TC-PRISMA

TC-PRISMA is a software package which treats concurrent nucleation, growth/dissolution and coarsening under arbitrary heat treatment conditions in multi-component and multi-phase systems using Langer-Schwartz theory and the Kampmann-Wagner numerical approach. TC-PRISMA extends the functionality available through Thermo-Calc and DICTRA and can be used for calculations of:

  • Concurrent nucleation, growth/dissolution and coarsening of precipitates
  • Temporal evolution of particle size distribution
  • Average particle radius and number density
  • Volume fraction and composition of precipitate
  • Nucleation rate and coarsening rate
  • Time-Temperature-Precipitation (TTP) diagrams
  • Estimation of multi-component interfacial energy

Databases
TC-PRISMA uses the same thermodynamic and kinetic databases as available for Thermo-Calc and DICTRA.

User-Interface
TC-PRISMA offers a user friendly and intuitive Java-based Graphic User Interface (GUI). With only a few clicks and inputs, a simulation can be setup and performed. After the simulation is completed the results can be plotted directly and, if desired, compared with pre-compiled experimental data. The obtained figures can be edited, printed and saved into common graphic formats.

Availability
TC-PRISMA is available as an add-on to a Thermo-Calc license. The current version of TC-PRISMA is available for Microsoft Windows only. Please visit System Requirements for more details.

12-months of free maintenance & support
When purchasing a license for TC-PRISMA, 12-months of free maintenance & support are always included. After this period, it is our recommendation that you renew this subscription to keep receiving automatic updates of the software, as well as to be entitled to have access to our technical support.