Training 2014

This year's MatCalc course 'Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc' was held from Aug. 5-8 2014 at the Vienna University of Technology with 16 participants from both academia and industry.


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Training 2014: "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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Once again, we met in our course room... ...where Rainer (right, standing) supervised the hardware.
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As usual, Ernst was happy to supervise everything else. Johannes is ready for the exercises
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Arianna brought us a huge load of smile from Italy... ...and got an immediate support from Mamta.
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Johan clicking through his way to the solution Baptiste remains sceptic about the result
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Nobuyoshi seems confused... ... but Salar is satisfied with the outcome.
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Can you guess what Yoshiharu is thinking about? Christoph is proud about his performance
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Hongcai is done with his calculation Jayaram is apparently in the good mood
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Bernadette is delighted with the obtained curves Sabine is dreaming about the course certificate
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Lin is focused on solving the problem... ... and Alice is studying the documentation
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At evening, we ate the dinner at Otto Wagner Schützenhaus Alice has found something delicious, hasn't she?
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Rainer is still taking his choice, Georg (right) enjoys the view '... and then a big paw out of the river grasped at my beer...'
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The moonlight illuminated the banks of Donaukanal... ...and the lights on the Ringturm tip predicted a good weather
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Later on, discussions continued. As Matthias served the wine... ...all stresses got dissipated at the maximum rate possible.