Learn more about the Thermodynamics Research Center (TRC); it's history, capabilities, and expanding role in chemical processing, experimental planning, and process design.
TRC's growth in becoming the nation's leading repository of thermodynamics data, along with evolving programing and software design to enhance delivery of the data, makes the move into material science a natural progression.
First Demonstration project focused on: multi-component phase diagram, thermochemical and bulk diffusion phase-based data in collaboration with Materials Science and Engineering Division and Information Technology Laboratory
Alloy properties are substantially affected by composition and processing. Phases and microstructural features change as a function of processing conditions (e.g., finer microstructures typically result in stronger alloys). Extending the TRC integrated data management approach to alloy development will include phase diagram data, thermochemical data, diffusion data, thermodynamic property data, and mechanical property, among many others.
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