Training 2012


This year's MatCalc course 'Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc' was held from Aug. 7-10 2012 at the Vienna University of Technology with 24 participants from both academia and industry.



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Training 2012: "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 (9:00 - 17:00)


- Theory: Nucleation theory and implementation into MatCalc

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

- Practice: Simulation of heat treatments

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

- Examples


Friday (9:00 - 14:30)


- Theory: Treatment of interfacial energies.

- Discussion / analysis of practical examples of users


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This year, the computer room was filled up... ...with course participants. All PC's were occupied.
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Ernst demonstrated the usage of MatCalc. Marion and Felix focused on the simulation.
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Uwe is simulating a complex heat treatment process. Andreas is happy with the results.
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Satoru is about starting the calculation with a click. Min (front) and Katsuya remained sceptic.
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Ernst (right) tested MatCalc on Mac. Ozan (left) is concerned about an error message. Evgeniya analyzing the output. Martin looks for an inspiration.
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Saeed (right) is taking notes, while Jason (left) plays MatCalc roulette. Paul compares his result with the ones on the big screen.
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Monika (front), Coline (center) and Claudia working diligently on their computers... ... and Alex (front), Denis (center) and Axel thinking on the possible application of the results.
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Going out after a day of hard working... ... to satisfy the hunger at the social evening...
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... which we spent in the Old Danube scenery. When the calories were resupplied, we took a bus...
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... to the illuminated 'Copa Cagrana' ... ... where we looked for something to quench the thirst.
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Now, we could easily relax... ... and practice the Viennese waltz. Or was it salsa?