Thanks to a cooperation with Professors Mats Hillert and Malin Selleby from the department of Materials Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, we are able to provide an educational package to learn about thermodynamics and kinetic theory completely free of charge.
Our educational package for students can be downloaded by clicking the link on the right and filling in the form. You will then be directed to a download area with instructions on how to download the following:
Thermo-Calc Academic is a limited version of Thermo-Calc that can be used for one year and is intended only for educational purposes in an academic environment. It is limited in the sense that Thermo-Calc can only handle three components or fewer. The Add-on Diffusion Module (DICTRA), Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) and Process Metallurgy Module are also included; up to three components are available for calculations. In comparison, the full version of Thermo-Calc and the Add-on Modules can handle systems with up to 40 components.
Thermo-Calc Academic comes with several demonstration thermodynamic and mobility databases that should be sufficient for solving the included examples. You can read more about the complete databases in the database section.
Thermodynamic Demo Databases:
Mobility Demo Databases:
Computerized Thermodynamics for Materials Scientists and Engineers by Mats Hillert and Malin Selleby, Stockholm (2018).
This is a 60 page PDF book that includes topics and exercises related to:
Slides are included to accompany the textbook.
A set of computer exercises developed for students to work with the Thermo-Calc Academic software. The examples are of three general categories:
Some example exercises include:
We have recently developed a comprehensive tutorial which teaches about the role of diffusion in materials and how the Diffusion Module (DICTRA) can be applied to materials design and processing. The tutorial includes a comprehensive introduction to diffusion theory, instructions on how to set up and run diffusion simulations in the Diffusion Module (DICTRA) and twelve examples, some of which can be run using the Academic software and databases. The tutorial is not included in the Academic Package, but students who are learning about the role of diffusion in materials may be interested in downloading this valuable content.