Thermo-Calc is a powerful software package used to perform thermodynamic and phase diagram calculations for multi-component systems of practical importance. Calculations are based on thermodynamic databases produced by expert evaluation of experimental data using the CALPHAD method. Databases are available for Steels, Ti-, Al-, Mg-, Ni-alloys, multi-component oxides and many other materials.

The Diffusion module (DICTRA) is a unique software tool used for detailed simulations of diffusion controlled phase transformations for multi-component alloys. Example applications include heat treatment, microsegregation during solidification, growth and dissolution of precipitates, coarsening and more.

The Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) is a computational tool for simulating multi-particle precipitation kinetics of diffusion-controlled processes in multicomponent and multi-phase alloy systems.


No cost for eligible users.


Faculty Staff Students

Student Version

The free student version can be downloaded from the Thermo-Calc website. No licensing is required.

Research Version

Faculty and staff may access the software through the link below with myBama credentials. The College of Engineering offers support to Engineering students, faculty and staff. Contact for assistance.

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Eligibility and Cost

Students should use the free student version of this software. The research version is available to College of Engineering faculty and staff and is limited to buildings with Engineering VLANs.

Software Information

Connection to campus VPN is not required to for the free student edition but is required for the research version.