By using Thermo-Calc and compatible thermodynamic databases, a vast amount of information can be obtained of relevance for multicomponent Mg-based alloys.
Examples of equilibrium properties that can be predicted include:
During casting, welding and joining of Mg alloys, the solidification of the alloys happens almost entirely in a non-equilibrium way. The non-equilibrium solidification path can be predicted rather accurately by using the Scheil-Gulliver module available in Thermo-Calc.
From a multicomponent Scheil-Gulliver calculation, one can obtain: