Empty .GES File?

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Empty .GES File?

Post by cboe » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:48 pm

Hello MICRESS forum users :)

maybe one of you also encounter a problem while creating a new *.GES5-file. Let me explain my problem and debugging approaches.

First things first I use Thermocalc 2019a and MICRESS v6.402 (Windows).

I want to re-create a .GES5 file, just like the TC2015a_ALCU, with the elements AL CU and the phases LIQ FCC_A1 ALCU_ETA in order to make sure that I know how to create a .GES5 file. I use the following commands derived from the MICRESS/Examples/HOWTO_FeCMn. As a first step I altered the HOWTO_FeCMn file, dragged & dropped it on Thermocalc2019 and I got the desired output of AlCu.GES5 file. However, I got an error messsage in MICRESS using the T002_AlCu_equiaxed_dri.txt example:

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 TC-Coupling activated
 No relinearisation is done per Interface!
 # Reading GES5 workspace ...
 The database contains the following components:
 # Number of components in database is not
 # identical to given number
Therefore, I changed my approach and typed in everything by hand in the Thermocalc2019a commandline (see following description) to see if there are any error messages in Thermocalc2019a command line:

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$ goto dat
$ sw TCAl5
$ d-sys al cu
   AL CU DEFINED
$ rej phases *
   [long list of phases]... REJECTED
$ rest phases liq fcc_a1 alcu_eta
   LIQ FCC_A1 ALCU_ETA RESTORED
$ get
$ app mobal4
$ d-sys al cu
$ rej phases *
   [long list of phases]... REJECTED
$ rest phases liq fcc_a1 alcu_eta
   *** ALCU_ETA INPUT IGNORED
   LIQ FCC_A1 RESTORED
$ get
$ go gibbs
   GIBBS ENERGY SYSTEM VERSION 5.2
$ save AlCu
I did not get any error messages from the command line. To check if the .GES5-file I created is not empty I used the following commands - found in the forum:

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$ go gibbs
$ read ges_workspace
   [I chose the AlCu]
$ list_data
   Sorry, LIST-DATA disabled for this database
   OUTPUT TO SCREEN OR FILE /SCREEN/: [ENTER]
The output I get is not empty and I got a long list with the involving constituents AL CU. I also loaded Examples/Training/GES_Files/TC2015a_AlCu and compared it to my AlCu: it looks the same. I conclude that my AlCu.GES5 file is not empty and should - in theory - work.

I want to know now what Thermo-Calc index the components and the phases have, so I can allocate them in the MICRESS driving-file. I used T002_AlCu_Equiaxed (as mentioned before which works with the TC2015a_ALCu) and now I change it to my newly created AlCu.GES5 file. I use the following command in the driving-file without the *.GES5 extension:

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# Name of Thermo-Calc *.GES5 file without extension?
GES_Files/AlCu
As an ouput in the log-file I get the same aforementioned message:

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 TC-Coupling activated
 No relinearisation is done per Interface!
 # Reading GES5 workspace ...
 The database contains the following components:
 # Number of components in database is not
 # identical to given number
The number of components in the database does not equal to the given number. As far as I understood correctly I have a AlCu.GES-file with 1 dissolved constituens. Therfore, the number of components in the driving file matches the number of components in the GES-file.

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# Number of dissolved constituents?   (int)
1
I am stuck, now.
Can anyone help me please?

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,
Constantin
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Re: Empty .GES File?

Post by ralph » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:03 pm

Hi Constantin,

Did you really use the newly generated GES5 file in MICRESS ? The file which you checked in TC.
Can you attach your GES5 file here ?

Best,
Ralph

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Re: Empty .GES File?

Post by cboe » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:09 pm

Yes, I am sure, I used the newly generated GES5 file in MICRESS. I attached the file
AlCu.GES5
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Re: Empty .GES File?

Post by ralph » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:22 pm

Hm. Don't know.
The file works fine.

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# Reading GES5 workspace ...
# Index relations between TC and MICRESS
# --------------------------------------
# The database contains the following components:
# 1: AL
# 2: CU
# Specify relation between component indices Micress -> TC!
# The main component has in MICRESS the index 0
# Thermo-Calc index of (MICRESS) component 0?
1
# Thermo-Calc index of (MICRESS) component 1?
2
# 0 -> AL
# 1 -> CU
# The database contains 3 phases:
# 1: ALCU_ETA
# 2: FCC_A1
# 3: LIQUID
# Specify relation between phase indices Micress -> TC!
# The matrix phase has in MICRESS the index 0
# Thermo-Calc index of the (MICRESS) phase 0  [ name ('#'-->'$') ]?
3
# Thermo-Calc index of the (MICRESS) phase 1  [ name ('#'-->'$') ]?
2
# 0 -> LIQUID
# 1 -> FCC_A1
Best,
Ralph

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Re: Empty .GES File?

Post by ralph » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:28 pm

May be a misleading error message and it is a license issue.
Contact support to check this.

Best,
Ralph

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