Documentation

Read and download Thermo-Calc installation guides, user guides, examples, release notes, tutorials and more.

For information to help you understand the applications of Thermo-Calc, such as webinars, presentations, scientific bibliographies and more, visit our Resources page.

NOTE: In 2015 we created a new Online Help system that users can access from within Thermo-Calc. The Online Help system is searchable and easy to use. It contains all of the User Guides and can be found in the Thermo-Calc menu from Help > Online Help.

Release notes


Complete Release Notes 2016b

Complete Release Notes 2016a

Complete Release Notes - 2015b

Update Release Notes - 2015b

Software Develpment Kits (SDK) - Older

Release Notes, June 9, 2015, Version 2015a

Software Development Kits (SDK):
TQ-Interface for TC version 2015a
TC-API for TC version 2015a
TC-Toolbox for MATLAB for TC version 2015a

Release Notes, Nov 14, 2014, Version 4.1

Software Development Kits (SDK):
TQ-Interface for TC version 9.1
TC-API for TC version 7.1
TC-Toolbox for MATLAB for TC version 7.1

Release Notes, June 19, 2014, Version 4.0

Software Development Kits (SDK):
TQ-Interface for TC version .9.0
TC-API for TC version 7.0
TC-Toolbox for MATLAB for TC version 7.0

Release Notes, Dec 5, 2013, Version 3.1

Software Development Kits (SDK):
TQ-Interface for TC version 8.0.1
TC-API for TC version 6.0.1
TC-Toolbox for MATLAB for TC version 6.0.1

Release Notes, June 27, 2013

Software Development Kits (SDK):
TQ-Interface for TC version 8.0
TC-API for TC version 6.0
TC-Toolbox for MATLAB for TC version 6.0

Installation guides


Quick Install for Mac

A quick installation of Thermo-Calc Software products on supported Mac platforms. This manual is optimal for Single User Node Locked Licenses (SUNLL) and for the Demo version of the software.

Quick Install for Windows

A quick installation of Thermo-Calc Software products on supported Windows platforms. This manual is optimal for Single User Node Locked Licenses (SUNLL) and for the Demo version of the software.

Complete Installation Guide

Complete installation guide covering all installations of all Thermo-Calc Software products.

User Guides


This section contains the User Guides for the current version of the software. User Guides for older versions of the software can be found in the Archive section below on this page.

Thermo-Calc User Guides

Diffusion module (DICTRA) User Guides

Diffusion module (DICTRA) Getting Started

Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) User Guide

Data Optimisation User Guide

The Data Optimisation User Guides have been incorporated into the Thermo-Calc and DICTRA User Guides, which you can find in the User Guides section above.

This information can also be found in the Online Help system included in your Thermo-Calc installation. From the main menu of Thermo-Calc select Help > Online Help.

DATAPLOT User Guide

The DATAPLOT User Guides have been incorporated into the Thermo-Calc and DICTRA documentation sets, which you can find in the User Guides section above.

This information can also be found in the Online Help system included in your Thermo-Calc installation. From the main menu of Thermo-Calc select Help > Online Help.

Thermo-Calc Database Manager Guide

The Database Manager Guide has been incorporated into the Thermo-Calc documentation set which you can find in the User Guides section above.

This information can also be found in the Online Help system included in your Thermo-Calc installation. From the main menu of Thermo-Calc select Help > Online Help.

Examples


Thermo-Calc Graphical Mode

Description of a few selected examples to get started using Graphical Mode in Thermo-Calc

Thermo-Calc Console Mode

More than 50 examples using Console Mode in Thermo-Calc

Diffusion module (DICTRA)

Comprehensive set of examples using the Diffusion module (DICTRA).

Video Tutorials


Video Tutorials

View our video tutorials to learn how to install and use Thermo-Calc as well as the the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA)

Command References


Command References

The Command References have been incorporated into the Thermo-Calc and DICTRA documentation sets, which you can find in the User Guides section above. This information can also be found in the Online Help system included in your Thermo-Calc installation. From the main menu of Thermo-Calc select Help > Online Help. 2015b Command References can be found in the Archives section below.

Educational material


Pourbaix Digrams

The Pourbaix Digrams have been incorporated into the Thermo-Calc documentation set, which you can find in the User Guides section above. This information can also be found in the Online Help system included in your Thermo-Calc installation. From the main menu of Thermo-Calc select Help > Online Help. The stand-alone version can also be found in the Archives section below.

Archive


Installation Guides

Examples, Tutorials and Sample Problems for Thermo-Calc

Thermo-Calc Classic Examples

More than 50 examples demonstrating features and functionality of Thermo-Calc Classic ver. S

Thermo-Calc Windows Examples

18 examples demonstrating how to use Thermo-Calc for Windows (TCW) ver. 5

Problems to be solved with Thermo-Calc from Mats Hillert

A set of exercises from the text book “Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations” by Mats Hillert, Cambridge University Press (2007) that are intended to be solved using Thermo-Calc

Department of Materials Science & Engineering KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden

All the problems are based upon a textbook by Mats Hillert. Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations 2:nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2007 ISBN-13: 9780521853514.

 

The Problems

These problems and their computerized solutions are open to anyone for reading and studying. However, in order to produce your own solution by following those presented in this document, you need at least the Thermo-Calc Classic version R. You may download the DEMO here. The DEMO license is temporary for 3 months.

The present collection of problems has not been designed to make a general instruction to the use of Thermo-Calc, but will introduce you to features essential for solving special questions raised by the problems. Solving these problems with Thermo-Calc by following a detailed path is instructive, and will give a deeper insight in how thermodynamics works.

The problems are designed as exercises to various sections in the textbook and are collected chapter-wise.

The reader is advised to first study the instructions for using Thermo-Calc.

Download: INSTRUCTIONS

Chapter  1: Basic concepts of thermodynamics

Chapter  2: Manipulations of thermodynamic quanitites

Chapter  3: Systems with variable composition

Chapter  4: Practical handling of multicomponent systems

Chapter  5: Thermodynamics of processes

Chapter  6: Stability

Chapter  7: Applications to molar Gibbs energy diagrams

Chapter  8: Phase equilibria and potential phase diagrams

Chapter  9: Molar phase diagrams

Chapter 10: Projected and mixed phase diagrams

Chapter 11: Directions of phase boundaries

There are no problems for chapter 12-22

Chapter 12: Sharp and gradual phase transformations

Chapter 13: Transformations at constant compostion

Chapter 14: Partitionless transformations

Chapter 15: Limit of stability and critical phenomena

Chapter 16: Interfaces

Chapter 17: Kinetics of transport processes

Chapter 18: Methods of modelling

Chapter 19: Modelling of disorder

Chapter 20: Mathematical modelling of solution phases

Chapter 21: Solution phases with sublattices

Chapter 22: Physical solution models 

 

Download all problems for Chapter 1 to 11

 

Feedback about the book

 

Pourbaix Diagrams

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