The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) is an Add-on Module which treats concurrent nucleation, growth/dissolution and coarsening under arbitrary heat treatment conditions in multicomponent and multi-phase systems using Langer-Schwartz theory and the Kampmann-Wagner numerical approach. The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) extends the functionality available in Thermo‑Calc by allowing you to make calculations related to the precipitation of your materials.
The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) is a relatively general tool for making precipitation simulations. As long as the fundamental model assumptions are met, it is primarily the access to thermodynamic and kinetic data that determines if a problem can be simulated or not. Some typical questions it can help you answer are:
The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) requires a mobility database in addition to the standard thermodynamic and properties database which is used with Thermo-Calc. The mobility database contains information about the atomic mobility of individual components in relevant phases. Each mobility database is developed to correspond to a specific thermodynamic database. View available mobility databases.
The following is a selction of available videos for the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA). You can also find additional resources on the Video Tutorials page.
The Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) is available as an add-on to a Thermo-Calc license. In order to run the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA), it is necessary to have a license for Thermo-Calc, at least one thermodynamic and properties database and at least one mobility database. If you are interested in purchasing a license for this module, please contact us to discuss which license is right for you.