Training / Workshop

Next MatCalc workshop: August 8th-11th, 2017


Training 2017: "Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc"

Matcalc is a complex software, and thermodynamics and kinetics are complex topics. Consequently, there is a million possibilities to make things right (or wrong). Since we know about this problem, we offer training on the MatCalc software and courses on basic thermodynamics and kinetics as related to problems which can be solved with MatCalc. The next training course takes place on August 8-11, 2017. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need more information.

The training is held as an official course offered by the Continuing Education Center Vienna University of Technology. In order to register, fill out the registration form available on the website and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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

In case of any questions simply send an email to Ernst.


10th 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 December 2017 and it is open to every MatCalc user interested in improving his skills and sharing his experience. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Further Information for your stay in Vienna:

... hotel info...