(V) Examples of applied Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics in product&process development and research
The thermodynamic data is based on models for the equilibrium the Gibbs energy expression of each individual phase. The Gibbs energies can be used to calculate phase equilibria, thermodynamic properties, and driving forces. To be able to apply computational thermodynamics to hardmetal systems, relevant thermodynamic databases are needed. The database used for the present work was developed by coupling experimental investigations with modelling.
The micro- and macro- gradients typically present in cemented carbides for metal turning and rock drilling are modelled using the DICTRA software package . However , the industrial benefit of using the Therrmocalc and DICTRA pakage will also be applied to understanding machining of Ti-alloys with different amount of β-stablilsers and how to create and use interfacial phase diagrams for designing grain boundaries in submicron cemented carbide. In conclusion how to use these tools for driving product developent and innovaition at a faster pace.