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Dr. Ralf Hielscher
MTEX Workshop 2017

Chemnitz MTEX Workshop 2017


The aim of this workshops is to provide an easy start for MTEX beginners and to bring together MTEX users to share their ideas and to inform about recent developments in MTEX. The workshop will be divided into four parts:

A simple introduction to MTEX

The first two or three days of the workshop are devoted to a comprehensive introduction into MTEX by Ralf Hielscher that covers
  • crystal geometry
  • analysis of EBSD data, grains, boundaries
  • misorientation analysis, twinning
  • analysis of pole figure data
  • odf analysis
  • elastic and plastic deformation
and includes guided exercieses in our computer lab.

Recent developments in MTEX

In the second part Ralf Hielscher will report about recent features that have been added to MTEX. Up to now those include
  • slip systems
  • Taylor calculations
  • analyzing orientation relationships in Rodrigues space

Introductory talks given by the invited speakers

The following experts will provide tutorials and exercises to their specific use of MTEX.
Rüdiger Kilian
(Universität Basel, Switzerland)

Combining texture and microstructure analysis using MTEX

David Mainprice
(Universite Montpellier, France)

Grain boundaries in geo-materials: Exporting 5-parameters from 2D EBSD maps to Greg Rohrer's stereology programs

Adam Morawiec
(Institute of Metallurgy and Material Sciences, Krakow, Poland)

An introduction to analysis of 3D grain boundary data in the space of macroscopic boundary parameters.

Thomas Simm
(Institute of Structural Materials, Swansea University, Wales, UK)

MTEX for in situ mechanical testing: dice and dBSD.

Talks by the participants about specific problems that have been or could be handled with MTEX

The participants are encouraged to present recent or potential applications of MTEX to their field of research. Talks will be 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of speakers.

Location and Time:

Schedule (preliminary)

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45 - 10:00 R. Hielscher
crystal geometry
R. Hielscher
R. Hielscher
3d orientation space
R. Hielscher
denoising EBSD
talks 1-3
10:30 - 11:45 R. Kilian
T. Simm
A. Morawiec
D. Mainprice
talks 4-6
13:30 - 15:00 Exercises
plastic properties
Trip Exercises
grain boundaries
15:30 - 16:30 Exercises
Trip Exercises
grain boundaries


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  • Registration fee: 250 Euro for academic participants, 500 Euro for participants from commercial enterprises