Nov 26th: Course brochure can now be downloaded (pdf).
19th Oct: Registration fee reduced for IIT Mandi students.
Engineers, graduate students including masters and PhD students study lots of theory on Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), specially on Finite Element Method (FEM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) but when comes to the application of theory in solving real world problems, they either lack the skill and/or don’t know how to approach the problem. Furthermore, connection between FEM and CFD rarely happens as they are taught separately and for different audience. A real world problem involve all kind of physics and geometry simultaneously, for example, a car undergoes thermal, NVH, CFD, static loads, fatigue, linear and non-linear dynamics with various complex geometry shapes such as thin and thick sheets, thin and thick beam, engine etc. Hence, students, faculty and industry professionals need practical exposure to such multidisciplinary problems. E.g. results from FEM is used as boundary conditions for CFD problems. Keeping this in mind, this course has been designed to provide SKILL to the students/faculty/industry engineers on industry standard tools and practices using Applied CFD and Applied FEM. At the end of the course, the participants are expected learn the theory as well as quality meshing and analysis techniques of various types (1D, 2D, 3D in FEM, CFD problems).
This is one-of-its-kind short term course that offers unique experience of both the field of FEM and CFD that would cover broad range of topics on FEM and CFD. The main topics of the course would be:
Introduction and application: Use of CAE (CFD and FEM) in various engineering fields, design and failure analysis using CAE etc.
Basic theory of CFD and FEM: Governing differential equations, discretisation techniques- Finite volume method, Finite difference methods, Explicit, Implicit and Crank-Nicolson’s algorithm; stability of solutions, Finite element discretization techniques, Meshing techniques, weak form, Rayleigh Ritz method, modelling of convection- diffusion problems, Introduction to turbulence, concept of boundary layer.
1-D Meshing: Introduction to meshing, when to use 1-D meshing, meshing in critical areas, element section, beam element, rigid elements, fasteners, problems based on 1-D FEM and comparison with exact theory.
2-D Meshing: When to use 2D simulations, techniques for 2D FEM, CFD simulation, mid-surface, different types of element and their displacement function, Family of 2-D elements: plane stress, plan strain, plate, membrane, thin shell etc., effect of mesh density, effect of biasing in critical region, boundary conditions, how not to mesh, shrink wrap meshing, effect of mesh size on results (in FEM and CFD), problems based on 2D FEM and CFD and comparison with exact theory.
3-D Meshing: When to use 3D FEM and CFD simulations, boundary layer mesh generation, elements types, DoF for solid elements, brick meshing, prism layer, how not to mesh, effect of mesh size on results (in FEM and CFD)
Mesh Quality and Checks: Compatibility and mechanisms, shells to solids, beam to solids etc, General element quality checks: skewness, aspect ratio, warpage, jacobian; 2-D quality checks, quality checks for tetra meshing, brick mesh quality checks, quality checks for CFD mesh, grid independence study
Linear Static and Dynamic Analysis: Stiffness matrix, stress and strain calculations, FEM model for linear analysis, error analysis, design problems based on linear analysis, Theory of dynamic analysis: forced and free vibration, mode shapes, harmonic analysis, design techniques for avoiding resonance.
Thermal Analysis: Conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer, structured and unstructured meshing, thermal analysis using FEM/CFD.
Real to Virtual: Reverse engineering techniques, creating 3D CAD designs from real objects, use of camera in converting still images into 3D models, post-processing techniques for quality remeshing etc.
Applied FEM and CFD: CFD, NVH analysis., application CFD and FEM in biomedical, implant designs such as Orthopaedic implants, automotive (engine modeling), aerospace (aerodynamic), civil (building modeling: static and dynamic analysis), modeling stress concentration, lift and drag prediction etc.
Special topics: to be included if requested by the participants in advance.
Tentative course schedule can be downloaded here: Schedule.pdf
Speakers from Industry, IIT Mandi and other institution will be drawn for the course.
Industry professional : Rs. 20,000/- (twenty thousand)
Faculty member : Rs, 15,000/- (fifteen thousand)
Student : Rs. 12,000/-(twelve thousand)
Group students: Rs. 10,000/-each student (this registration fee is applicable if an institute/college decides to send students in groups of 5 or more)
IIT Mandi students: Rs. 3000/-
Non-Indian Nationals or International candidate
Industry professionals: USD 800
Faculty member: USD 600
Student: USD 400
How to register
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com with the list of participants interested to attend the course.
