In order to develop Cu-based alloys more efficiently, reliable predications of liquidus, phase fraction, equilibrium and non-equilibrium solidification behaviour, etc., in multi-component systems are required. By using Thermo-Calc and compatible thermodynamic databases, a vast amount of information can be obtained of relevance for multi-component Cu-based alloys.
Examples of what can be predicted:
By using the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and combining both thermodynamic and kinetic databases, typical diffusion-controlled phase transformations in Cu-alloys can be simulated.
Further examples using the Diffusion module (DICTRA):
By using the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) and combining thermodynamic and kinetic databases, the concurrent nucleation, growth and coarsening of precipitates can be simulated.
Examples related to precipitation modelling using the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA):