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Course 2008

This year's MatCalc course 'Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc' was held from Aug. 5-8 2008 at the Vienna University of Technology. A group of 21 people from Italy, Germany, Romania, Iran, Pakistan, India, Netherlands, Poland and Austria have been participating.

 

 

 

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

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2008; 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, Aug 6, 2008; 9:00 to 17:00

- Scheil-Gulliver simulation, microsegregation and relevance for kinetic simulations.

- T0- temperature (theory and practice)

 

Break

 

- Theory: Ortho- and paraequilibrium

- Practical training: Calculation of Phase diagrams (Fe-C)

 

Break

 

- Theory: Phase transformation and precipitation in the MatCalc framework: SFFK model

- Theory: Introduction to the SFFK Model: evolution equations

- Performing a first precipitation simulation in the GUI

Thursday, Aug 7, 2008; 9:00 to 17:00

Break


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

 

Break

 

- Practice: precipitation kinetics settings and precipitation domains

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

Break

 

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

 

Friday, Aug 8, 2008; 9:00 to 15:00

- Theory: Nucleation theory and implementation into MatCalc
- Discussion of an example (scripts) to simulate a complex heat treatment using the MatCalc heat treatment features

 

Break

 

- Theory: 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

 


 

Foto gallery ...

 

In the lecture room ... ... working concentrated.
Ahmad, always smiling. Bernd with a grin :-)
Manuel, checking. Sharoz, sceptic.
Piotr assisting Farhan, Ernst teaching ...
... and assisting Sabine. Sometimes, others are assisting: Jakob and Cecilia.
View of the teaching room. Ernst in the MatCalc spot light.
   
Evening project: discussing the days lectures :-) in a traditional Viennese Restaurant.
Its name is 'Golden Bell' (find it in the background) Susanne and Mario.
Ahmad and Farhan. Still discussing and
 
discussing ...