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 for teaching of thermodynamics and kinetic theory at an undergraduate level completely free of charge.
The Teaching Package is identical to the Student Package, but also includes solutions to the textbook and computer exercises as well as lecture slides in both PDF and PowerPoint formats:
Thermo-Calc Academic is a limited version of Thermo-Calc that 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) and Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) are also included and 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.
The Thermo-Calc Academic license is valid for one full year and can be downloaded again as needed.
Thermo-Calc Academic comes with several demonstration thermodynamic and mobility databases that should be sufficient for solving the included examples. You can read about our 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:
Included with the teacher's package is a PDF with suggested solutions to the book exercises.
Both PDF and MS PowerPoint slides are included to accompany the textbook.
A set of computer exercises and suggested solutions developed for students to work with the Thermo-Calc 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 teachers who instruct in diffusion may be interested in downloading this valuable content.
The software and databases provided as part of this package can also be used for teaching several other topics, such as, for example, phase diagrams and materials design. However, note that the software version provided, i.e. Thermo-Calc Academic, is restricted to handle three or fewer components at the same time.
For teachers who wish to use the full version of Thermo-Calc for their teaching class, there is a discounted package available to academic institutions which have authority to teach and examine undergraduate students. This special package is referred to as Academic Network Site Package (ANSP) and you can learn more about it on the Licensing Options page.
The academic version is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS computers. Make sure that your computer fulfils the system requirements.