MTDATA Command Line Processor
MTDATA calculations can be set up via graphical user interfaces developed for
WinMT, MTDATA Studio or
MTDATA Launchpad or through
the more convential, but powerful
MTDATA command line processor.
The benefits of using this command line processor are that it provides
access to all the features and capabilities of MTDATA and can be operated interactively
or in batch mode via the macro facility. The MTDATA Command Line Processor is based around a suite of related
modules which retrieve thermodynamic data from databases and perform
specified calculations on the data.
This page and links from it
shows how many different types of MTDATA calculation can be
carried out in this way.
A knowledge of phase equilibria is fundamental to the
understanding of problems in metallurgy, materials science and
chemistry faced by industry and government. Almost by definition
these problems tend to be complex in nature, involving the
interaction of many elements and phases. An experimental exploration
of the potential range of compositions and conditions is likely to
be very expensive and time consuming. This is where a thermodynamic
approach offers great benefits.
The principle of calculating phase equilibria from a knowledge of
the Gibbs energies of the subsystems of multicomponent systems is
well established. MTDATA is an integrated system that embodies this
principle and incorporates a number of software modules for the
manipulation of the data, evaluation of thermodynamic functions and
the plotting of results.
The resolution of some of the diagrams in this demonstration
may not be as good as would be obtained in a normal MTDATA session.
This is because graphics file sizes here have been kept as small as
possible to allow reasonable transfer times.