The OpenPhase framework simulating microstructure evolution during materials processing and service
OpenPhase implements a powerful and flexible multi-physics simulation framework based on the multi-phase-field method. OpenPhase is at its core material unspecific, the modular physics models can be flexibly combined in order to simulate various materials and processes. Physics models include multi-component diffusion, vacancy diffusion, crystal plasticity, finite strain, fluid dynamics, etc. Thermodynamic and kinetic data can be sourced from thermodynamic databases through Thermo-Calc, linearized phase diagrams or Gibbs energy description.
The functionality of OpenPhase is demonstrated with examples from recent research reaching from rapid solidification in additive manufacturing, through process simulation of tempered Martensite and simulation of creep deformation in Ni-base superalloys.
OpenPhase is available as an opensource library or an application software, OpenPhase Studio.