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Introduction to MTDATA for Windows

Developed at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), MTDATA has proved itself over many years of use in solving practical problems in pyrometallurgical processing, design of alloys and electronic materials, pollution and corrosion control, glass production and energy conversion.

Now MTDATA for Windows combines the power and reliability of MTDATA with the ease of use and versatility of Windows 9x and NT. This allows you to benefit from the opportunities for improved process control and understanding that MTDATA offers without devoting much time to learning how to use the interface. With a few clicks of the mouse and entry of your starting conditions you can calculate a phase diagram, compute a series of complex equilibria, or predict phase transitions in industrial alloys.

We have designed MTDATA for Windows to take advantage of the Windows interface, using a full 32-bit optimising compiler. The benefits that Windows bestows, such as context-sensitive help, multi-tasking, file transferability and print formatting are automatically available. Windows standards of consistency and compatibility means that MTDATA for Windows is as intuitive and accessible for occasional as it is for regular users.

MTDATA for Windows incorporates high quality databases that have been compiled through collaboration within SGTE of which NPL is a founder member. As the UK’s national standards laboratory, NPL offers a wide range of data generation and consultancy services.

The process of providing all the facilities of the command line version of MTDATA in the Windows version is a gradual one. The present Windows version is one stage in that process. If you need to use the command line version, it is a possible to switch from the Windows version and back again. The data and results files are compatible.

Versions of MTDATA are also available for most UNIX platforms, VMS alpha and VAX, and for MS-DOS. These have a flexible and powerful character based interface and are the recommended versions for users with very high performance requirements.

For guidance on the use of MTDATA for Windows see getting started.

For the latest information visit the MTDATA Website. Or telephone, fax or e-mail.


Updated 7 May 2010