The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) is an Add-on Module that treats concurrent nucleation, growth/dissolution, and coarsening under arbitrary heat treatment conditions in multicomponent and multi-phase systems using Langer-Schwartz theory and the Kampmann-Wagner numerical approach. The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) extends the functionality available in Thermo-Calc by allowing you to make calculations related to the precipitation of your materials.
Questions the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) Can Help You Answer
The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) is a relatively general tool for making precipitation simulations. As long as the fundamental model assumptions are met, it is primarily the access to thermodynamic and kinetic data that determines if a problem can be simulated or not. Some typical questions it can help you answer are:
How long will it take before a precipitate may form?
Which precipitate would form first, in other words, what is the sequence of precipitation?
How does precipitate size distribution vary with heat treatment?
What is the estimated yield strength of a material following certain treatment?
How do specific alloying elements influence precipitation kinetics?
How do the precipitates affect the grain growth?
The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) Allows You to Calculate:
Concurrent nucleation, growth/dissolution, and coarsening of precipitates
Normal grain growth and Zener pinning
Temporal evolution of particle size distribution
Average particle radius and number density
Estimated yield strength of your material
Volume fraction and composition of precipitate
Nucleation rate and coarsening rate
Time-Temperature-Precipitation (TTP) diagrams
Continuous-Cooling-Transformation (CCT) diagrams
Estimation of multicomponent interfacial energy
The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) requires a mobility database in addition to the standard thermodynamic and properties database that is used with Thermo-Calc. The mobility database contains information about the atomic mobility of individual components in relevant phases. Each mobility database is developed to correspond to a specific thermodynamic database.
The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) is available as an add-on to a Thermo-Calc license. In order to run the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA), it is necessary to have a license for Thermo-Calc, at least one thermodynamic and properties database, and at least one mobility database. If you are interested in purchasing a license for this Module, please contact us to discuss which license is right for you.