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Diffusion Module (DICTRA) Live Online Training

Diffusion Module (DICTRA) Live Online Training

The Diffusion Module (DICTRA) live online training is intended as a beginner’s course, but is also useful for those of you who are already DICTRA users. No prior knowledge of the Diffusion Module (DICTRA) is required. The DICTRA training course focuses on using Graphical Mode. It is given over 3 half-days and may include a little bit of homework before each day.

Upcoming Courses

We currently have one set of live online courses scheduled for DICTRA. We schedule online courses two to three times per year, so check back if the dates below do not work for you.

  • 16 – 18 April 2024| Online, broadcast from Stockholm, Sweden

What You Will Learn

You will learn hands-on how to solve engineering types of problems involving diffusion in multicomponent systems, including diffusional phase transformations of various types using the Diffusion Module (DICTRA).

Multicomponent diffusion theory and mobility databases will be briefly discussed in the course.

Some prior knowledge of basic diffusion theory, thermodynamics, and phase transformations in materials is an advantage, but not a requirement. The same is true for experience using Thermo-Calc.

Good to Know

The training course is hands-on with each participant working at their own computer. Much of the presentations will be in the form of teacher-led exercises. The language is English. It is recommended that you use either two separate screens or one large screen in order to be able to follow the online teacher and operate the software at the same time.

There will be possible interaction from students to teachers throughout the training, mostly through a chat-function rather than spoken dialog. In addition to this, special Q-and-A sessions will be scheduled each day.

Download information for our software tools will be sent out the week before the training, together with the digital course material (handouts and project/macro files). You will also receive a temporary training license file for your own computer before training starts.



The schedule is not exact and may vary.

09:00   Introduction to the Diffusion Module (DICTRA)

09:40   Example – Up-hill diffusion in the Fe-Si-C system

10:25   Q & A

10:40   Example – Carburisation and de-carburisation

11:10    Example – Precipitation and growth

11:45   Q & A

12:00   Home Assignment 1


The schedule is not exact and may vary.

09:00   Home Assignment 1

09:10    Example – Solidification using Scheil

09:30   Example – Scheil with real back-diffusion in the solid

09:50   Example – DICTRA solidification (Moving phase boundary)

10:30   Q & A

10:45   Diffusion theory and numerics

11:15     Example – Homogenisation model: Diffusion couple

11:45    Q & A

12:00   Home Assignment 2


The schedule is not exact and may vary.

09:00   Home Assignment 2

09:10    Example – Dissolution of cementite particles (moving phase boundary calculation)

10:10    Console Mode and macro files

10:30   Q & A

10:45   Example – Gradient sintering in Cemented carbide

11:30   Trouble shooting

11:45   Q & A


Standard cost: €600 per person

University cost: €400 per person

Customers with a valid Maintenance & Support Subscription will receive a 10% discount on the above prices.

Practical Information

Name Diffusion Module (DICTRA) Training Online
Location Online, broadcast from Stockholm, Sweden
Address Råsundavägen 18, 169 67 Solna
Starts 16 April 2024
Ends 18 April 2024
Last registration date* 2 April 2024
Target audience Students, Researchers
Language English

*Courses may fill up ahead of time, so if you are interested in attending, please reserve your space early to avoid disappointment.

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