Training 2010

This year's MatCalc course 'Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc' was held from Aug. 10-13 2010 at the Vienna University of Technology with 8 participants from both academia and industry.


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Time schedule of the this year's MatCalc training course:

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010; 9:30 to 17:30

- Welcome, History, field of application …

- Introduction to MatCalc: GUI and first steps/calculations


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

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


- Practical training: Stepped calculations, graphical representation of results, data export


- Theory: thermodynamic equilibrium, driving forces, databases, ... (continued)

- Practical training: Calculation of Phase boundaries (‘How to find …’), Calculation and plotting of Fe-C phase diagram

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010; 9:00 to 17:00

- Scheil-Gulliver simulation, microsegregation and relevance for kinetic simulations (theory and practice)


- T0- temperature (theory and practice)


- Performing a first precipitation simulation in the GUI (cementite in ferrite)


- Simulation of a precipitate size distribution

- Introduction to console commands

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010; 9:00 to 17:00

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

- Practical training: Evaluation of driving forces for precipitates

- Practical training: Influence of matrix parameters


- Theory: Phase transformation and precipitation in the MatCalc framework: SFFK model

- Theory: Introduction to the SFFK Model: evolution equations


- Practical training: Writing a script for precipitation simulation


- Practical training: Heat treament simulation: Precipitation of (Nb,V)(C,N) in steel

Friday, Aug 13, 2010; 9:00 to 15:00

- Practical training: Precipitation in Ni-alloys. Strategies for optimizing the modelling parameters


- Theory: Nucleation theory, treatment of interfacial energies


- Discussion / analysis of practical examples of users

Foto gallery ...

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In our lecture room ... ... Ernst was guiding through the MatCalc features.
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Uffe seemed a little sceptic, ... Esra trying various keyboard-shortcuts
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Silke got sad with her result Mohammad compares his result with the one of Ernst
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Daniel focused on his work Christian is quite content with the simulation
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Tim thinks on his problem (or plays minesweeper?) Zeljko in concentrated action
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The whole group was working hard on the simulation Learning for the MatCalc final exam... :)
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Then came the time for some refreshment ... ... which revived the scientific discussion
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Soon, we enjoyed the sunset at the Alte Donau ... ... but the discussions were continued up to late night hours (@Tel-Aviv Beach at Donaukanal)