Course 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; 9:00 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
 ScheilGulliver 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 TTPdiagrams (theory and example)
Break
 Calculation of TTPdiagrams
(theory and example)
 Discussion / analysis of practical examples of users
