Training 2013

This year's MatCalc course 'Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc' was held from Aug. 6-9 2013 at the Vienna University of Technology with 20 participants from both academia and industry.


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Training 2013: "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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Course participants were dealing with interesting problems... ...under guidance of Ernst and assistance of the tutors.
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Mustafa (left) and Johannes having good time with MatCalc. Georg is pleased with the work of Surya.
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Ronny (right) seems exhausted, Pawel is still focused. Thomas (left) interprets the results, Peter looks for inspiration.
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Katharina waits eagerly for the end of the simulation. Diana is all smiles with the obtained plot curves.
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Alexander thinks on the improvements... ... while Marion is slowly getting tired of clicking :)
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Marco (left) and Silke keep working hard. Aenne is probably not satisfied...
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... and Marion seems also to be confused. Ingwer noting the tricks learned during the course.
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Phillip never gave up looking for the perfect solution... ... and Marina probably found one already!
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Manuel (left) and Andreas are happy with their performance. Ernst reveals the secrets of the precipitation kinetics simulations
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A well deserved break with some refreshments... .... when the impressions could be also shared.
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Enjoying the supper and the fresh air... ... in 'Zur Alten Kaisermühlen' restaurant.
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At night, some more refreshment was found... ...and the energy was resupplied at "Strandbar Herrmann"