Joao Rezende

TMS 2019

GTT was represented at the TMS 2019! The TMS (https://www.tms.org/TMS2019) is a huge annual conference, organized by the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society in the United States. This year the conference took place in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Stephan Petersen gave a presentation  at one of the symposia of REWAS 2019, which focuses on Manufacturing …

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Prof. Klaus Hack at the Thermo Week

Logo Thermo week

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Hack will be the keynote speaker at the Thermo Week, that is organized by our partners in South Africa, Ex Mente. It will take place from 1st to 5th of April in Pretoria. http://ex-mente.co.za/events/thermo-week/ We are looking forward to a fruitful exchange of ideas and discussions!

Automated input and output in FactSage – Part I

Tabular input for automated calculation with FactSage.

A customer has asked me: “Is it possible to export/import data to and from FactSage? For instance, I would like to do a series of calculations for different initial chemical compositions of the system and it would be very useful to import all the compositions automatically from an Excel table into FactSage”. Yes, it is …

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Users’ Meeting 2019

Our users’ meeting from 26th to 28th of June is approaching quickly! The users’ meeting itself starts on the 26th of June at 13:00h and goes until 12:00h on June 28th. Many colleagues from the industry and academia already registered to contribute with presentations and we are looking forward to the many interesting talks showing …

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FactSage training course

We will offer on April 29th and 30th of 2019 a two-days course on Computational Thermochemistry and on the FactSage software. The course is open to all interested parties. The course fee is 550 Euro (German customers please include 19% VAT) and includes teaching materials, coffee breaks and lunch. We will accept a minimum of …

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From molar Gibbs energy functions to phase diagrams – Part I

Al Cu Phase Diagram

In a series of posts, we will focus on the relation between phase diagrams, Gibbs energy functions and activities. Let us begin with the Al-Cu phase diagram at a temperature of 500 °C. In this blog post we will work exclusively with the FactSage Education Package. Let us suppose we have generated an Al-Cu phase-diagram …

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Including extra data points in FactSage figures

Inserting extra points on diagrams - with legends

A customer has asked me: “How can I include an experimental point on a figure generated in FactSage ?”. The procedure is relatively simple. Suppose that you have generated a curve in FactSage like the one below. Representing the Molar Gibbs Energy of the γ phase in the Fe-C system at 1000°C as a function …

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What is the difference between Fact Pure Substances and SGPS databases?

difference between FactSage and SGPS on the periodic table

I have been asked by a potential customer: “Do I need the Fact Pure Substances or SGTE Pure Substances database?” The answer is: It depends. The two databases are both collections of (normally published) thermochemical data. The Fact Pure Substances database FactPS is maintained by our co-developer of FactSage, Thermfact/CRCT, Polytechnique Montreal. It is generally …

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