Certificate Courses

Certificate Courses

Certificate courses in Mechanical engineering

Below mentioned courses are mainly for mechanical research engineers.
  • Certificate course in Finite element analysis
  • Certificate course in Fatigue analysis
  • Certificate course in Composite mechanics and light weight materials
  • Certificate course in Pressure vessel design
  • Certificate course in Rotor dynamics

Certificate course in Finite element analysis

Basic concepts of FEA – Matrix theory – Strength of materials – Equations of elasticity Stiffness matrices – Spring, bar, truss and flexure elements – Plane stress – Plane strain – Axis symmetric elements – Element topology – Capability studies – Buckling and vibration problems – Eigen solvers – Different types of FE analysis – Application problems – FE coding in Open source software – Linear and non linear problems – Thermal analysis – FSI – Boundary element method. 

Certificate course in Fatigue analysis

Fundamentals of strength of materials - Stress strain theory and equations - Static failure theories  Machine design application.
Stress based approach - Source of cyclic loading - Fatigue testing - SN Curves - Mean stress effects - Mean stress equations - Gerber's parabola - Goodman equation - Constant and Variable amplitude loading - Palmgren miner rule - Rain flow counting method - Fatigue life determination. Notch effects and notch sensitivity, Notch effects in intermediate and long lives. 

Fracture mechanics approach - Stress intensity factor K - Application of K in Design - Fracture toughness - Paris law da/dN curve - LEFM approach - Forman and Walker equation - Life estimates for constant and variable amplitude loading. 

Strain based approach - Stress strain curves - Non linear materials - Plasticity - Strain life equations - Mean stress effects - Morrow equation - Modified morrow approach - SWT equation - Life estimates for constant and variable amplitude loading - Multi axial effects. Comparison of three approaches - Excel programming in Fatigue practical problems. 

Certificate course in Composite mechanics and lightweight materials

Certificate course in Composite mechanics and lightweight materials

Fundamentals of light weight materials – Plastics – Fiber and Matrix – Composite classification – Advantages & Disdvantages of composite materials – Micromechanical behaviour – Classical lamination theory – ABD Matrices – Stress strain analysis of composite materials – Composite failure theories – Thermal and hygral behaviour of lamina – Impact and Fracture studies – Fatigue of composites – Laminate testing methods – Mechanical properties – Laminate codes – Manufacturing of composites – Latest technologies – Nano composites – Joint design – Excel programming – Automobile and aircraft application – Latest technologies. 

Certificate course in Pressure vessel design

Certificate course in Pressure vessel design

Fundamentals of statics and strength of materials – Material testing, selection and application 
Pressure vessels – Cylindrical and spherical – Design formulae – Terminology – Design approach – Stresses and deformations in Pressure vessels – Thermal stresses in vessels.
Stress classification Line – Stress linearization – Discontinuity stresses in pressure vessels – Design of heads –Stress concentration – Fatigue life prediction – Thermal stress fatigue – LEFM – Leak before break design – Design of bolts – Bolt pretension calculation – Vessel supports and design – Skirt design – Buckling of vessels under external pressure. 

ASME standards – Hopper diagram – Design by analysis – ASME Div VIII Part 2 – EN13445 Unfired Pressure vessels – Project work. 

Certificate course in Rotor dynamics

Linear algebra & Engg maths – Kinematics – Position, Velocity and acceleration equations Rigid body – Constrained dynamics – Mass matrix – Centrifugal forces – Equation of motion Rotating equipment – Jeffcott rotor – Free and forced vibration – Torsional vibration of rotors Stress/Strain analysis in rotating components – Critical speed of rotors – Campbell diagram Balancing of rotors.