Depending upon the seat availability, a provisional confirmations though email will be sent withing 1 hour.
After receiving email confirmation, kindly speed post the registration fee (Cheque/DD in favour of “The Registrar, IIT Mandi ” payable at Mandi, H.P) to the address given below or online transfer as per the online payment details mentioned below.
Mention your name, designation (student, faculty or industry professional) address, mobile number and email id on the back of the DD/Check. The same information should also be sent as email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of many participants with a single DD/Cheque, use a separate sheet of paper to mention participants details. There is no separate registration form.
If registration fee is paid via online transfer, the participant should inform the transaction details/proof of money transfer via email to email@example.com. Kindly mention participant’s name in the remark section during the bank transaction.
Registration fee (for non-IIT Mandi members) includes course material, breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, accommodation and certificate of participation during the entire course duration. Hostel rooms for students (on sharing basis) and single rooms for faculty and industry professionals would be provided. IIT Mandi students need to arrange their own accommodation and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the 7 days course duration.
For Indian nationals, fee is payable in advance by Demand Draft / at par Cheque in favour of “The Registrar, IIT Mandi ” payable at Mandi, H.P. Payment can also be done via online transfer. Details given below.
Maximum 50 participants would be selected for this course on first-come-first-serve basis.
All participants are expected to bring a camera, a laptop and a minimum 8GB pen-drive. A mobile phone with a 2 mega pixel camera should also be fine.
Participants who need hotel accommodation should inform early. Additional hotel charges to be paid by the participants to the hotel directly.
Himachal Pradesh becomes serene and beautiful during Winter. January month is relatively colder and you can witness snowfall in Mandi if lucky. Please bring your sweaters, jackets etc. Blanket and other bedding items would be provided by the organizing committee.
Any special requests to be sent to the course coordinator only: Dr. Om Prakash Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com).
A foreign national working/studying in India can pay the registration fee applicable to Indian nationals.
For international candidates, payment has to be done in advance via online transfer to the account number given below. Request for visa/invitation letter will be issued only after payment of the registration free. In case the candidate is unable to attend the workshop due to non-issue of visa, the fee will be refunded after adjusting transfer charges.
If the organizing committee cancels the course due to unavoidable circumstances, 100% fee would be refunded. If the participant cancels the course by informing at least 7 days in advance, 90% of the paid registration fee would refunded.
The DD/Cheque should be sent to:
Dr. Om Prakash Singh Short term course coordinators School of Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Near bus stand, Mandi, H.P. – 175001 Phone: (01905) – 237992 / 2379724 Fax: (022) –25767302 / 25723480 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Online payment details:
Account holder name: IIT Mandi Bank name: State Bank of India Branch: IIT Kamand Account No.: 31310230679 IFS Code: SBIN0013711
Short term course: 18-24 January, 2016. Last date of receiving the registration free: January 10th, 2016 (extended)
Patron: Honorable Professor T. A. Gonsalves, Director, , IIT Mandi
Advisory Committee: Prof. PVM Rao, IIT Delhi Prof. B.D Chaudhary, Dean (academics), IIT Mandi Prof. Subrata Ray, Distinguished visiting professor, IIT Mandi Prof. S.R. Kale, Head of Department, IIT Delhi Prof. Lalit Malhotra, IIT Mandi Prof. Balasundaram Subramanian, IIT Mandi Prof. Satish Chandra Jain, Visiting Professor, IIT Mandi
Organizing committee Dr. Om Prakash Singh,IIT Mandi Dr. P. Anil Kishan, IIT Mandi Dr. Rahul Vaish, IIT Mandi Dr. Bharat Singh Rajpurohit, IIT Mandi Dr. Manoj Thakur, IIT Mandi Dr. Atul Dhar, IIT Mandi Dr. Vishal Singh Chauhan, IIT Mandi Dr. Arpan Gupta, IIT Mandi Dr. Dhiraj V. Patil, IIT Mandi Dr. Pradeep Kumar, IIT Mandi Dr. Rajneesh Sharma, IIT Mandi Dr. Satvasheel Powar, IIT Mandi Dr. Rajeev Kumar, IIT Mandi Dr. Harish S., IIT Mandi Dr. Deepak Swami, IIT Mandi, Dr. Dericks Praise Shukla, IIT Mandi Dr. Venkata Uday Kala, IIT Mandi Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Randhawa, IIT Mandi