Training 2017

This year's MatCalc course 'Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc' was held from Aug. 8-11 2017 at the Vienna University of Technology with 17 participants from both academia and industry.


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Training 2017: "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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Participants waiting for the presentation of Heinrich... Ernst streching after the class unit
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 Leandro working on the simulation setup  Alexander looks somewhat suspicious about the result
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...but Carina seems to be pleased with the outcome ...and so does Andreas
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Mohammed is happy with new MatCalc functionality Isabell is worried about the error message
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Michail and Alexis remain sceptic  ... on the other hand, Aleksandar is contented 
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Christoph checks if model equations are correct Ibrahim wonders if the process conditions are fine
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Martin and Rene see that the process conditions are fine David enjoys reading the course documents
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Bernhard executed his script without error Nora and Bernhard follow the presentation on the big screen
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Sunset over the Danube was the scenery... ... of our social evening at Rembetiko
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We shared our impressions... ...with refreshing beverages at hand
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The supper provided us with energy... stay till the late evening hours.