MatCalc 5.32

See the changes which happened with version 5.32 below



version 5.32.1030: snapshot (Windows: 2010-04-01, not an April joke :-))

  • The script implementation in the non-GUI version now ignores GUI-specific commands. Scripts running in the GUI-version can now be run on non-Gui MatCalc without changes.
  • Fixed a bug where precipitates stopped nucleating below a critical time step width.
  • Fixed bug in incubation time calculation: Sometimes nucleation was suppressed or delayed.
  • Fixed bug: post-segment scripts can now be programmed in scripts.
  • Fixed problem with rekursive variables in non-Gui Version.
  • EditBufferStates Dialog now opens with tab according to active module.
  • First version of solute trapping phases in kinetic simulations implemented (pre-beta :-))
  • Implemented possibility to insert segments into heat treatments (script and GUI).
  • Fixed a few bugs in treatment of solute trapping phases. Runs smoothly now even in complex environments.
  • Fixed a bug in treatment of wildcards in thermodynamic functions.

version 5.32.1003: online 2010-02-04

  • We have launched a new MatCalc feature, providing you with information on new developments / features and upcoming events. Dates for training and workshops will be posted in this stream in addition to the information on our web site. This information is distributed from our web server.
  • MatCalc now checks the server for new software releases each time you start MatCalc. You will be prompted if new versions are available for download. With just a click you can start the download process.
  • A new phase type has been implemented, which is suitable for treating Cottrell atmospheres. With this feature, carbon trapping at dislocations during heat treatments after severe deformation or martensite formation can be treated.
  • The treatment of quenched-in vacancies has been considerably extended. You can now use the 'automatic' feature for calculation of the mean vacancy diffusion distance. This quantity is evaluated as the weighted mean of the dislocation density given as 1/sqrt(ro) and the mean 3D-distance between precipitates. Moreover, it is possible now to allow for an annihilation of quenched-in vacancies in proportion to the volume change during growth and dissolution of precipitates. A new parameter has been introduced in the special tab of the phase status dialog, which defines the proportion of vacancies annihilated or immobilized as compared to each atom added or removed from the precipitate.
  • It is also possible now to define a volume fraction of precipitate that can capture vacancies during growth and release them again on shrinking.
  • This version contains several bug fixes for the previous 5.31.1005. It also contains a few new nice features as described below.
  • Improved treatment of global chemical potentials.
  • The module for evaluation of precipitation strengthening and strength evolution has been revised entirely. Several new parameters are implemented and some old ones have become obsolete. We are in the stage of testing this module, so please be patient until documentation becomes available. We are almost in the stage of releasing it.
  • Bug in the treatment of anti-ferromagnetic phases has been solved.
  • It is possible now to create user-defined GUI frame windows and plots. This feature is implemented in the form of scripts, which are searched for in the folder 'path_to/matcalc/scripts/frame_scripts/'. Some examples of how to use this feature are provided. Very nice feature! :-)
  • The matrix diffusion enhancement factor option in the special tab of the phase status dialog has been split to allow for separate values for interstitial and substitutional parameters.
  • Efficiency factor in treatment of structural vacancies works correctly now.
  • * Warning * Some rearrangement of variables in the command-line interface (scripts) was unfortunately necessary. Some options are renamed in the set-precipitation-parameter command.
  • Two new commands can now be used to save MatCalc results also in the non-GUI version (e.g. mcc or libraries) without workspaces. This is particularly important if you run MatCalc on server machines in the background and you want to save results before you quit MatCalc from within a script after a lengthy simulation. The commands are WRITE_BINARY_FILE and READ_BINARY_FILE.
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