Short Term Course on Design and Topology Optimization using Finite Element Method 21-23 December 2017, Mechanical Engineering, IIT (B.H.U), Varanasi, U.P, India A 3 days unique industry-oriented course
Its not just a course, its a skill development program in CAE domain
17th December:(1) Map showing IIT Guest house and mechanical department [view map], (2) Volunteers contact: Amit - 8676985153, Ajeet - 9984470587 (3) Schedule uploaded (view)
13th December: Participants are advised to read chapter 1, 7, 10 and 11 of this book [Engineering Optimization] before attending the course.
3rd October: Topograhy optimization included in the course.
10th September: Registration process started. Since we have limited seats, seats will be allotted on FCFS basis.
The cut-throat competition for light weight product with minimum cost puts designers and engineers under huge pressure to optimize their design. Topology optimization using Finite Element Method (FEM) optimizes material layout within a given design space, for a given set of loads, boundary conditions and manufacturing constraints with the goal of maximizing the performance of the system. Once the component design is freezed, any modifications becomes a costly affair. This course aims at providing the much needed FEM skills to analyze the components at concept stage for light weight and efficient components. Furthermore, with the advent of new technology such as 3D Printers (Additive Manufacturing), wherein any complex shape can be printed easily, topology optimization becomes even more imperative. This is a unique training program which trains participants from generating CAD from scratch to final optimized design. Emphasis would be on more hands-on sessions with adequate theoretical background. At the end of this course, participants will be able to optimize components with ease.
This is one-of-its-kind industry oriented short term course that offers unique experience in modeling variety of energy systems using Finite Element Method. The main topics of the course would be: Day 1
FEM theory: Design for Governing differential equations, Finite element discretization techniques, Weighted residual methods: Subdomain, Galerkin, Petrov-Galerkin, Least square, Collocation methods; Weak form, Rayleigh Ritz method.
Computer Aided Designs (CAD): Drafting, learning various methods to design components, 2D and 3D geometry generation techniques.
Loads and Constraints: How to apply various boundary conditions such as pressure, forces, contacts, friction surfaces, thermal, concentrated mass, gravity loads, etc, various types of supports such as fixed, pin and roller joints, fasteners and joints, techniques for applying loads and constraints on hole center etc.
Connections: Techniques for modeling fasteners: nuts and bolts, crews etc, joints, generating various types contacts such as bonding, sliding etc
Static Analysis: Modeling and comparing FEM results with theories for problems like critical stress, von Mises stress, calculating stress concentration factor, deflection of beams etc., designing within factor of safety, thermal stresses, running animation etc., comparing FEM results with theory.
Dynamic Analysis: Theoretical background, Design based on vibration analysis, modeling thin-walled 3D structures with shell models, how to extract midsurfaces from solids, surface modeling, extracting structures natural frequencies (normal modes), fix and free modal analysis, analysis under buckling loads, extracting buckling modes etc., comparison natural frequency predicted theory and numerical simulations.
Topography Optimization: Can stiffness be increased without adding mass? Frequency maximization principle; Generating various bead patterns: linear, circular and radial; Generation of bead/rib pattern under various constraints: frequency, displacement, stress etc.
Topology Optimization: theoretical background, Size, Shape and Topology, Shape Controls: How to apply manufacturing constraints such as draw directions and symmetry, how to apply draw directions (single, split and extrusion), how to apply stamping as additional manufacturing constraints etc.
Minimization Objective: Maximize stiffness or minimize mass; Optimization with various constraints such as frequency, stress, gravity, thickness and minimum factor of safety constraint, effect of element size on optimization time and result, effect of different loads on generated shape.
Free-Form Solid Geometry: Fit new free-from solid geometry on the optimized design, polyNURBS; exporting geometry for further editing and analysis.
Example from various fields such as Automotive, Aerospace, Civil etc. will be considered for analysis.
Evaluation and Grading
There is will be continuous evaluation of each participants during the course on the understanding of the concepts and skills.
A overnight assignment will be given to the participants whose evaluation will be done next day morning.
