TCAL8 is our thermodynamic and properties database used for application to different kinds of aluminium-based alloys, including but not limited to, industrial grades. MOBAL6 is the corresponding mobility database needed for use with the add-on kinetic modules.
TCAL8 is a thermodynamic and properties database designed for use with aluminium-based alloys, including but not limited to industrial grades, such as:
All industrial wrought aluminium alloys from 1000 series to 7000 series
All industrial cast aluminium alloys from 1xx.x to 8xx.x
Many of the 8000 and 9xx.x series, including Al-Li, Al-Sc, Al-Sn, Al-Ce and Al-Er based alloys
The database consists of 44 elements, including all major alloying elements and many minor alloying elements. It also includes nearly all stable phases in the assessed systems and most important metastable precipitates observed in industrial alloys.
TCAL8 was developed to be used with our entire suite of products: Thermo-Calc, the Add-on Modules, and all available SDKs.
MOBAL6 is a corresponding mobility database that provides kinetic data for those working with the add-on kinetic modules – the Diffusion Module (DICTRA) and the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) – as well as a few specific calculation types, such as Scheil with back diffusion. If you do not purchase a license for an add-on kinetic module, you most likely do not need a mobility database. One of our technical sales representatives can help you determine whether your work requires a mobility database.
MOBAL6 is compatible and recommended to be used in combination with TCAL8.
Our databases are constantly under development. In the presentation, “Modern CALPHAD databases for aluminum alloys and their applications,” Dr. Hai-Lin Chen, the primary developer of the aluminum databases, discusses the development of the TCAL and MOBAL databases and presents several applications.