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Course 2009

This year's MatCalc course 'Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc' was held from Aug. 11-14 2008 at the Vienna University of Technology with 14 participants from both academia and industry.




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

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009; 9:30 to 17:30

- Welcome, History, field of application …

- Introduction to MatCalc: GUI and first steps/calculations




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

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



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




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

- Practical training: Calculation of Phase boundaries (‘How to find …’), Calculation and plotting of Fe-C phase diagram



Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009; 9:00 to 17:00

- Scheil-Gulliver simulation, microsegregation and relevance for kinetic simulations (theory and practice).




- T0- temperature (theory and practice)




- Performing a first precipitation simulation in the GUI (cementite in ferrite)




- Simulation of a precipitate size distribution

- Introduction to console commands



Thursday, Aug 13, 2009; 9:00 to 17:00

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

- Practical training: Evaluation of driving forces for precipitates

- Practical training: Influence of matrix parameters




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

- Theory: Introduction to the SFFK Model: evolution equations




- Practical training: Writing a script for precipitation simulation




- Practical training: Heat treament simulation: Precipitation of NbC in steel



Friday, Aug 14, 2008; 9:00 to 15:00

- Practical training: Precipitation in Al-Mg-Si alloys. Strategies for optimizing the modelling parameters




- Theory: Nucleation theory, treatment of interfacial energies




- Discussion / analysis of practical examples of users



Foto gallery ...


The lecture room has not changed from last year... ... the participant's motivation has neither, ...
... nor has Ernst. Personal assistance was assured
Discussions during the coffee break. Jozef, and Erwin in thinking pose.
Philippe seems to be happy with the result... ... while Peter and Charles are still working on their problems
Markus and Sergey, having a hard day. Angela and Werner, more relaxed.
Alfred focused on the simulation Peter, Joel and Omar, having fun.
Picture during the social evening on Wednesday. Erwin and Peter, in the Winds of Alte Donau.
Prost, Peter! ...und Mahlzeit!
Omar and Ernst seemed surprised... see the Viennese Baywatch on patrol...
After dusk, the moods got even better. You can see it in Piotr's mimics.