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Thermo-Calc 2016a Release

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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

Speed Improvements

Thermo-Calc 2016a offers significantly increased simulation and database load times compared to previous versions of the software.


Benchmarking on various databases showed that property diagrams with phase fraction as a function of temperature were up to 38% faster in Thermo-Calc 2016a compared to Thermo-Calc 2015b.

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.

Updated Databases

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 and a valid Maintenace and Support Subscription will have these new database versions in your 2016a license.

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.

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