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Who can apply ?

I N F O R M AT I O N T O
FI N IT E EL E ME NT
PA R T I C I PA N T S
• Faculty from all disciplines of
M ET H O D F O R
engineering and science
The course is meant for teaching faculty at E NG I N EE R S FR O M A L L
• Applied mathematicians AICTE sponsored/recognised engineering D IS CI PL I N ES
• Faculty of management studies colleges. The participants are requested to
• Knowledge of basic engineering send a letter of motivation clearly stating why
mathematics is essential they are interested in this course. The A I CTE S P ON S OR E D S H ORT
selection of the candidates is based on their TE R M C O UR S E
How to Apply ? letter of motivation and their current status
The interested candidates may send in in teaching career. Preference will be given to
26-Mar-2018 to 01-Apr-2018
their application on a plain paper with candidates who wish to pursue doctoral studies
their Name, Designation, Address and a in the future. The course is completely
sponsored by AICTE and hence participants
one-page letter of motivation for
need not pay any registration frees. All the
attending the course. The details may
selected candidates will be paid a return
be sent as an email attachment to one journey fare to IIT-Madras from their place
of the course co-ordinator(s): of origin by III AC train. The participants
Ratna Kumar: ratna@iitm.ac.in will also be provided free boarding and
lodging in the institute guesthouse on shared
Sundararajan: snatarajan@iitm.ac.in.
basis. Course co-ordinators
Alternatively, the interested candidates
Dr. Ratna Kumar Annabattula
may browse for the details of the Dr. Sundararajan Natarajan
course and use the online registration Department of Mechanical Engineering
D E PA R T M E N T O F M E C H A N I C A L Indian Institute of Technology Madras
link available at the following website: ENGINEERING Chennai
Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
https://home.iitm.ac.in/ratna/aicte_feed/
Chennai - 600036, Tamil Nadu, India.
https://mech.iitm.ac.in
Designation, Address and a one-page letter of motivation for attending the course. The details may
be sent as an email attachment to one of the course co-ordinator(s). Alternatively, the interested
candidates may browse for the details of the course and use the online registration link available at
theI T
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E E Lwebsite:
E M E https://home.iitm.ac.in/ratna/aicte_feed/
NT METHOD FOR ENGINEERS FROM ALL
DISCIPLINES
COURSE OUTLINE Name Phone e-mail
COURSE OBJECTIVES
Dr. Ratna Kumar Annabattula 044-2257 4719 ratna@iitm.ac.in
❖ In t r o d u c t i o n t o t h e m a t h e m a t i c a l
❖ Dr. Sundararajan
To introduce the finiteNatarajan
element method044-2257 4656 tool to solve differential
as a numerical snatarajan@iitm.ac.in
equations arising in
description of engineering problems
various engineering disciplines
❖ Over vie w of numerical solutions to ❖ Build confidence in participants through hands-on experience
differential and algebraic equations
Course Schedule
COURSE SCHEDULE
❖ Overview of the finite element method -
Variational approach, Ritz technique, 10:30 – 12:30 –
Day 9:00 – 10:30 11:00 – 12:30 14:00 – 16:00
Galerkin method 11:00 14:00

❖ Approximation functions for one, two and Monday Lecture (RKA) Lecture (RKA) Lab (RKA/TA)
three-dimensional elements
Tuesday Lecture (SN) Lecture (SN) Lab (SN/TA)
❖ Application of the FEM to various
Wednesday Lecture (SN) Lecture (SN) Lab (SN/TA)
problems in Science and Engineering: Tea Lunch
financial modelling, analysing electrical Thursday Lecture (SN) Lecture (SN) Lab (SN/TA)
circuits, vibrations and waves, structural
analysis, fluid flow and heat transfer.
Friday Lecture (RKA) Lecture (RKA) Lab (RKA/TA)

❖ Programming FEM in opensource Julia Saturday Lecture (RKA) Lecture (RKA) Valedictory

❖ Development of user element subroutines


to use within Abaqus.
RKA: Dr. Ratna Kumar Annabattula
SN: Dr. Sundararajan Natarajan
TA: Teaching Assistant