Workshop on Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing: FEM and Applications 03-07 June 2019, Mechanical Engineering, IIT (B.H.U), Varanasi, U.P, India www.omprakashsingh.com/stc20
One week unique research and industry-job-oriented course
Its not just a course, its a skill development program in CAE domain
15th May: Cost of shared accommodation: Rs 600/day per person 22nd April: Registration has started. Accommodation to be provided to first 30 participants. Hurry up!
The cut-throat competition for light weight product with minimum cost puts designers and engineers under huge pressure to new product design development with optimization. Product 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, it needs to manufacture as a prototype first. This course aims at providing hands-on skills to product development and FEM analyse the components of product at concept stage for light weight and efficient components. Furthermore, with the advent of new technology such as 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing), wherein any complex shape can be printed easily, topology optimization becomes even more imperative. At the end of this course, participants will be able to optimize and manufacture components during the theory & practice sessions.
AM & CAD: Overview on product development process, Metal and Bio additive manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping techniques: SLA, SLS, FDM, 3DP, LOM, SGC, Product Lifecycle Management, CAD: 2D and 3D geometry generation techniques.
DAY 2 & 3
Concept of Product Design & Development: Process & methodology, tools & Teams, customer needs, product function & structure, benchmarking & engineering specifications: portfolios and the architecture, concepts and morphological Evaluation, scoring & embodiment principles etc. Design for robustness & optimization FEM Theory: Finite element discretization, Weighted residual methods: Galerkin, Collocation methods; Weak form, Rayleigh Ritz method. Loads and Constraints: Boundary conditions, various types of supports such as fixed, pin and roller joints, fasteners and joints, techniques for applying loads and constraints on hole centre etc.Connections: Techniques for modelling fasteners: nuts and bolts, crews etc., joints, generating various types contacts such as bonding, sliding etc. Static Analysis: Modelling and comparing FEM results with theories for problems like critical stress, von Mises stress, calculating stress concentration factor, designing within factor of safety, running animation etc. Dynamic Analysis: Design based on vibration analysis, how to extract mid-surfaces from solids, extracting structures natural frequencies (normal modes), fix and free modal analysis
DAY 4 & 5
Topology Optimization: theoretical background, 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 or safety constraint. Lattice Structure Optimization: Fit new free-from solid geometry on the optimized design, poly NURBS, Lattice structure optimization modelling techniques Additive Manufacturing: Basic concept, evolution & Advantages, process chain & technology, Design for AM, process selection, Post processing & Application, Future of AM & product development & digital entrepreneurship
DAY 6 & 7
Visits to Lab and local sightseeing
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 P.K Jain, Director, IIT (BHU)
Prof. A.P. Harsha, HoD, Mechanical Engineering, IIT(BHU)
Organizing/Advisory committee, IIT (BHU)
Prof. Santosh Kumar Dr. Om Prakash Singh Dr. Md. Imtiyaz Ahmad Dr. A P Harsha Dr. SK Mahto Dr. R Tyagi
Before 1st May 2019
IIT BHU student: Rs. 2000/-
Non-IIT BHU student : Rs. 5,000/-
Faculty member : Rs.10,000/-
Industry professional: Rs. 14,000/-
After 1st May
IIT BHU student: Rs. 3000/-
Non-IIT BHU student : Rs. 7,000/-
Faculty member : Rs.14,000/-
Industry professional: Rs. 18,000/-
How to register
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and CC to 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 within 2 hour.
After receiving email confirmation, kindly pay ONLINE within a week OR speed post the registration fee (Cheque/DD in favour of: Registrar, IIT (BHU)), 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. 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. Kindly mention participant’s name in the remark section during the bank transaction.
Address: Write “Topology Optimization & Additive Manufacturing” on the top of the envelope and send Cheque /DD to the following address: Prof. Santosh Kumar, Deptt. of Mech. Engg., IIT (BHU), Varanasi, U.P, India-221005 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: Name of account: IIT (BHU)-Main Account (Special Fund) Account holder name: Registrar, IIT (BHU) Bank name: State Bank of India Branch: IT-BHU, Branch code: 11445 Account No.: 32778803937 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 about Rs 350/day. In guest house, breakfast costs about : Rs. 50/day, dinner : Rs. 150/day.
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 FEM 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 CAD and FEM 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 FEM 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 FEM. 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 email@example.com for the request.
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 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.