IMTMA Training Centre

Finite Element Methods(FEM) for Structural Design-How & Why?

Date : 28 to 29 November, 2019

@ Plot No. 249 F, Phase IV, Udyog Vihar, Sector 18, Gurgaon

Last date for registration 21 November 2019


Engineering industries are facing challenges on product design & development, including demands on lower cost of ownership by customers, superior performance and faster time to market and erosion in profit margins. Enhancing product value in terms of functionality has never been more important. The product development starts with conceptual design and goes through various stages viz. Detailed design, Prototype manufacturing, Testing, Modification, Production and introduction in to market.
From the stage of detailed design to releasing the product in market consumes most of the time in product development. Ultimately the product is proven in the field when it is subjected to the operational conditions. Product testing can simulate many site conditions but this is highly time consuming and costly. The advances in the Finite Element Analysis plays a big role in this stage. The FEA can help validation of the product by simulating loading and site conditions. If done in proper manner, simulation can reduce the product development time and cost many fold. Thus FEA has become the mainstay of engineering design and development to accelerate new product development. Practical methods to implement FEA as a part of the Design Validation Process needs emphasis with a proven approach addressing real-world situations.
Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organizing a two day programme on Finite Element Methods (FEM) for Structural Design-How & Why? on 28 - 29 November 2019 at Gurgaon. This program is intended to benefit organizations seeking ways and means to implement robust Design Validation processes as a part of product design and development.

Focus Areas

  • Mechanics and Structural Design
  • Simplifying the complex – FEM
  • Analysis Steps
  • Element Stiffness, Element Library
  • Nodal Loads
  • Boundary Conditions
  • Modelling Decisions
  • Model Validation
  • Result Review
  • Result Presentation
  • Extension to Dynamic Analysis
  • Extension to Thermal Analysis

Key Take Aways

After undergoing the programme, the participants will -

  • Understand the mechanics and methodology involved in structural design
  • Understand how this methodology is encapsulated in Finite element Software
  • Know how FE modelling decisions affect the accuracy of the model
  • Know how to validate the model and interpret and present results

Participation Fee

Rs. 8500/-

IMTMA Members / Micro Companies

Rs. 9500/-

IMTMA Non Members/ Others

+18% GST

Group Concession : 5% for 3 to 5 and 10% for 6 and more delegates being nominated from the same company

Special concession available for Faculty & Students from engineering colleges

(subject to availability of seats)

Participant Profile

This programme will benefit Design and Development Engineers who need to analyse complex structures of new or existing structures, for improved and efficient structural performance.
The programme will be highly interactive where participants can raise questions and solicit feedback from the faculty.


This programme will be conducted by Dr. Vinod K. Banthia of Vimarshee Consultants, Bengaluru.
Dr. Vinod K. Banthia is free-lance technical trainer and consultants. He completed his B.Tech (Mech. Engg.) and M.Tech. (Machine Design) from IIT, Kharagpur and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Cornell University. He has over 35 years of experience in industry (R&D) and academia in India and the USA. His areas of expertise and Interest are Design Analysis and Problem Solving.

For Registration Contact

Mr Shashank Kumar Singh


Telephone :   0124-4014101-4
Mobile :   +91 7571081726
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REGISTRATION : Prior registration for participation is necessary. Number of participants is limited and will be accepted on ‘First Come First Serve’ basis. A Certificate of participation will be issued to participants.

Important Information : Participation fee includes, course material, working lunch and tea / coffee. Interested companies are requested to register online by clicking on 'REGISTER' button and by filling up the nomination authority and participant's details in specified form.

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