Questions tagged [calphad]

For questions concerning CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams), a methodology introduced in the 1960s by Larry Kaufman.

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Is it possible to analytically solve for a particular phase region of a CALPHAD database? (instead of guessing and checking)

As I understand it, a given CALPHAD database is essentially just a set of equations that model the Gibbs free energy of each phase within a given alloy system (set of elements). Typically, the main ...
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Thermo-calc: Calculate precipitation driving force by parallel tangent construction

I want to calculate the difference in Gibbs free energies between a Zr-Cu-Al liquid (composition - Zr 65 Cu 27.5 Al 7.5 at%) and the CuZr2 solid phase as a function of temperature (300 - 1000 K). In ...
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What information about a crystalline solid material goes into calculating phase diagrams in Thermo-Calc, and how?

Gibbs free energy, $G$, for a crystalline solid material could be described as: \begin{equation} G\: =\: H_{T=0}\: +\: H_{T>0}\: +\: \text{ZPE}\: -\: T\cdot S, \end{equation} Where $H$ is enthalpy, ...
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How to get order constitution data for single equilibrium calculation in Thermo-Calc's TC Python module?

I know that it is possible to get order constitution data for phases when using Thermo-Calc's GUI (e.g. to get "BCC_B2 DISORD" instead of just "BCC_B2") for a single equilibrium ...
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Why does Thermo-Calc one axis equilibrium calculation get stuck in never ending loop? [closed]

I've been trying to run a Thermo-Calc one axis equilibrium calculation on some quaternary alloys in the TCHEA4 database. Most of the calculations work fine, but for some alloys it gets stuck in a loop ...
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For a Thermo-Calc database, is it possible to view the equation/parameters of the Gibbs free energy models?

I want to get the equations that model free energy for a given phase in a given alloy system (see attached image). I do not just want to get values of free energy for specific compositions. Is it ...
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What thermodynamic data is collected in order to build a CALPHAD model?

To build a model using the CALPHAD approach, i.e. Gibbs free energy as a function of composition and temperature, typically taking the form of a Redlich-Kister polynomial, what kind of thermodynamic ...