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An integrated computational tool for precipitation simulation

  • W. Cao
  • F. Zhang
  • S. -L. Chen
  • C. Zhang
  • Y. A. Chang
Modeling Solidification and Heat Treatment Research Summary


Computer aided materials design is of increasing interest because the conventional approach solely relying on experimentation is no longer viable within the constraint of available resources. Modeling of microstructure and mechanical properties during precipitation plays a critical role in understanding the behavior of materials and thus accelerating the development of materials. Nevertheless, an integrated computational tool coupling reliable thermodynamic calculation, kinetic simulation, and property prediction of multi-component systems for industrial applications is rarely available. In this regard, we are developing a software package, PanPrecipitation, under the framework of integrated computational materials engineering to simulate precipitation kinetics. It is seamlessly integrated with the thermodynamic calculation engine, PanEngine, to obtain accurate thermodynamic properties and atomic mobility data necessary for precipitation simulation.


Particle Number Density Precipitation Simulation Calphad Method Integrate Computational Material Engineering Phase Equilibrium Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Cao
    • 1
  • F. Zhang
    • 1
  • S. -L. Chen
    • 1
  • C. Zhang
    • 1
  • Y. A. Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.CompuTherm LLCMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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