IIT Guwahati Offers:









Finite Element Analysis & Identification in Rotor-Bearing Systems





December 20th –24th, 2004






Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

North Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039






Teachers and professional engineers need to be introduced the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis & Identification in Rotor-Bearing Systems. Rotor-bearing systems of modern high-speed rotating machineries constitutes a complex dynamic system. With the advancement in high-speed machinery and increase in the power/weight ratio, the determination of the rotor dynamics characteristics through reliable finite element modeling has gained prime importance. The advancement in modern instrumentation, computational capabilities and numerical methods has helped in the analysis and identification of these complex systems.


In this course teachers/scientists/engineers are given a complete understanding of Rotor-Bearing systems and allied areas from very basic vibrations to advanced modeling, analysis and identification techniques. This course helps the participants in understanding the rotordynamic problems in practical situations. They will be to implement the ideas of modeling, simulation and techniques for dynamic analysis and identification in practical situations and for research purpose.



·         Introduction to linear and non-linear dynamic systems, finite element methods, and fracture mechanics.

·         Analysis in rotor-bearing systems: Critical speeds, unbalance response, gyroscopic effects and instability.

·         Bearings: Tribology of bearings – Fluid film and rolling element bearings.

·        Identification in rotor-bearing systems: Balancing of rotors, bearing dynamic parameter estimation, crack model parameter estimation.

·         Hands-on laboratory classes on dynamic balancing of rotors, bearing dynamic parameter estimation etc.

·        Hands-on laboratory classes on FEM packages and Matlab.



Faculty members of IIT Guwahati and guest faculty members from other premier Institution/ Organization will deliver lectures.



Each registered participant will be provided with a set of lecture notes.



IIT Guwahati campus is spread over a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 25 km from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and vast open spaces on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning. Guwahati city (situated at 910 44E longitude & 260 10 N latitude) is gateway to beautiful NE region of the country and linked with all major cities by rail, road and air.  Guwahati has a temperate climate with temperature varying between 70C to 370C. Summer span is usually from May to September. Buses (from Institution of Engineers Building, near Panbazar over-bridge), auto-rickshaws and taxis are available from Guwahati City to the IIT Guwahati Campus.



Limited number of Participants from AICTE recognized institutions will be eligible for to and fro railway fare via shortest route in sleeper class and free lodging and boarding in the hostel during course period. Candidates attending the course in full only will be eligible for TA and DA.


For all other participants no TA/DA will be paid by IIT Guwahati





Finite Element Analysis & Identification in Rotor-Bearing Systems


Dec 20-24, 2004


Application Form


1.       Name (block letter):

2.       Designation & pay scale:

3.       Organisation:

4.       Address for communication:




       Pin code:                        Ph. No.:

       Fax No.                            E-mail:

5.       Highest Academic Qualification:

6.       Specialisation:

7.       Experience (in years):

       (a) Teaching: (b) Industrial:



8.       Amount of TA required as per entitlement mentioned in this brochure (only for AICTE approved college teachers):


9.        Choice of Accommodation:


10.     ISTE membership no.



Please register me for the course on “Finite Element Analysis & Identification in Rotor-Bearing Systems” to be held at IIT Guwahati.



Date:                                     Signature of the applicant




is an employee of our institute and his/her application is hereby sponsored. The applicant will be permitted to attend the short-term course “Finite Element Analysis & Identification in Rotor-Bearing Systems” at IIT Guwahati during December 20-24, 2004, if selected.



Date:                   Signature of Sponsoring Authority


                            Official Seal:




For applicants from Industries and Government Departments:


DD No.                                          Date:







                                           Signature of the Applicant



The duly sponsored application form should be mailed to:


Dr. Rajiv Tiwari & Dr. S. K. Dwivedy,

Course Coordinators

ISTE Short Term Course

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

North Guwahati, Guwahati – 781 039, Assam

Ph. No.: 0361 2582667 (O), 2584667 / 2691090 (R)

Fax No.: 0361 2690762

Email: rtiwari@iitg.ernet.in;





The course is open to teachers of mainly to Engineering Colleges and a few polytechnics approved by AICTE. No course fee is charged for participants sponsored by AICTE approved institutions. However, Rs 500/- caution-money has to be sent by the provisionally selected participants, which will be returned only when participant joined the course.


Participants from Governments Departments and Industries are eligible, provided they meet their T.A. and D.A. and pay a course fee @ Rs. 2500/- and Rs. 5000/- respectively. The payment is to be made by demand draft drawn on any Nationalised Bank in favour of  IIT Guwahati, payable at Guwahati.




Boarding and lodging facilities will be provided for the selected candidates from AICTE approved institutions in the student’s hostels of the institute. However, lodging can be arranged in the Institute Guest House on payment of rent (subject to availability) as per the rate given below.


Single occupancy:               Rs. 150/- per day

Double occupancy:             Rs. 200/- per day

AC Charge:                           Rs. 50/-per room per day                    



The last date for the receipt of duly sponsored applications: 30.11.2004


Intimation of Selection: 30.11.2004


N.B. Interested candidates may send advance copy of the application duly countersigned by the Head of the Department / Controlling Officer (for sponsored candidate) to avoid procedural delay.