This 2-day session will introduce the students to the principles of Alloy design. The underlying theory, computational thermodynamics and kinetics (CALPHAD) will be briefly presented. The calculation of phase diagrams, phase equilibria and simulation of phase transformations with special applications to Al-based alloys will be presented and practical examples will be discussed. The emphasis will be on the computational tools to give the students an overview of what can be done. The Thermo-Calc code will be used in all exercises.
The session also covers hands-on exercises demonstrating calculation of phase diagrams, solidification paths, heat treatment etc. In addition, there is time allocated for the students to consider problems defined by themselves.
|Prof. Lars Arnberg|
|Prof. John Ågren|