FAQ

Pick category

Thermo-Calc


Scheil

Read Answer
How can I plot the latent heat evolution after a Scheil simulation?

The total or apparent heat release during the solidification process consists of two parts: one is the so-called latent heat, i.e. heat due to the liquid -> solid phase transformation, and the other is the heat related to the specific heat of liquid and solid phases. To examine the heat evolution after a Scheil simulation, one can in Console Mode choose either NH or BH from the list of available plotting quantities to plot both (total or apparent) heat release and latent heat evolution against T, the temperature. This will result in a diagram with two curves, where the upper curve represents the latent heat evolution, whereas the lower curve represents the (total or apparent) heat release. By choosing NH the result is displayed as J/mol, whereas BH gives the result as J/gram. If one wants to plot just a single curve, one has to save the results to an .EXP file and re-plot after editing it.

Read Answer
What is the difference between heat release and latent heat evolution for a Scheil solidification simulation?

The total or apparent heat release during the solidification process consists of two parts: one is the so-called latent heat, i.e. heat due to the liquid -> solid phase transformation, and the other is the heat related to the specific heat of liquid and solid phases. To examine the heat evolution after a Scheil simulation, one can in Console Mode choose either NH or BH from the list of available plotting quantities to plot both (total or apparent) heat release and latent heat evolution against T, the temperature. This will result in a diagram with two curves, where the upper curve represents the latent heat evolution, whereas the lower curve represents the (total or apparent) heat release. By choosing NH the result is displayed as J/mol, whereas BH gives the result as J/gram. If one wants to plot just a single curve, one has to save the results to an .EXP file and re-plot after editing it.

Read Answer
Why are there two curves when plotting heat evolution after a Scheil simulation?

The total or apparent heat release during the solidification process consists of two parts: one is the so-called latent heat, i.e. heat due to the liquid -> solid phase transformation, and the other is the heat related to the specific heat of liquid and solid phases. To examine the heat evolution after a Scheil simulation, one can in Console Mode choose either NH or BH from the list of available plotting quantities to plot both (total or apparent) heat release and latent heat evolution against T, the temperature. This will result in a diagram with two curves, where the upper curve represents the latent heat evolution, whereas the lower curve represents the (total or apparent) heat release. By choosing NH the result is displayed as J/mol, whereas BH gives the result as J/gram. If one wants to plot just a single curve, one has to save the results to an .EXP file and re-plot after editing it.

Plot options

Read Answer
How can I change my default plot options?

To change the default options for plotting, follow these steps:

  1. In Graphical Mode or Console Mode, select "Options" from the "Tools" main menu. This opens the "Options" window.
  2. To access the Plotting options, either
    • select the "Plotting" tab in the "Console Mode" options; or
    • select the "Activities" tab in the "Graphical Mode" options and then click "Plotting" in the left "Default Configurations" pane.
  3. In the Plotting options pane, make the desired modifications to change the default appearance of all new plots.

Note that the two alternatives in step 2 above are two ways of accessing the same set of default plot options. Any changes made to these options apply to new plots created in both Console Mode and Graphical Mode.

Changes to the default plot options are automatically saved. They apply also after the program has been closed down and restarted.

Read Answer
How can I change the plot options for a particular plot?

To change the appearance of a particular plot, right-click on the plot in the plot's tab and select "Properties". In the "Plot Properties" window, make the desired modifications and click "OK" to change the appearance of the plot. Note that these changes only affect this one plot. They do not affect the default plot options or the appearance of any other plot.