Training 2015

This year's MatCalc course 'Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc' was held from Aug. 4-7 2015 at the Vienna University of Technology with 28 participants from both academia and industry.


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Training 2015: "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

Foto gallery ...

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With increasing number of participants... ...we had to switch to the bigger classroom
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Ernst remained faithful to his MacBook Simon and Lukas follow the instructions
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Clemens checks if all the settings were defined correctly Gernot and Stephan are most happy with the outcome
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Bernhard and Stefan waiting for the results Andreas and Eric wondering about the result meaning
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Roman and Abel waiting for the next coffee break Sarah and Horst being after the coffee break
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Georg scans the progress of Raluca and Maria Chang-Seok and Jiwon finding their way through GUI
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Martin, Christian and Thiemo found the exercise as easy Wen Wen and Shoichi are surprised by the plot curve
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Georg and Johannes stumbled upon an error message Armin contemplating the potential profits from the result
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Social evening was spent in the green ambience... ... which was a nice place to relax
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Maria laughs at the German dish names read by Anton... ...Michael reads these names translated into Korean...
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...Harald let his smartphone play the pronunciation The discussions continued long after the dinner...