Open databases

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MatCalc basic databases mc_fe, mc_ni and mc_al for thermodynamic calculations and kinetic simulations in steel, Ni-base superalloys and Al-base alloys, respectively, can be downloaded and used free of charge under the open database license regulations. The same applies for the physical database;   and

Licenses for our constantly enhanced “MatCalc Engineering databases” (thermodynamic and mobility data) for advanced simulations can be purchased.


Thermodynamic databases

Database Release Date Elements
Steel database, mc_fe.tdb 2.060 2016-07-26 Fe, Al, B, C, Co, Cr, Cu, H, Hf, La, Mn, Mo, N, Nb, Ni, O, P, Pd, S, Si, Ti, V, W, Y
Bainite database1, mc_fe_bainite.tdb 1.000 2023-03-31 Fe, Al, B, C, Co, Cr, Cu, H, Hf, La, Mn, Mo, N, Nb, Ni, O, P, Pd, S, Si, Ti, V, W, Y
Ni-base, mc_ni.tdb 2.034 2016-04-21 Ni, Al, B, C, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hf, La, Mn, Mo, N, Nb, Ni, O, S, Si, Ti, V, W, Y, Zr
Al-base, mc_al.tdb 2.035 2021-03-18 Al, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Ni, Sc, Si, Ti, Zn, Zr


1 - mc_fe database (ver. 2.060) optimised for low-temperature calculations (see A. Jacob et al., Calphad 81 (2023) 102531)


Diffusion mobility databases

Database Release Date Comments
Steel database, mc_fe.ddb 2.012 2018-04-26 For use with thermodynamic mc_fe_v2.060.tdb or newer.
Ni-base, mc_ni.ddb 2.007 2015-12-11 For use with thermodynamic mc_ni_v2.034.tdb or newer.
Al-base, mc_al.ddb 2.005 2015-05-12 For use with thermodynamic mc_al_v2.032.tdb or newer.

 Physical databases

Database Release Date Comments
physical_data.pdb 1.03 2009-06-19 Phases: Liquid, BCC_A2, FCC_A1, HCP_A3, AlN, Cementite, Cu_S, Diamond_A4, Laves_Phase, M6C, M3C2, M7C3, M23C6 


The listed databases are made available under the Open Database License: Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License