Roger Powell and Tim Holland

Latest updates: THERMOCALC v 3.25 and mineral coding files

THERMOCALC is a thermodynamic calculation software package for tackling mineral equilibria problems. It has two main components: the application itself, and the internally-consistent thermodynamic dataset it uses.

THERMOCALC, being backwards-compatible, works with the various generations of dataset, so it is usually appropriate to use the current version of THERMOCALC, as provided here. Which version of the dataset you use is much more important. There are two main versions of THERMOCALC currently available:

Software and Documentation for THERMOCALC, drawpd and AX are available for download
(Also available in identical form from Roger Powell's website.)

The documentation is © rp/tjbh 2005. If you would like to quote anything from the documentation, please use

Roger Powell and Tim Holland (2001). Course Notes for "THERMOCALC Workshop 2001: Calculating Metamorphic Phase Equilibria" (on CD-ROM).

There is some information on (a) the 1998 Dataset and (b) some simple activity-composition relations in minerals, and their THERMOCALC coding (updated for v 3.25).

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