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Thermo-Calc Presentation Highlighted at EUROMAT 2017

Join Thermo-Calc Software at the premier conference on materials science in Europe, EUROMAT 2017, where we will be giving three presentations, one of which has been selected as a highlighted presentation. Additionally, John Ågren, who recently joined the company as a scientific adviser, will be giving a plenary talk at the conference, Computational modeling and Materials Design.


New extensions for the efficient development of CALPHAD-based ICME-tools: Development of property models for martensitic steels by Dr.-Ing. Ralf Rettig


Our first presentation, which was selected by EUROMAT to be a highlighted presentation, will focus on the new Property Model Development Framework which was released last March in Thermo-Calc 2017a.

Image: Dr.-Ing. Ralf Rettig, Software Developer at Thermo-Calc Software

The Property Model Development Framework allows users to develop their own property models using the easy-to-learn programming language Python, and then seamlessly integrate those models into Thermo-Calc. This new framework vastly expands what users can do with the software by allowing users to customise the software to meet their modelling needs. Model development is possible without any additional installations or complicated programs using a simple editor such as Notepad++.

Learn more about the Property Model Development Framework with the step-by-step model development guide.

A “high entropy” alloy database TCHEA2 and its application in alloy designby Dr. Hai-Lin Chen.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 11:40a.m. Symposium: B8, Session Title: Phase Stability, Chairperson: Uwe Glatzel


Our second presentation discusses our high entropy alloys database, TCHEA2, which was initially released in 2015 and was updated in 2017, adding five new elements, C, N, Re, Ru and Si, to extend it to a 20 element framework.

Image: Dr. Hai-Lin Chen, Research/Project Leader at Thermo-Calc Software

The database was designed specifically for the rapidly expanding field of complex alloys, including high entropy alloys, multi-principle element alloys and complexly concentrated alloys.

A new thermodynamic database for Ti-based alloys and TiAl-based materials by Dr. Hai-Lin Chen.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 17:50 p.m. Symposium: B2, Session Title: Modeling and Simulation in Light Metals

Our third presentation discusses the new titanium database that will be released this fall in Thermo-Calc 2017b.

This database is the first thermodynamic database which covers both Ti-based alloys and TiAl-based materials, and, moreover, it can be employed to  design light alloys based on the Al3Ti and AlTi3 intermetallic phases.

Times and locations of talks will be announced toward the end of the summer.

Be sure to stop by our booth in the exhibition hall, where we’ll have experts ready to answer your questions. Learn more at the EUROMAT 2017 website.

This year EUROMAT is being held in Thessaloniki, Greece, September 17-22, 2017. The biennial conference, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is hosted by the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS), an organisation that brings together more than 25 materials societies from all over Europe to facilitate communication between the organisations.

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