DGM-European Advanced Training Course

Frankfurt, (PresseBox) - Tayloring materials to purpose is all about how we control their microstructure. In model systems, the effect of alloying elements is textbook knowledge for every materials engineer. In practice, materials are multi-component systems that are subject to enhanced and complex service conditions. The prediction of phase equilibria in these systems can more likely be provided using numerical techniques. How to calculate stable and metastable phase equilibria as a function of temperature and composition is the subject of computational thermodynamics, the topic of the first of two consecutive advanced training courses.

Once the thermodynamic driving forces are known, the computer simulation of phase transformations offers an excellent tool for predicting the kinetics of microstructure formation. This includes the morphological evolution during transitions, the development of precipitation sequences of stable and metastable phases and microstructural long term stability. Kinetic data have to do with the mobility of elements and interfaces. There are new simulation approaches with excellent predictive capability that are demonstrated in the second course of this specific training series including interactively presented case studies on steel, Ni-base and Al alloys.

Both seminars will be conducted by Prof. Gerhard Inden, formerly affiliated to the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, and by further leading specialists from both research institutes and industry. They will take place consecutively in the Seehotel Maria Laach that is overlooking the wide round of the largest Eifel maar, a volcanoe lake in close vivinity to a 900 year old monastry.

The seminars can be separateley booked under http://www.dgm.de/fortbildung/?tgnr=847 (Thermodynamics) and http://www.dgm.de/fortbildung/?tgnr=853 (Phase Transformation). For both there are only a few places left.

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