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Applications for Thermo-Calc Aluminum Databases

The aluminum databases TCAL7 and MOBAL6, developed by Thermo-Calc Software, can be used together with our comprehensive suite of computational tools to calculate many different properties of aluminum alloys.

In the presentation, “Modern CALPHAD databases for aluminum alloys and their applications,” Dr. Hai-Lin Chen, the primary developer of the databases, discusses the development of the databases and presents the broad usage of the Thermo-Calc aluminum databases. Dr. Chen shows that the databases can be used to perform solidification simulations, precipitation simulations, heat treatment simulations, and more. They can also be used to model properties such as viscosity, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, and surface tension of liquid. 

In the presentation, which runs about 20 minutes in length, Dr. Chen gives several detailed examples of applications of the databases, for example, how the database can be applied to aluminum recycling.

Applications to Aluminum Recycling

Aluminum can be recycled an infinite number of times without any reduction in quality. Furthermore, it takes only 5% of the energy to recycle aluminum compared to the primary Aluminum production. In the presentation, Dr. Hai-Lin Chen shows that TCAL7 and MOBAL6 can be used to optimize the recycling of Aluminum scrap. This can be done by calculating the removal fraction of Iron, which Dr. Chen explains further in this presentation.

Learn more about the applications for the CALPHAD Aluminum databases provided by Thermo-Calc by watching the presentation.


About the Presenter

Dr. Hai-Lin Chen has extensive experience in database development for aluminum-based alloys. He is part of the team who is developing the aluminum databases at Thermo-Calc Software.

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