We are glad to announce that the new versions of ME-Databases (ME-Al1.2, ME-Fe1.3, ME-Ni1.3) are now available. The major modifications are given below.
- Precise knowledge of the peritectic composition and temperature and the austenite and ferrite stability limits are relevant for the processing of TRIP steels. The new ME-Fe database version contains an improved descriptions of fcc, bcc and liquid phases in the system Fe-Si-Mn-Al-C.
- Cu-solubilities in B2-NiAl and Eta-Ni3Ti phases are included. This allows for simulations of competitive Cu-precipitation versus stabilization of ordered B2- and / or Eta-phases in precipitation-hardened maraging steels.
- Improved modeling of G-phase: Corrected G-phase stabilities in stainless steels.
- The relative M23C6 / Laves-phase stabilities in Mo-rich 9 to 12% Cr-steels and the Mo-solubility in M23C6 are reassessed.
- Improved sigma-phase description. This removes an artificial miscibility gap which occurred in stainless steels, and allows for computations of ferritic / superferritic stainless steels.
- Assessment of Germanium into the database for simulations of advanced brazing alloys.
- Modeling of the Boron effect on solidus temperatures is improved.
- Phase descriptions in the multi-component Al-Mg-Si-Cr-Cu-Fe-Mn system are improved for close agreement of experimental and calculated solidus temperatures in 6xxx and 7xxx Al-alloys (now less than 10°C difference between experiment and thermodynamic computation).
- AA 7xxx: Phase descriptions of Mg-Zn containing t-phase and h-phase are improved.
- Extension of Al-base system assessments to the Fe-rich side.
You can find the detailed explanations about the major updates and the range of assessed compositions in the relevant release notes given below.
If you need any specific extension of database content, please send us your input/request on firstname.lastname@example.org and we consider it in our future release.
Your MatCalc Engineering Team