

  • Liquids and gases
  • Gases in molecular
  • Knudsen and viscous pressure range
  • Laminar and turbulent flows
  • Multi-phase flows
  • Buoyant flows
  • Heat transfer

What for?

  • Flow optimization, for example in cooling channels or tempering furnaces
  • Calculation and optimization of heat transfer coefficients
  • Mechanical loads on components due to flow
  • Speed distribution in flowing media
  • Pressure distribution and coating processes in vacuum chambers

With what?

  • Solver: Ansys CFX, ANSYS fluent, OpenFOAM, PICLas
  • Meshing: Ansys Meshing
  • Post-processing: CFX-Post, paraView

Questions?

Dr. Georg Haasemann
Manager Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 151 5516 4006

 

System Dynamics

What?

  • Modeling and simulation of dynamic processes
    • Integration and coupling of different physical processes
    • Mechanic
    • Thermal
    • Electrics
    • Electromagnetism
    • Hydraulics
    • Thermal fluid flow
    • Multi-phase fluid flow
    • Gas flow
    • Vacuum
  • Programming of libraries for the
    • implementation of special physical processes
    • creation of user-specific elements
  • Development of standalone applications with
    • integrated dynamic models
    • variable parameters
    • custom GUI

 

 

What for?

  • Investigation and optimization of dynamic processes, such as
    • The motion sequence of mechanisms/robots
    • The course of pressure in the hydraulic systems
    • The development of the fluid temperature in cooling systems
    • The pump-down behavior with different vacuum pumps
  • Development of suitable control models and their parameters
  • Provision of independent applications for independent calculations

With what?

  • Simulink and Simscape

Questions?

Dr. Georg Haasemann
Manager Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 151 5516 4006

 

Thermal

What?

  • Stationary and transient thermal processes
  • Simulation of heat transfer through
    • Free and forced convection
    • Heat radiation
    • Thermal conduction of non-linear and anisotrophic material
  • Modeling of complex structures, including
    • Heater
    • Radiant sheets
    • Coolers
  • Physical interactions, such as
    • Thermal expansion
    • Heat development from electric current
    • Thermal lift of air

What for?

  • Temperature distribution in machines with heat source and cooling
  • Calculation of heat-up processes with temperature curves and maximum achievable temperatures
  • Adaptation of the heater arrangement and design to optimize the temperature homogeneity

With what?

  • Ansys
  • Simulink and Simscape

Questions?

Dr. Georg Haasemann
Manager Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 151 5516 4006

 

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