Finite Element Method and Applications

February 18-24, 2017 Postponed - New dates: May 11-16, 2017

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Introduction and objectives of the course : This course provides exposure to the fundamentals and applications of Finite Element Methods using a simulation and analysis package of industry standard.

Aim of the course is to enable the participants understand how the method works in obtaining approximate solutions to boundary value problems. Starting with the basic principles of FEM, the course will cover finite element construction, convergence, and different types of finite elements suitable for a variety of applications.

Some specific applications will also be covered to help participants gain hands-on experience of working on FEM software packageANSYS.

Tentative List of Resource Persons:
Prof. S.K. Maiti
Professor, IIT Bombay
Prof. U.S.Dixit,
Professor, IIT Guwahati
Prof. Aparajita Ojha
Professor, PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur
Prof. Vijay Kumar Gupta
Professor, PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur
Dr. Gautam Dutta
Associate Professor, PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur
Dr. Sachin Kumar
Assistant Professor, PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur

Course Content:
Introduction to FEM: Need of finite element method, direct method, steps involved in FEM, field and boundary conditions.
Finite Element Formulation:  Weighted residual methods, variational principles, principle of minimum potential energy.
Finite Element in 2D: 2D elements, completeness of polynomials, CST and LST elements, Lagrange and ‘serendipity’ family of elements, Quadrilateral elements.
Isoparametric Elements: Natural coordinate system and isoparametric elements, Concepts and examples of Numerical Integration.
Plate Bending and Shell Elements: Kirchhoff and Mindlin Elements, membrane and shear locking, Concept of fully reduced and selective reduced integration.
Convergence: Convergence criteria, discretization error and convergence rate, non-conforming elements and the patch test.
Dynamic Considerations: Eigen values and eigenvectors evaluation, generalized Jacobi method; tridiagonalization, and other methods.

Recent Advances in FEM

Hands on lab sessions on industry standard FEA software package.

Who can attend? Programmes are open to faculty, from all the colleges and universities in the states of M.P., Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra. Industry personnel working in the concerned/allied discipline may also apply.  Limited seats are available for research scholars.

How to apply?
Online – The participants may log on to the website and fill up the application form clearly mentioning the name of the course.
In case of any problem, you can send your application form to Application format may be downloaded from the website (Also given in this brochure).
Print out of the filled in application form duly endorsed by the forwarding authority  and a demand draft of applicable amount ( as given below) in favour of ‘Electronics and ICT Academy, IIITDMJ’ payable at Jabalpur may be sent to the address given on the front page. No Travelling Allowance will be paid by the Academy.

ImportantDates :
LastDate of OnlineRegistration : May 01, 2017 May 08, 2017
SpotRegistration also available if seats are available.
CourseDates: May 11-16, 2017

Registration Fee :
Academic : Rs. 1000/- .
Industry : Rs. 5000/-
(includes coursematerial + lunch + tea)
Accommodation charges (if needed) :
Rs. 1000/- (includes tea+ breakfast + dinner)

Course Coordinators

Prof. Vijay Kumar Gupta

Prof. Aparajita Ojha