Training / Workshop


Next MatCalc workshop: December 13th-14th, 2018

 

Next MatCalc training courses:

- Basic course: August 6th-9th, 2019

- Advanced course: August 20th-22nd, 2019


 

11th MatCalc workshop and user meeting

The workshop and user meeting is aimed at bringing together MatCalc users for discussion of problems and exchange of ideas. During the two days, experienced MatCalc trainers are available to provide tips and tricks as well as worked examples. The participants are asked to provide short presentations of their experience / solutions / problems, which will serve as starting points for deeper discussion. This workshop is particularly valuable for users with a certain degree of experience, since the problems discussed will require basic skills in the use of the software as well as understanding of problems in thermodynamics and kinetics. It is likely to be of limited value for MatCalc newbies. The MatCalc workshop and user meeting is held at a time when Vienna exhibits lots of very nice Christmas markets. We are going to visit one of them in the evening ...

The next workshop will take place on December 13-14, 2018 and it is open to every MatCalc user interested in improving his skills and sharing his experience. For more information and to register, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Training 2019

MatCalc is a complex software, and modeling of materials microstructure and properties is a complex topic. Consequently, there is a million of possibilities to make things right (or wrong). To give the beginners a helping hand, we offer training on the MatCalc software and courses on basic thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanics as related to problems which can be solved with MatCalc. Currently, the training content is divided between two courses. The first one covers the MatCalc handling and the thermokinetic simulations of precipitates. Based on this content, the second course explores the advanced simulations of the microstructure evolution (vacancy dynamics, grain growth, work hardening, recovery, recrystallization) and the estimation of the material’s mechanical properties (yield strength, flow curves).

 

"MatCalc Basic Thermokinetic Simulations"

The basic course covering the thermodynamic and kinetic simulations of precipitates takes place on August 6-9, 2019. The training is held as an official course offered by the Continuing Education Center TU Wien. In order to register, fill out the registration form available on the CEC website and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need more information.

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)

- 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 (9:00 - 17:00)

- Theory: Nucleation theory and implementation into MatCalc

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

- Theory: Treatment of interfacial energies.

- Theory and practice: Grain boundary precipitation versus random distribution: the importance of the correct diffusion field geometry

- Examples

Friday (9:00 - 14:00)

- Calculation of TTP-diagrams (theory and example)

- Discussion / analysis of practical examples of users

 

"MatCalc Advanced Microstructure Simulations"

The advanced course covering the microstructure evolution and mechanical property simulations takes place on August 20-22, 2019. The training is held as an official course offered by the Continuing Education Center TU Wien. In order to register, fill out the registration form available on the CEC website and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need more information.

Program

Tuesday (10:00 - 17:00)

- Welcome

- Grain growth models: Single-class, Multi-class

- Interaction of precipitate kinetics with grain growth: Zener pinning, solute drag

- Dislocation density evolution models

- Interaction of precipitation kinetics with dislocation density evolution – strain induced precipitates

Wednesday (9:00 - 17:00)

- Subgrain growth model: static recovery, dynamic recovery

- Recrystallization model: single- and multi-class grain growth based

- Vacancy dynamics: quenched-in vacancies, vacancy trapping

Thursday (9:00 - 14:00)

- Yield strength modeling: evaluation of mechanical threshold

- Flow curve modeling

- Discussion / analysis of practical examples of users

 

In case of any questions you might also send an email to Ernst.


 

Further Information for your stay in Vienna:

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