Below are details describing the various changes and new features of the MatCalc versions 6.02.xxxx. Version 6.02 is mostly a bugfix release.
version 6.02.1000: online 2018-12-21
Improved bug reporter. Send better automatic reports to MatCalc support.
Several improvements in license manager functionality.
Implemented functionality for nucleation driving force weighting function. This will facilitate on-particle transformation-based nucleation capability.
Fixed erroneous treatment of Read-Shockley ‘geometrically necessary dislocation density’ (GND). By default, the subgrain misorientation angle is now zero. For proper GND evolution, the user can provide a function for the evolution of the misorientation angle.
Changed default value for wall equilibrium dislocation density from Read Shockley to true. Mind the changes also from treatment of GND from above item.
Improved treatment of dynamic strength: More consistent implementation of thermal and athermal contributions.
Better implementation of scaling factor in plot axes. Will now correctly scale if locked series are rescaled.
Removed DD_EQU. Replaced by DD_EQU_INT.
Improved updater when recognizing new MatCalc version.
Implemented new variables for composition-dependence of strengthening parameters (Sigma-Theta model) …
Added strain rate exponent in thermal activation framework.
Several memory leak bug fixes
Fixed bug in treatment of subgrain diameter during recrystallization
Fixed bug when creating more than 9 precipitate populations. You can now create 99 populations from one precipitate type.
Fixed commands for use-linear-misfit-in-strength and linear-misfit-for-strength
Fixed crash with sigma-theta model and tmt segments with zero strain
Fixed wrong transfer of rexx fraction when using “reset-recrystallized-fraction” in tmt segment
Fixed store order with segment post and pre-scripts as well as mse initializations
Fixed problem with very large files (loading and storing)
Fixed draw lines when no default style selected for a series and line type is “Lines”
Fixed crash with reading databases after creating composition sets.
MatCalc Engineering GmbH participated as one of the sponsors at THERMEC 2018 conference held from 9th to 13th of July in Paris, France.
We were impressed by the number of participates and visitors of the conference and we were pleased about the researchers presenting their results, which were supported by simulation using MatCalc software. There has been many fruitful discussions regarding the features of MatCalc and the applicability of the software package in solving materials engineering problems.
We would like to thank you all for taking time to visit our booth at the conference venue.
MatCalc 6 represents a major step in the evolution of MatCalc, since it extends the simulation capabilities from thermo-kinetic analysis of precipitation all the way to state parameter-based metallurgical process simulation. We are glad to announce that the new release of MatCalc, version 6.00.1000 is now online and you can download it by clicking here. New version of MatCalc comes with some new features. Below you will find a brief listing of them:
Fully coupled microstructure simulation including deformation, recovery, recrystallization as well as their interaction with precipitation.
All-new scripting language syntax, which makes scripting as easy as possible
New command line interpreter with a powerful and intuitive suggester
All new look-and-feel. Navigate much easier through your workspace, have more space on your screen with the new console, numerous new functionality for changing plot styles, find your variables in the variables window quickly with the new filter function
Stand-alone installation architecture
Easy-to-use installer and upgrader
Various licensing options
Note: Without an activated and registered license, MatCalc runs in “free mode” (a maximum of three elements can be used). Our customers with registered license can activate their license as is outlined here.
The workshop and user meeting is aimed at bringing together MatCalc users for discussion of problems and exchange of ideas. During the two days, experienced MatCalc trainers are available to provide tips and tricks as well as worked examples. The participants are asked to provide short presentations of their experience / solutions / problems, which will serve as starting points for deeper discussion. This workshop is particularly valuable for users with a certain degree of experience, since the problems discussed will require basic skills in the use of the software as well as understanding of problems in thermodynamics and kinetics. It is likely to be of limited value for MatCalc newbies. The MatCalc workshop and user meeting is held at a time when Vienna exhibits lots of very nice Christmas markets. We are going to visit one of them in the evening …
The next workshop will take place on December 14-15, 2017 and it is open to every MatCalc user interested in improving his skills and sharing his experience. For more information and to register, please contact Piotr.
MatCalc 6 release candidate is now on line, to download it, please click here.
MatCalc 6 brings several improvements and innovations over the previous version 5.6, which will be briefly highlighted here:
Advanced GUI features
Although based on graphical user interfaces from the very beginning, the new MatCalc 6 sets new limits in user-friendliness. Its GUI has been refurbished and it now offers features, such as, buttons to rearrange your windows inside the MatCalc canvas, buttons to zoom in and out, a navigator to scroll over your workspace easily as well as an ‘Expose’ function that allows you to quickly find and activate windows that are located behind others. And you can now look at your windows either in the classical multi-document-interface (MDI) style or enlarge each window to full size and use the tabbed mode, where you switch between windows via tabs on top of your workspace. Moreover, with only a single mouse-click, or a single keyboard strike, you can hide all sidebars and maximize the available space to display your workspace windows in optimum size.
For graphical representation of your simulation results, the MatCalc 6 GUI also offers several improvements related to plots. It is now possible to move and rearrange plots inside the frame windows, you can drag and drop plots from one frame into another or change font and line thickness of curves and axes easily from the options window.
On 6th – 7th of September 2017 MatCalc Engineering GmbH organized together with the Institute for Materials Science / Technical University of Vienna the meeting of “DGM Aluminum heat treatment working committee” (AK Aushärtung im DGM-Fachausschuss Aluminium).
The “Coming together event” in the evening on 6th of September at restaurant “Zum weißen Rauchfangkehrer“ offered opportunities for networking. Many ideas about future collaborations and projects were discussed during the dinner. On the next day, several interesting talks and presentations about experimental and computational engineering of heat treatment and mechanical properties of aluminum alloys were held.
With many thanks to all the participants for having an enjoyable and informative time together.
A revised version of the thermodynamic ME-database for nickel-based alloys ME-Ni1.1c.tdb has been released on 21.06.2017. The current version solves a bug of Ni2Cr-phase parametrization in the previous ME-Ni1.1.tdbwhich resulted in the wrong stability of this phase.
For any inquiries on this release, please contact our Sales Team at email@example.com.