# Training 2007

This year's MatCalc course '**Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc**' was held from 4^{th} to 7^{th} September in Graz at the Graz University of Technology. A group of 19 people from France, Italy, Germany and Austria were participating.

## Time scedule of the this year's MatCalc training course:

### Tuesday, Sept 4, 2007; 10:00 to 17:00

- Welcome, History, field of application …

- Introduction to MatCalc: GUI and first steps/calculations

- Theory: thermodynamic equilibrium, driving forces, databases, ...

Break

- Practical training: How to create a workspace, simple equilibrium calculations

Break

- Theory: thermodynamic equilibrium, driving forces, databases, ... (continued)

- Practical training: Stepped calculations, graphical representation of results, data export

Break

- Theory: thermodynamic equilibrium, driving forces, databases, ... (continued)

- Practical training: Calculation of Phase boundaries (‘How to find …’)

### Wednesday, Sept 5, 2007; 9:00 to 17:00

- Practical training: Calculation of Phase diagrams (orthoequilibrium)

Break

- Theory: Ortho- and paraequilibrium

- Practical training: Calculation of Phase diagrams (paraequilibrium)

Break

- T_{0}- temperature (theory and practice)

Break

- Scheil-Gulliver type calculations (theory and practice)

### Thursday, Sept 6, 2007; 9:00 to 17:00

- Theory: Phase transformation and precipitation: Comparison of popular models (KJMA, parabolic growth, DICTRA, ...)

Break

- Practice: How to set up precipitation kinetics simulations (precipitation of cementite in ferrite)

Break

- Theory: Nucleation theory and implementation into MatCalc

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

Break

- Using scripts in MatCalc (precipitation of cementite in ferrite)

### Friday, Sept 7, 2007; 9:00 to 15:00

- Theory: Introduction to the SFFK Model: evolution equations

- Discussion of an example (scripts) to simulate a complex heat treatment for a high alloyed steel

Break

- Theory: Introduction to the SFFK Model: treatment of interfacial energies

- Calculation of TTP-diagrams (theory and example)

Break

- Calculation of TTP-diagrams (theory and example)

- Discussion / analysis of practical examples of users