DICTRA – Background – Theory – Applications

DICTRA – Background – Theory – Applications

In this unique and exciting webinar, you’ll learn about the history of DICTRA and several practical applications from one of the original developers of the software. The rational and the early development of DICTRA will be reviewed. The underlying theory, inspired by the ideas on irreversible thermodynamics by Onsager and later by Kirkaldy, will then be summarized. The webinar will also discuss how the concept of mobility as way of massive data reduction was introduced in the early development.

A number of practical applications of DICTRA, now known as the Diffusion Module, many with important industrial implications, will be reviewed. This includes diffusion in welded joints of dissimilar materials, carbide dissolution during soft annealing of steels, carburizing and nitriding during case hardening, and more.

Speakers: Prof. John Ågren, Thermo-Calc Software

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Prof. John Ågren
Co-founder of Thermo-Calc Software AB
Professor Emeritus, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

About the Speaker

As a co-founder of Thermo-Calc Software AB and one of the developers of the Thermo-Calc and DICTRA software, Prof. John Ågren is the chairman of the Thermo-Calc Software Board of Directors as well as a professor emeritus at the department of Materials Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. With a doctorate from KTH in 1981, around 200 publications, and having delivered hundreds of conference presentations world-wide, Prof. Ågren is recognized as a leader in thermodynamic and kinetic analysis of phase transformations and a pioneer in the field of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).

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