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Heat Treating Simulations

Using CALPHAD-based Tools for More Reliable Heat Treating Simulations

This ASM International webinar discusses how CALPHAD-based tools such as Thermo-Calc can be used to predict changes in materials that result from heat treatments.

The one hour webinar gives examples of thermodynamic calculations using Thermo-Calc and covers a range of materials including steels, Ni-base superalloys, and Al-base alloys.

Speaker: Paul Mason, President, Thermo-Calc Software Inc.
Host: Joanne Miller, Editor, ASM International

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About the ASM International Webinar

Heat treating can be defined as the controlled application of time, temperature, and atmosphere to produce a predictable change in the microstructure of a material. Using CALPHAD-based software, it is possible to make such predictions for multicomponent, multiphase alloys to accelerate design and optimization of new alloys and heat treatment processes. In this webinar, attendees will learn how CALPHAD-based tools can help users:

  • Reduce the need for costly, time-consuming experiments and extract more understanding from real-world test data
  • Base decisions on scientifically supported predictions and data
  • Accelerate materials development while reducing risk
  • Improve the quality and consistency of finished products through deeper understanding of structural materials and processes

Examples in the Webinar

Examples cover a range of materials including steels, Ni-base superalloys, and Al-base alloys and show users how to:

  • Calculate furnace activities based on gas composition and temperature​
  • Predict the amount and composition of precipitate phases as a function of alloy chemistry and process temperature
  • Plot multicomponent phase diagrams, including Lehrer diagrams for complex alloys
  • Simulate the diffusion of elements in multicomponent alloys as a function of chemistry and temperature
  • Determine depth profiles during surface hardening treatments

About the Speaker

Paul Mason graduated in 1989 from South Bank University in London with an Honors degree in Physical Sciences and Scientific Computing. Upon graduation, he joined the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell and worked in civil nuclear power for 14 years focusing on materials R&D issues, particularly at high temperatures. Paul began his career mostly involved in experimental work and then moved into the modeling realm. In 2004, Paul was appointed president of Thermo-Calc Software Inc. when the Swedish based Thermo-Calc Software AB started a U.S. subsidiary. Since then, Paul has been responsible for marketing and sales, technical support, training, and customer relations for the North American market.

This webinar was originally presented in December 2017.

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