MTDATA Command Line Processor
MTDATA calculations can be set up via graphical
user interfaces developed for WinMT,
or MTDATA Launchpad
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
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
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.