Thanks to a cooperation with Professors Mats Hillert and Malin Selleby from the department of Materials Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, we are able to provide an educational package for teaching of thermodynamics at an undergraduate level completely free of charge.
Our educational package for teachers can be downloaded by clicking the link on the right and filling in the form. You will then receive a download link by email where the following will be downloaded.
Computerized Thermodynamics for Materials Scientists and Engineers by Mats Hillert and Malin Selleby, Stockholm (2018).
This is a 60 page PDF book that includes topics and exercises related to:
and many more.
Both PDF and MS Powerpoint slides are included to accompany the textbook.
Included with the teacher's package is a PDF with suggested solutions to the book exercises.
A set of computer exercises and suggested solutions developed for students to work with the Thermo-Calc software. The examples are of three general categories:
Some example exercises include:
Thermo-Calc Academic is a limited version that can be used for one year and is intended only for educational purposes in an academic environment. It is limited in the sense that Thermo-Calc can only handle three components or fewer. The add-on Diffusion module (DICTRA) and Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) are also included and up to three components are available for calculations. In comparison, the full version of Thermo-Calc and the add-on modules can handle systems with up to 40 components.
Thermo-Calc Academic comes with several demonstration thermodynamic and mobility databases that should be sufficient for solving the included examples. You can read more about the complete databases in the database section.
Thermodynamic demo databases:
Mobility demo databases:
More Advanced Use
The software and databases provided as part of this package can also be used for teaching several other topics, such as, for example, phase diagrams and materials design. However, note that the software version provided, i.e. Thermo-Calc Academic, is restricted to handle three or fewer components at the same time.
For teachers who wish to use the full version of Thermo-Calc for their teaching class, there is a discounted package available to academic institutions which have authority to teach and examine undergraduate students. This special package is referred to as Academic Network Site Package (ANSP) and you can learn more about it on the Licensing Options page.