|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||Phase Stability, Diffusion, Kinetics and their Applications (PSDK-VI)
||Open Calphad - Software and Databases
||Ursula R Kattner, Bo Sundman, Mauro Palumbo, Suzana G Fries
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Ursula R Kattner
Calphad type databases and application software have become well established tools for industrial development of new materials and alloys. However, this is still a field of intense research as new data and first principle techniques provide new model ideas and data in ranges not accessible by experimental techniques. Therefore, constant revisions of databases and software are needed to include these ideas and data. Unfortunately the companies providing the software and databases are too small to carry out heavy research projects. Since today all major thermodynamic software and databases are commercial this leaves little opportunities for developing and testing new ideas.
The Sapiens project at ICAMS (Bochum, Germany) has taken initiative in developing open software with full modeling facilities utilizing already available open source Calphad software. It is called Open Calphad and is still in the cradle. A progress report of the software developed so far will be presented.
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