Thermo-Calc 2015b is here
Thermo-Calc 2015b includes many exciting new additions, such as the new Property Model Calculator, a completely re-written Scheil module and a new help system that is searchable and cross-linked for easy use.
Learn about this exciting release
New Property Model Calculator
Thermo-Calc 2015b includes an entirely new calculation activity, a Property Model Calculator, which allows users to calculate certain properties of materials.
Learn about the new calculator and view a video
Two New Databases
In conjunction with the release of Thermo-Calc 2015b, two new databases are available: TCHEA1 - a high entropy alloy database and MOBMG1 - a kinetic database containing atomic mobility data for magnesium based alloys, compatible with TCMG4.
View our database page
New Help System
Starting with Thermo-Calc 2015b, all the documentation currently available in PDF format will also be available from within Thermo-Calc and DICTRA via a new help system that is searchable and more user friendly. The help system opens in your internet browser, but the information is stored locally on your computer, so you do not need an internet connection to use it.
Learn more about the new online help system
New Examples with Videos
Thermo-Calc 2015b includes three new examples using the Property Model Calculator.
The examples are numbers 10, 11 and 12 of the graphical mode examples that are included with the software.
The examples calculate Phase Transition, Coarsening and Interfacial Energy, and Driving Force and Interfacial Energy respectively, and all three use the new Property Model Calculator.
We have also started a series of videos that walk users step-by-step through each of the graphical mode examples. We currently have 6 videos in the series and will complete the remaining examples by early 2016.
View the Examples Videos
User Group Meeting in the UK
We have a user group meeting and training coming up this April in Oxford, England. User group meetings are a great way for users to learn about the latest features of the software, learn how to better use Thermo-Calc and meet other users who may be working on similar projects.
The meeting is scheduled for April 4-5, 2016 in Oxford, England.
Information will be added to our events page after the New Year.
Paper Discusses Status of ICMD
MRS Bulletin, in partnership with Cambridge University Press, recently published an open access paper on the advancement of ICMD, a component of ICME, titled Integrated computational materials design for high-performance alloys.
The paper, authored by Wei Xiong (Northwestern University) and Gregory B. Olson (Questek Innovations LLC and Northwestern University), discusses the history of ICMD, how it currently functions and its future outlook.
Thermo-Calc is mentioned throughout the paper, both as one of the earliest examples of CALPHAD software, and as a key component in the future of ICME.
With the release of Thermo-Calc 2015b and the introduction of the new Property Model Calculator, which allows users to conduct, among other things, uncertainty calculations, as mentioned in Figure 6 in the paper, we are continuing to develop our software in a way that meets the needs of the ICMD community.
Read the paper and learn about our role in ICMD
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Thermo-Calc would like to wish all our users a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We wish you all the best during the holiday season and a bright and prosperous 2016.