There is a newer version of MICRESS

MICRESS® - the MICRostructure Evolution Simulation Software - is a software enabling the time- and space-resolved calculation of microstructure formation, especially in metallurgical systems. The software is based on a generalized multiphase-field concept for multiphase and multicomponent systems (see J.Eiken, B.Böttger, I.Steinbach, 2006). The historic grounds of the used phase-field concept were developed by ACCESS scientists in 1995 (see I.Steinbach, F.Pezzolla, B.Nestler, M.Seeßelberg, R.Prieler, G.J.Schmitz, J.L.L.Rezende, 1995). The core module which includes phase-field and diffusion modelling is combined with fluid flow, stress and temperature modules. The software is maintained and distributed by ACCESS e.V., a non-profit research center at the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH).

Accessing MICRESS 7.003

To load the module for MICRESS 7.003 please use this command on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEAR Cloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs):

module load MICRESS/7.003

BEAR Apps Version




The listed architectures consist of two part: OS-CPU.

  • BlueBEAR: The OS used on BlueBEAR is represented by EL and there are several different processor (CPU) types available on BlueBEAR. More information about the processor types on BlueBEAR is available on the BlueBEAR Job Submission page.
  • BEAR Cloud and CaStLeS VMs: These VMs can have one of two OSes. Those with access to a BEAR Cloud or CaStLeS VM should check that the listed architectures for an application include the OS of VM being used. The VMs, irrespective of OS, will use the haswell CPU type.

MICRESS Licensing

The licenses for this software are only accessible by members of the School of Metallurgy and Materials. If you require access to the software, please contact the IT Service Desk for details. We will then check that you are in the appropriate department before giving access to the software.

More Information

For more information visit the MICRESS website.

Other Versions

These versions of MICRESS are available on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEAR Cloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs). These will be retained in accordance with our Applications Support and Retention Policy.

Version BEAR Apps Version
7.200 2022a

Last modified on 14th December 2020