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

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