Training 2016

This year's MatCalc course 'Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc' was held on Aug. 2-5 2016 at the Vienna University of Technology with 15 participants from both academia and industry.


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Training 2016: "Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc"


Tuesday (10:00 - 17:00)

- Welcome

- Introduction in MatCalc: GUI and first steps

- Theory: thermodynamic equilibrium, driving forces, databases, ...

- Practical training: How to create a workspace, simple equilibrium calculations, stepped calculations ...

- Practical training: Graphical representation of results, data export, ...

Wednesday (9:00 - 17:00)

- Scheil-Gulliver type calculations (theory and practice)

- T0- temperature (theory and practice)

- Using scripts in MatCalc (examples)

- Theory: Phase transformation and precipitation: Comparison of popular models (KJMA, parabolic growth, DICTRA, ...)

- Practice: How to set up precipitation kinetics simulations

- Theory: Introduction to the SFFK Model

Thursday (10:00 - 18:00)

- Theory: Nucleation theory and implementation into MatCalc

- Practice: Changing nucleation conditions: Ortho- / paraequilibrium nucleus composition, nucleation sites, etc.

- Practice: Simulation of heat treatments

- Theory: Treatment of interfacial energies.

- Theory and practice: Grain boundary precipitation versus random distribution: the importance of the correct diffusion field geometry

- Examples

Friday (8:30 - 14:30)

- Calculation of TTP-diagrams (theory and example)

- Discussion / analysis of practical examples of users

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 Lecture room is full of eager students... ...assisted by Martin and Piotr
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Ernst is passing the MatCalc principles Duancheng, Carina, Thomas and Paul are doing the exercises
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Fabian, Christian and Kevin are listening to the theory part Philipp, Hojun and Chitta are running their simulation
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Stefano. Daniel and Bernhard are waiting for the result Andrey and Ali are wondering about the outcome
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Martin is helping to find what went wrong  The group gathers after the hard working day...
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 .to get some refreshment in the evening...  ...and exchange their impressions
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 After the sunset the fun part continued...  ...on the bank of Donaukanal