Who can attend
Students/faculty/engineers from Civil, Mechanical, Structural, Automotive, Electrical, Construction, Aerospace, Biomedical etc can attend.
This course is not just a course, it is a skill building program. Anyone interested to enhance their skill in the CAE domain, are welcome to participate.
Course brochure can be downloaded here: Brochure
Tentative course schedule can be downloaded here: Schedule.
Honorable Professor Rajeev Sangal, Director, IIT (BHU)
Prof. A.K Jha, HoD, Mechanical Engineering, IIT(BHU)
Organizing/Advisory committee, IIT (BHU)
Dr. Om Prakash Singh,
Prof. Prashant Shukla,
Prof. Pradyumna Ghosh
Dr. Swati Sunder Mondal
Dr. Jahar Sarkar
Dr. Amitesh Kumar
Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Director, IIT (B.H.U)
Prof. A.K. Jha, HoD, Mechanical Engineering
How to reach IIT (BHU), Varanasi
More information can be found on here. Search IIT (BHU), Varanasi on google map (https://www.google.co.in/maps) for more information.
If registration is done BEFORE 1st November 2017 (Early bird registration)
IIT BHU student: Rs. 2000/-
Non-IIT BHU student : Rs. 4,000/-
Faculty member : Rs, 6,000/-
Industry professional : Rs. 8,000/-
If registration is done AFTER 1st November 2017
IIT BHU student: Rs. 3000/-
Non-IIT BHU student : Rs. 6,000/-
Faculty member : Rs, 8,000/-
Industry professional : Rs. 12,000/-
How to register
Send an email to email@example.com and CC to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line STC18. Mention the list of participants interested to attend the course.
Depending upon the seat availability, a provisional confirmations though email will be sent withing 2 hour.
After receiving email confirmation, kindly pay within a week via online transfer to account details given below OR Speed post the registration fee (Cheque/DD in favour of: STC CFD FEM , payable at Varanasi, U.P) to the address given below.
If the participant is unable to register within a week, participant should inform the course coordinator. Opportunity to register again will be given in the end if seats are available.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and CC to email@example.com. Kindly mention participant’s name in the remark section during the bank transaction.
Registration fee includes course material, lunch (non-IIT (BHU) students), and certificate of participation during the entire course duration. IIT guest house shared accommodation would be provided on payment basis. IIT (BHU) students need to arrange their own accommodation and food during the course duration.
Any special requests to be sent to the course coordinator only: Dr. Om Prakash Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com).
A foreign national working/studying in India can pay the registration fee applicable to Indian nationals.
If the organizing committee cancels the course due to unavoidable circumstances, 100% of fee would be refunded. If the participant cancels the course by informing at least 2-week in advance, 90% of the paid registration fee would refunded.
Quick payment methods for amount less than Rs. 5000 (watch video)
Use State Bank of India service for Quick Transfer. Services of ther banks can also be used.
Use the SBI internet banking details to login into the account. Click on Payments/Transfers. Then click on Quick Transfer : without beneficially addition. Input relevant details such as Beneficiary name and account number (given below) and Submit.
A confirmation screen will appear after clicking submit. Send the screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Note that your registration is not confirmed until the proof of payment is sent via email.
If you don't use internet banking, ask your friends/relatives to help you.
You can also visit bank and submit cheque/cash in the account details given below.
Cheque can also be submitted directly to the course coordinators.
The DD/Cheque should be sent to: Dr. Om Prakash Singh Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT(BHU), Varanasi, U.P, India -221005
Online payment details:
Food and Accommodation
Shared accommodation in the IIT guest house can be availed on the payment basis. Participants should inform during the registration process whether they would like to stay in the guest house.
Organizing committee will arrange working lunch, tea and snacks during the course duration. Breakfast and dinner can be availed in guest house on payment basis.
If any participant is interested in bringing his/her family need to inform the committee in advance so that additional guest rooms can be booked.
Course starts: 21-23 December 2017
Early bird registration with reduced fee : 1st September to 1st November 2017
Last date of registration (if seats are available): 10th December, 2017
You can enjoy the 100 years old beautiful, lush green campus and Holy city Varanasi while attending this unique course. Click on images to enlarge.