OpenPhase - Microstructure Simulation!

OpenPhase is a powerful microstructure simulation suite made for metallic materials, ceramics and minerals.

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OpenPhase Software

OpenPhase Studio is a powerful microstructure simulation suite made for metallic materials, ceramics and minerals. Using multi-physics models embedded in the phase-field method, materials processes such as solidification, heat treatment, mechanical testing and many more can be simulated. OpenPhase is available in two flavours, OpenPhase Studio and OpenPhase Core. OpenPhase Studio is our full-featured microstructure simulation suite with user-friendly GUI, intuitive simulation setup and on-the-fly data analysis. An open-source C++ library is available with OpenPhase Core, which includes the core OpenPhase functionality and offers full flexibility in building custom simulations.

OpenPhase enables you to:

  • Innovate and accelerate materials development
  • Complement experiments
  • Optimize processes through better understanding of materials behavior

Our Products


OpenPhase Studio

The full-featured microstructure simulation suite OpenPhase Studio offers an intuitive GUI including documentation and on-the-fly visualization. New simulations can be quickly created from pre-defined material and process presets.


OpenPhase Core

If flexibility is essential, a powerful C++ library is available in OpenPhase Core. The open-source code can be expanded by using OpenPhase Modules, such as OP Advanced Mechanics and OP Thermodynamics.


Custom Solutions

Custom solutions range from custom simulations tailored to your research over implementation of new models to parameter studies and development of custom interfaces.



OpenPhase support answers technical and scientific questions and helps you quickly find the right simulation setup for your material and process parameters.

OpenPhase Features

The development of OpenPhase started in 2008 at ICAMS, one of the world-leading materials simulation institutes. With today over 50 man-years of development, OpenPhase is the most feature-rich phase-field code available. Continuous development by the OpenPhase Solutions team ensures that OpenPhase is state-of-the-art in simulating microstructure evolution.


Intuitive graphical user-interface

Guided creation of simulations, integrated documentation and presets for various materials and processes.


Modular library

OpenPhase Studio and OpenPhase Core use a modular structure that allows combining different physical modules into a single simulation or simulate a complex process through consecutive simulation steps.


Powerful diffusion module

Realistic simulation of diffusion and phase transformation. Coupling to Thermo-Calc and Open Calphad enables realistic simulation of complex material systems.


Extensive mechanics module

Finite strain elasticity snd crystal plasticity for complex mechanics simulations of evolving or static microstructures.


Straightforward flow solver

Fluid-flow solver using Lattice Boltzmann method for calculating melt flow during solidification.


Flexible nucleation and microstructure creation

Easy creation of initial microstructures, realistic nucleation based on various properties.

Our Team

Ingo Steinbach

Prof. Dr. Ingo Steinbach

Managing Director

Oleg Shchyglo

Dr. Oleg Shchyglo

Senior Consultant

Marvin Tegeler

Dr. Marvin Tegeler

Software Developer

Raphael Schiedung

Dr. Raphael Schiedung

Customer Relations

Hesham Salama

M.Sc. Hesham Salama

Technical Support

Questions & Answers

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OpenPhase Studio is a robust microstructure modeling software package designed for metallic materials, ceramics, and minerals. Using multi-physics models incorporated in the phase-field approach, several material processes may be simulated, including solidification, heat treatment, and mechanical testing.