Finite Element Method and Practice using ANSYSŪ

February 24 - 28, 2019

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Course Objectives:This course is designed to provide exposure to the fundamentals of the Finite Element Method (FEM) and its implementation using ANSYSŪ. ANSYS software is used in a variety of engineering fields to model structures, fluids, electronics and system simulation. In this course, participants will learn how a problem can be formulated and solved using finite element technique. The hands-on practice session will be conducted on ANSYSŪ to apply the method to an engineering problem. The course will be more focused on the solution to the problems related to Mechanical and Civil Engineering domain.
The aim of the course is to enable the participants to understand the fundamentals of the FEM and how it can be applied to obtain approximate solutions to real-world problems using ANSYSŪ.

Resource Persons:

  • Prof. Aparajita Ojha Professor, PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur
  • Prof. Vijay Kumar Gupta Professor, PDPDM IIITDM Jabalpur
  • Dr. Shivdayal Patel, Assistant Professor, PDPDM IIITDM Jabalpur

Course contents:
Introduction to FEM: Need of finite element method, direct method, steps involved in FEM, field and boundary conditions
Finite Element Formulation: Weighted residual method, variational principle, the 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.
Convergence: Convergence criteria, Discretization error and convergence rate, Non-conforming elements and the patch test.
Dynamic Considerations: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors evaluation, Generalized Jacobi method; Tridiagonalization and other methods.
Recent Advances in FEM
Hands-on lab sessions on industry standard FEA software Package ANSYS.

Course Coordinators:

Prof. Vijay Kumar Gupta

Dr. Shivdayal Patel


Who can attend: Programme is open to faculty from all colleges and universities preferably from the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra. Faculty members from other states are also eligible.
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 selecting the name of the course. One may also send a scanned copy of your completed 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 the applicable amount (as given below) in favour of ‘Electronics and ICT Academy, IIITDMJ’ payable at Jabalpur may be sent to the address given below. No Travelling Allowance will be paid by the Academy.
Important Dates:
Last Date of Online Registration: February 15, 2019
Spot Registration also available if seats are available.
Course Dates: February 24 – 28, 2019
Registration Fee :
Academic: Rs. 1000/- (Gen/OBC), Rs. 500/- (SC/ST)
Industry: Rs. 5000/-
(Includes lunch + tea)
Accommodation charges (if needed):
Rs. 1000/- (includes breakfast + dinner in the hostel)
Contact us :
Electronics and ICT Academy
PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology,
Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur,
Dumna Airport Road, Jabalpur 482005