Thermo-Calc Software recently published a new comprehensive tutorial which teaches about the role of diffusion in materials and how the Diffusion module (DICTRA) can be applied to materials design and processing, called The Role of Diffusion in Materials.
Thermo-Calc 2017b, which was released in October 2017, includes six new graphical mode examples to help users learn about the new features in the software – three new examples for the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and three for the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA).
Beginning with Thermo-Calc 2017b, users without a license for the Diffusion module (DICTRA) or the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) can now run calculations in these modules with up to three elements, instead of two, meaning that all users can now run all of the included examples files. Users who do not upgrade to Thermo-Calc 2017b can test out the Diffusion and Precipitation modules by downloading the free Thermo-Calc demo.
The examples have also been renamed to clarify which module they are for. Examples for Thermo-Calc in general have a “T” in front of the number, examples for the Diffusion module have a “D” and examples for the Precipitation module have a “P”.
New Diffusion module (DICTRA) examples:
- D_05_Diffusion_Fe_Ni_Cr_ Moving_Boundary_Diffusion_Couple
- D_07_Diffusion_Carburization_ Multiphase. Watch the D_07 tutorial video showing users how to set up the calculation.
New Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) examples:
- P_07_Precipitation_Ni-Al-Cr_CCT_Gamma-Gamma_prime. Watch the P_07 tutorial video to learn more about this calculation.
- P_09_Precipitation_Al-Sc_AL3SC_Sphere_Cuboid. Watch the P_09 video tutorial showing users how to set up the calculation.
All examples can be accessed from within Thermo-Calc in the Help Menu > Open Examples. The examples are divided into folders for Thermo-Calc, the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA).
Starting with the 2015b release, all the documentation currently available in PDF format will also be available from within Thermo-Calc and DICTRA via a new online help feature that is fully searchable and cross-linked for easy use. Continue reading