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  • March 29, 2017

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  • BITS Pilani

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Two-Day Workshop on Applications of Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering held at BITS, Pilani

Advanced computational methods have played a key role in the development and understanding of complex engineering systems. However, many challenges remain for the practical and efficient use of high-fidelity simulations in engineering solutions. Keeping this in mind, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus had organized a two-day workshop on "Advanced Applications of Computational Methods in Engineering" during March 28-29, 2017.

With the advent of high performance computing and availability of high end hardware, computational modelling and simulations have become an important tool in the engineering analysis. While there are several areas of importance in this workshop the focus had been on two important emerging areas in this field, namely Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Materials Science.

Prof. S. Vengadesan, Professor in the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras and Prof. M.P. Gururajan Associate Professor in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay were the Chief Resource Persons. Prof. Vengadesan works in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence Modelling. In this workshop, he had delivered lectures on Turbulence Modelling. Prof. Gururajan works in the area of Computational Materials Science. He had given lectures on the multi scale modelling approaches in Materials Science. Both the resource persons had spoken on turbulence modelling, materials modelling at different length scales, molecular dynamics simulations, montecarlo and phase field methods.  

Prof. Souvik Bhattacharyya, Vice Chancellor, BITS Pilani and Prof. A.K. Sarkar, Director, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus inaugurated the workshop in the presence of Prof. S.C. Sivasubramanian, Acting Registrar, BITS, Pilani, Prof. P. Srinivasan, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering and other faculty members. Around 70 participants from BITS and outside had taken part in the workshop. Several Lecture Sessions, Interactive Discussions and Presentations took place during this workshop.

This workshop had brought together researchers from different fields of computational science and engineering to foster discussion on the current state and future directions of the applications of advanced computational methods in science and engineering.
Organizers of the workshop Dr. Ravi Inder Singh, Dr. Murali Palla and Dr. Shyam Sunder Yadav thanked the dignitaries, resource persons and participants for attending the workshop.