# 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.

## Training 2015: "Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc"

## Program

**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)

- T_{0}- 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