The software package ESPEI has been developed for efficient evaluation of thermodynamic model parameters within the CALPHAD method. ESPEI uses a linear fitting strategy to parameterize Gibbs energy functions of single phases based on their thermochemical data and refines the model parameters using phase equilibrium data through Bayesian parameter estimation within a Markov Chain Monte Carlo machine learning approach. In this paper, the methodologies employed in ESPEI are discussed in detail and demonstrated for the Cu-Mg system down to 0 K using unary descriptions based on segmented regression. The model parameter uncertainties are quantified and propagated to the Gibbs energy functions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)