In January Michael Bernhard spent two weeks at the Centre for Research in Computational Thermochemistry at Polytechnique Montréal. In collaboration with GTT-Technologies (Germany) the group has developed the thermochemical software and database computing system FactSage. Within his research stay Michael dealed with thermodynamic modeling of the Fe-P and Fe-C-P systems based on new measurements by thermal analysis. The work was supervised by his PhD reviewer Prof. Youn-Bae Kang from Postech university (South Korea), who is already well known from previous collaborations with our Chair. With special respect to the continuous casting process of steel, the phase diagrams were completely reassessed using a sophisticated model for the liquid phase.
The time in Montréal was a great chance for Michael to develop a deeper understanding of computational thermodynamics and modeling of phase diagrams. The chair of Ferrous Metallurgy is looking forward to further collaborations and likes to thank the CRCT group and Prof. Kang for their kind hospitality.