By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 17 Apr: The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Uttaranchal Institute of Technology, organised a ‘Guest Lecture’ on “Some Aspects of Computational Mechanics based on FEM for Engineering Problems”, here, today.
Dr Sachin Kumar, Assistant Professor, IIT-Ropar, was the Guest Speaker. The programme was attended by Sanjeev Joshi (HOD-ME), Dr Sumit Chaudhary (HOD-CSE and Coordinator-UIT), Dr SK Shah (Principal-UCP), Dr Tariq (HOD-CE), Dr Sushant Singh (Assistant Prof, ME), Faculty Members and students of BTech (Mechanical Engineering) & BTech (Civil Engineering).
The programme began with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Chancellor Jitender Joshi, Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) NK Joshi and Dr Sachin Kumar. The Vice Chancellor felicitated Dr Sachin Kumar and briefed the students on the importance and role of FEM in Computational Mechanics and its application.
Dr Sachin Kumar described Computational Mechanics based on Finite Element Method and its application in solving solid mechanics problems and also the use of Finite Element Method in conducting stress analysis of human bones w.r.t “Diabetic and Non Diabetic bones”. He explained that a system with a finite number of unknowns is called a discrete system. A system with an infinite number of unknowns is called a continuous system. He also said that the biggest advantage in using the Finite Element Analysis was that one could either vary the discretisation per element or discretise the corresponding basis functions.
Dr Kumar explained the concept by taking a small problem of solid mechanics using FEM wherein the structural system is modeled by a set of appropriate finite elements interconnected at discrete points called nodes. The Expert invited questions from the audience and satisfactorily replied each query.
The Guest Lecture concluded with a Vote of Thanks proposed by SK Joshi, HOD-ME.