We characterize and model heat transfer to help you improve your materials, products and manufacturing processes.
Measuring and simulating heat transfers to improve the thermal performance of your product or process is the heart of our expertise. Thanks to tests, analyzes and simulation performed at the level of the constituent, the material or the final product, we guide you in your choices and in the optimization of your forming processes.
Depending on the requirements of your projects or issues, our experts can characterize your products, design original test benches, imagine tailor-made instrumentation campaigns in the laboratory or on site and develop specific simulation tools.
Equipped with a wide range of thermal characterization devices, either commercial instruments or specifically developed experimental benches, our engineers take care to characterize the thermal properties of your solid and liquid materials under the closest conditions of your process, according to actual conditions of manufacture and use of your products.
Rheology and degradation
We offer solutions for modeling heat transfer on processes, taking into account possible couplings with other physics. Our modeling expertise, combined with our thermal experience, allows to size, understand, or even optimize your industrial processes.
Sizing and design assistance
Understand thermal phenomena
We develop personalized metrology solutions, ranging from on-site thermal instrumentation, to the development of specific sensors or protocols, to the design of original experimental benches. Based on our experience in thermal metrology, we strive to carry out measurements under conditions closest to the actual process, while installing the least intrusive sensors.
Development of specific sensors and protocols
Design of original experimental benches
From the advanced characterisation of your composite materials to the optimisation of the thermal parameters of your forming processes, we bring to your R&D projects our advanced scientific expertise.
Our materials experts carry out their engineering work directly in the research laboratories of Nantes Université, notably at LTeN. On a daily basis, they combine technical resources and scientific discoveries to meet your R&D challenges.
As certified consultants with COMSOL Multiphysics, we use our experience with this software to provide solutions for a wide range of thermal simulation projects.
As part of its R&D activities, Liebherr Aerospace sought to measure, up to 400°C, the thermal conductivity of a thermal barrier coating, deposited in a thin layer on an aluminium substrate.
A key player in the aeronautics sector called on Capacités’s specialists to determine the thermal conductivity properties of a composite material reinforced with short fibers during the injection process.
After having acquired new autoclaves, a certain automobile manufacturer requested Capacités’s services with a view to diagnosing and optimising the production process of its elastomer parts.
A leading aeronautical equipment manufacturer turned to the experts at Capacités to assist in completing the final stages in the development of their novel composite material.
Ceramic tools are used to perform surface grinding operations on metal parts; this produces heat that can damage the parts to be ground. irbus Helicopters chose Capacités’ experts to optimize these operations.
Accurate characterization of the thermal phenomena at work during this process: interaction between pressure, temperature and the degree of cure of the resin.