Mechanical properties

Ab initio Description of Iron and Steel: Thermodynamics and Kinetics

International scientific seminar at Ringberg Castle (Tegernsee, Germany)  

April 29 - May 4, 2012

The aim of the seminar was to bring together distinguished experts in ab-initio calculations and thermodynamic/kinetic modeling of metals and steels. In particular, the meeting has been used to discuss recent progress in the accurate and efficient modeling of finite-temperature properties/processes and phase transitions. It was the fourth workshop in a series of international meetings devoted to the ab initio description of iron and steel (ADIS).


The workshop is part of the activities of the collaborative research centre “Steel – ab initio” (SFB761), which provides most of the financial support. It is devoted to quantum-mechanically guided design of new Fe-based materials, with a particular focus on high-Mn steels.