Hume-Rothery Seminar 2019
Organised by IOM Communications on behalf of the Materials Chemistry Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
The aim of the seminar is to set the scene in terms of a review of current experimental capabilities, contrasting them with rapid developments of ab initio techniques. Discussion of the international effort in the construction of databases containing critically assessed data and their uses with software packages such as MTDATA, FactSage, Thermo-Calc and Pandat, will lead to specific case studies showing how such techniques have been used to develop tools for use by non-experts to design, control and monitor complex industrial processes.
The first day will be concerned with a discussion of the fundamentals of thermodynamics and phase diagrams, how experimental thermodynamic data can be critically assessed and represented using physics based models and their application to specific topics of current industrial interest. The second day, which will be run by SGTE, will provide delegates with an opportunity to learn more about the various software packages which can be used to understand materials behaviour and to simulate processes.