Thermo-Calc Software are excited to announce the release of Thermo-Calc 2016a, which was made available June 2016.
Highlights of the release include:
- Speed improvements throughout the software
- New Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA)
- New copper databases – both thermodynamic and kinetic
- Updated databases SSOL and SLAG
- Two New DEMO database packages
Read the complete Release Notes.
Thermo-Calc 2016a offers significantly increased simulation and database load times compared to previous versions of the software.
New Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA)
Beginning with Thermo-Calc 2016a, the Precipitation module known as TC-PRISMA has been integrated into Thermo-Calc. This integration offers significant benefits over the previous stand-alone implementation of TC-PRISMA as it accesses features common to Thermo-Calc such as the System Definer and the improved graphics plotting.
Users who do not have a license for the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) can now try it for free using one of the free demo database packages included in the software.
New Copper Databases
Thermo-Calc 2016a offers two new copper databases, one thermodynamic and one kinetic.
- TCCU1 is a thermodynamic database that contains most of the important Cu-based alloy phases within a 27-element framework.
- MOBCU1 is a kinetic database that is compatible with TCCU and contains mobility data for Cu-based alloys.
Both copper databases are now available for purchase. If interested, please contact Thermo-Calc Software at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Two existing databases have been updated for the Thermo-Calc 2016a release.
- SSOL6 includes the addition of hydrogen (H) systems to the database and more than 50 updated binary and ternary systems.
- SLAG4 has been updated to re-include phosphorus in the liquid slag phase, and the gas phase was simplified to accelerate the equilibrium calculation.
Users who have a license for earlier versions of SSOL or SLAG can upgrade to these new versions. If interested, please contact Thermo-Calc Software at email@example.com for more information.
Two New DEMO Database Packages
Two free DEMO database packages have been added to every installation of Thermo-Calc 2016a to accommodate the Precipitation Module examples. These database packages include both a thermodynamic and a kinetic database so all users can complete the precipitation examples that use only two elements.
The new packages are Demo: Aluminium-based alloys and Demo: Nickel-based superalloys.
Read full details of the release, including new examples, documentation improvements, updates to the diffusion module (DICTRA) and more in the complete Release Notes.