Solidification of the alloy is usually the first stage in the metallurgical process chain. The properties of the solid material are created here and will be the subject of the subsequent process stages. The extent of the compositional inhomogeneity and the presence of the precipitates formed directly from the liquid phase will influence the further microstructure evolution.

With the available thermodynamic description, the evaluation of segregation and primary precipitation during casting can be performed based on the Scheil-Gulliver calculation. Scheil-Gulliver analysis utilizes the thermodynamic data to the simulation of the liquid alloy transformation toward the solid phases. It gives information about the number, the amount and the chemical composition of the created phases over the relevant temperature range. With this insight, various system compositions might be tested to find the optimal properties of the solidified material.

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