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6 lectures on: Martensitic transformation, development of microstructures, kinetics based on thermodynamics, comparison with experiments and still existing solution concepts.
5 lectures on: Introduction to thermodynamics of materials. Irreversible processes, thermodynamic potential, Gibbs energy, dissipation, dissipation function, extremal principles, configurational forces. Workshop with participants.
6 lectures on: Formulation of variational concepts based on extremal principles, application to inelastic materials, application to the evolution of microstructures.
6 lectures on: Configurational Forces and Phase Field modelling, application to multiphysics problems in materials and to defects (as cracks, point defects, and dislocations), discussion in relation to evolution concepts.
6 lectures on: Thermodynamic Extremal Principle (TEP), application of TEP to diffusive and growth processes in continuous and in discrete form, discussion in relation to still existing evolution concepts.
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