IMTMA Training Centre

Finite Element Methods(FEM) for structural design-How and Why?

Date : 15 to 16 October, 2019

@ BIEC, 10th Mile, Tumkur Road, Madavara Post, Bangalore


Increasing focus on reduction of cost, weight and development time of structures with improved performance of structures necessitates use of computer-aided design and analysis tools. Finite Element Analysis is a methodology that helps engineers in this area. In this methodology, a mathematical model of physical behaviour of a phenomenon is created and is packaged in a software, leaving only the job of creating the geometric model and initial/boundary conditions for the phenomenon to the user. This activity, unless done with proper understanding of how the input data is used to create mathematical model, can lead to totally incorrect results. For effective use of the software, users’ understanding of how the mathematical model is created and how various inputs affect its accuracy is of prime importance.

To provide this insight to the designers/analysts, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organizing a 2 day programme on “Finite Element Methods (FEM) for structural design-How and Why?” on 15 and 16 October 2019 at Bangalore. The training programme is aimed at providing the participants the knowledge of the Finite Element methodology and how it interprets/expects inputs from the users.

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

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

Himachal Bhowmik

Programme Co-ordinator

Telephone :   080 66246902
Mobile :   9740092629
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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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