D34-Thermodynamics and kinetics: modelling of phase diagrams and microstructure evolution

No. Symposium Organiser Co-Organiser
D34 Thermodynamics and kinetics: modelling of phase diagrams and microstructure evolution Prof. Hans J. Seifert
Technical University of Freiberg, Germany

seifert@ww.tu-freiberg.de (seifert null@null ww NULL.tu-freiberg NULL.de)

Prof. Rainer Schmid-Fetzer
Technical University of Clausthal, Germany

schmid-fetzer@tu-clausthal.de (schmid-fetzer null@null tu-clausthal NULL.de)

Dr. Nele Moelans

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Nele.Moelans@mtm.kuleuven.be (Nele NULL.Moelans null@null mtm NULL.kuleuven NULL.be)

This symposium will focus on modelling and simulation of engineering materials (metallic alloys, ceramics, composites) in different length and time scale. Recent progresses in computational thermodynamics and kinetics have significantly supported the efficiency of engineering materials design. Thermodynamic and kinetic modeling is progressively used to extend computer databases and develop advanced software for application oriented simulations. The results are devoted to optimize materials processing and performance and the design of completely new materials. Contributions are invited on:

  1. Modelling and calculation of phase diagrams and thermodynamic functions using methods in computational thermodynamics, e. g. CALPHAD (computer coupling of phase diagrams and thermochemistry) and ab-initio approaches;
  2. Phase-field techniques for microstructure evolution simulations with complex morphologies and combined effects of several thermodynamic driving forces, such as interfacial free energy, chemical bulk free energy and elastic energy.  Coupling of CALPHAD with the phase-field technique for multi-component alloys;
  3. Experimental thermodynamic and kinetic data to be used as input for Calphad and phase field modelling.