TCFE11 is our thermodynamic and properties database designed for use with a wide variety of steels and Fe-based alloys. MOBFE6 is the corresponding mobility database needed for use with the add-on kinetic modules.
TCFE11 is a thermodynamic and properties database with applications to a variety of steels and Fe-based alloys, such as stainless steels, high-speed steels, tool steels, high-strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, cast irons, corrosion-resistant high strength steels, low-density steels, and also cemented carbides. The database can be used for alloy compositions, but also their interaction with atmospheres containing oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, or mixtures thereof.
The database is developed and validated for simulation of the solidification process, the relative stability of matrix phases (austenite and ferrite), precipitation of secondary phases such as sulfides, borides, oxides, phosphides, carbides, nitrides, carbonitrides, and also intermetallic phases such as the sigma and laves phases.
TCFE11 was developed to be used with our entire suite of products: Thermo-Calc, the Add-on Modules, and all available SDKs.
MOBFE6 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 would be happy to help you determine whether your work requires a mobility database.
MOBFE6 is compatible and recommended to be used in combination with TCFE11.
The publications listed below are only a select few examples of how our users use the TCFE database.
Thermo-Calc and Diffusion Module (DICTRA)
 Michael W. Kuper and Boian T. Alexandrov Retention of Delta Ferrite in the Heat-Affected Zone of Grade 91 Steel Dissimilar Metal Welds Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Volume 50, April 2019, pp. 2732–2747 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-019-05182-4
 Nicholas Grundy, Steve Münch, Stephan Feldhaus and Johan Bratberg Continuous Casting of High Carbon Steel: How Does Hard Cooling Influence Solidification, Micro – and Macro Segregation? IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 529, Joint 5th International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes (ICASP-5) & 5th International Symposium on Cutting Edge of Computer Simulation of Solidification, Casting and Refining (CSSCR-5) 17–21 June 2019, Salzburg, Austria https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/529/1/012069
Thermo-Calc, Diffusion Module (DICTRA), and Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA)
 Satish Kolli, Vahid Javaheri, Thomas Ohligschläger, Jukka Kömi and David Porter The importance of steel chemistry and thermal history on the sensitization behavior in austenitic stainless steels: Experimental and modeling assessment.
Materials Today Communications, Volume 24, September 2020, Article number: 101088 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2020.101088
 A. Costa e Silva Challenges and opportunities in thermodynamic and kinetic modeling microalloyed HSLA steels using computational thermodynamics CALPHAD, Volume 68, March 2020, Article Number: 101720 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.calphad.2019.101720
TCFE has been continuously updated since its original release to make it more robust and increase its predictive capability. Read about the improvements to each version below.