April 18th: Account details updated. Participants can now register.
Almost every engineering problem comprises of interactions between matter: water, air, oil, solid particles etc. For this reason, the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analyst should carefully specify the problem, taking these factors into consideration. In order to understand the complex nature of multi-physics flow behaviour, it is necessary to know basics of the physical phenomenon and modeling techniques. This training program aims at imparting the much needed skills to the participants for handling complex real life problems using CFD. Extensive modeling techniques such proper mesh generation, how to apply relevant boundary conditions, who to decide on 2D or 3D models etc. will be covered in the program. This unique workshop is a must for engineers, scientist and faculty to acquire much needed skills that are needed in 21st Century for 'simulation driven research and innovation'.
CFD theory: Governing differential equations, discretisation techniques, concept of boundary layer, scaling laws, turbulent models, Y+ estimation etc.
Surface and Volume Meshing: When to use 2D/3D simulations, effect of mesh density, effect of biasing in critical region, mesh refinement using line/surface data, boundary conditions, how not to mesh, shrink wrap meshing, boundary layer mesh generation, effect of mesh size on results, control volumes for mesh refinement etc.,
Mesh Quality and Checks: Quality checks for CFD mesh, grid independence study.
CFD Boundary Conditions for internal/external flows: How to model steady and transient phenomena: how to decide time steps, heat flux, convection, adiabatic, radiation, moving reference frame etc., wind tunnel design techniques, slip/no slip BC controls etc., lift/drag prediction, Axis-symmetric modeling techniques
Multi-physics modeling techniques: Introduction, governing equations and applications, how to apply proper various boundary conditions.
Multi-phase modeling techniques: Multi-phase applications, Governing differential equations, modeling techniques for multi-phases: Stratified / free-surface flow, Particle-laden flow, Fluidized bed reactors, Discrete gaseous bubbles in a continuous fluid, Turbulence modeling with multiphase flows, Discrete Phase Model (DPM), Nano fluid modeling, Eulerian multiphase flow model, Models suited for stratified flows - Volume of Fluid Model (VOF), Heating/cooling of the discrete phase, Droplet breakup and coalescence using spray models, Horizontal Film Boiling - Erosion, Cavitation modeling, Sedimentation modeling etc.
Heat Transfer modeling techniques: Energy equation, boundary conditions, Conjugate heat transfer modeling, natural convention modeling, Modeling for energy storage: Phase - Change Modeling techniques: Engineering application of phase changes materials (PCM), CFD simulations for collectors, thermal receivers, and thermal storage technologies, Integrating Phase Change Materials (PCM) on solar collectors and modeling techniques etc.
Post-Processing Techniques: Contours, Vectors, various scenes, pathlines, plots, creating animations etc.
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.
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
IIT BHU student: Rs. 3000/-
Non-IIT BHU student : Rs. 7,000/-
Faculty member : Rs, 15,000/-
Industry professional : Rs. 20,000/-
How to register
Send an email to email@example.com and CC to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line STC19. 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 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.
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.
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: Account holder name: STC CFD FEM Bank name: State Bank of India Branch: IT-BHU Branch code: 11445 Account No.: 36911862248 Account type: Current IFS Code: SBIN0011445
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.
What are the accommodation and food charges?
For shared accommodation, guest house charge is Rs 350/day. One can take breakfast/dinner either at guest house or hostel. In guest house, breakfast cost : Rs. 50/day, dinner : Rs. 150/day. In hostel, breakfast : Rs 20, dinner : Rs 40/meal.
Who will book the IIT guest house for accommodation?
The organizing committee will book the accommodation. Participants can settle the dues on the day of check out from the room.
What are the items should participants bring with them?
A pen-drive (2 GB)
An umbrella (to safeguard from solar radiation and rain)
Light summer cloths
What would be mode of teaching in this course: theory and/or hands-on or both?
Background theory would be covered followed by real time hands-on from design to analysis
Will there be any research presentation from different researchers?
Unlike other courses or training program where many researchers present their research using PPT and clapping in the end. Participants do not learn how to develop a good CFD model by just listening to presentation. This course is unique in many sense. In this course, major focus is on the modeling techniques where participants generate their own design, develop CFD model and perform the post-processing analysis. We believe that it is the skill that matters in the end. Such courses are rarely offered in academic environment.
Do I need to bring laptop with me?
We will provide desktop computers to each participants. However, it is left to the participant if he/she wants to bring the laptop.
What are the items the participants will get from the organizers of this workshop?
An intensive one week training.
Videos of the modeling techniques showing step by step procedure. This will he very useful in case participants forget the steps while trying later.
Bonding with the students and faculty of IIT (BHU). This will help the participants to do some projects later or guidance if interested.
Why the registration fee is so high?
High? A 3-day CFD workshop in USA would cost around $1800 (Rs 1 lakh 23 thousands) excluding food and stay. The same workshop, when conducted in India for 3-day costs Rs. 50,000 (fifty four thousand) excluding food and stay. A 12 hour online webinar course costs $800 (Rs. 50,000, fifty thousands). This course at IIT (BHU) is for a week with lunch included. Still fee seems high?
This short term course is not just another course, where only lectures are delivered, data variation is discussed and then everybody claps. This is a skill development program in CAE domain which includes theory, hands-on and industry oriented training on CFD. Each participants are given personal attention. We guarantee that at the end of this course, you will say, "Wow, I can do it now'. Such short term course is nowhere offered in India or in any other country. Read here what participants of previous short term course said about this unique course.
Is there is any provision for registration fee waiver?
This course is fully self financed. Entire cost of this course is borne from the registration fee collected from the participants. There is no provision for registration fee waiver for individual participants. However, reduction in registration fee may be considered by the organizing committee if there is bulk registration from a single group of participants. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the request.
Which software would be used in the course?
Ansys Fluent (for solver and post processing)
Altair HyperMesh (for design and mesh generation)
Will there be any break during the course for sightseeing?
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.
What if my queries are not listed above?
Please send an email to email@example.com and CC to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.