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IIT Mandi Organises a National Workshop for Aerospace

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi has organised a National Workshop on ‘Advanced Composites for Aerospace: Design, Manufacturing and Condition Monitoring Perspective’ from 11th to 15th February 2020.

IITDesigned especially for researchers and engineers, the workshop helped participants to understand and implement state-of-the-art concepts of design, manufacturing and conditioning monitoring pertaining to advanced composite for aerospace application.

For the workshop, the Institute hosted eminent scientists from Aeronautics Research & Development Board (AR&DB), the aerospace research wing of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who provided the exposure to cutting edge research perspectives on composites in the aerospace industry.

Speaking during the conference, Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking over the world. Almost everything is automated these days and we should know how to utilise this technology to remain valuable in the market. IIT Mandi became the first IIT to introduce a full-fledged B. Tech. course in Data Science to address the need of the hour.”

Over the last decade, composite materials have found large scale applications in aerospace industries. With the advent of cheap sensor technologies and powerful computational facilities, condition monitoring has come up as another avenue to ensure safety and serviceability of composite materials used in the aircrafts.

The one week workshop was designed to introduce theoretical and practical aspects of composite material research to engineers and researchers to make them equipped to solve problems. The workshop was particularly beneficial for engineering students, engineers and scientists working in various institutions.

Jointly sponsored by Solize and Mathworks, the workshop was attended by more than 100 participants including students and faculty members from Engineering Institutes, Colleges, Polytechnics and Practicing Engineers and Researchers from Industries and R&D Institutions. The workshop provided a thorough idea of Micro-Macro mechanics-based analysis of composite using ANSYS and DIGIMAT software; hands-on experience of Condition Monitoring of composites and Manufacturing techniques for a wide range of composite materials.

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Nitisha Dubey

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