One week short term course on the Finite Element Method for Engineering Applications (FEMEA) was organised during July 1st and 5th, 2013 at IIT Mandi. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has now become an integral part of design process in automotive, aviation, construction and various consumer and industrial goods industries.
The short term course was inaugurated by the Director, IIT Mandi, Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves. In his inaugural speech on the kind of research India needs presently, he emphasized the importance of designing a product and owning its Intellectual Property Rights. On the occasion, the Dean Academics, Prof. Ramesh Orunganti, the Dean Finance, Prof. Lalit Malhotra and Mentor Prof. B.K. Mishra were also present.
|Inauguration function: (from left to right) Prof. B. K. Mishra, Prof. Ramesh Oruganti,|
Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves. Prof. Lalit Malhotra, Prof. Sripad Mauhlikar and Dr. Rajeev Kumar
The course was particularly beneficial for engineers and scientists working in structural, fluidflow, environmental, geo-technical, thermal engineering, research organizations, Govt. R&D departments, consulting companies, and self-employed practitioners engaged in the analysis, design, planning, construction, operation, maintenance and management. The course provided an excellent opportunity for the participants to interact with one another and discuss problems and solutions of mutual interest. At the end of the course, the participants were in a position to identify and select appropriate FEA methodologies for their specific condition.
|Concluding Session and valedictory function: (from left to right), |
Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves, Prof Shripad P. Mahulikar and Participant
It was a learning experience for 16 participants who attended the course and about 17 participants benefitted from the course through online broadcasting as they could not be physically present in the institute. The valedictory function of the course was organised at Kamand campus in which the participants were given the certificate of participation.
|Group photo with participants|
The speakers inculded Prof. B.K. Mishra ( IIT Roorkee), Dr. I.V. Singh (IIT Roorkee), Dr. Rajeev Jain (GTRE Bangalore), Dr Ganesh Kumbhkar (IIT Roorkee) Dr. Rajeev Kumar (IIT Mandi), Dr. Vishal Singh Chauhan (IIT Mandi) and Dr. Om Praksh Singh (IIT Mandi). The short-term course came to an end on July 5, 2013.