ATAL (AICTE Training and Learning) Academy Faculty Development
Programme (Online Mode) on
Mathematical Modelling of Problems in Coastal and Offshore
September 14-18, 2020
Study of various aspects of coastal and offshore engineering
has received immense attention over the last few decades for
a good number of important applications. Protecting coastal
and offshore structures from harsh wave action, installation
of structures in oceans, oscillation and motion of marine
structures, evaluation of wave forces, study of bottom
topography, flexural gravity waves etc. are some very
important and practical topics that require rigorous
involvement of mathematicians, engineers and designers.
Finding appropriate solutions for problems arising in these
areas is a foremost requirement. In this context,
mathematics plays a very important role in converting the
physical problems into appropriate forms. Methods/techniques
such as special functions, Green's function, perturbation
technique, integral transforms, integral equations etc., are
very important and useful from the point of view of
applications in various branches of science and engineering,
including coastal and ocean engineering. This proposed FDP
will provide some of the key mathematical techniques that
are encountered in academic research. Mathematical modelling
of real life problems is an important aspect of applied
mathematics which caters to various areas of applied science
and engineering. It is aimed, through this FDP, to throw
light on the basic theory of water waves and understanding
of various ocean engineering problems. Appropriate use of
mathematical tools in formulating and solving different
types of coastal and offshore engineering problems will be
displayed. In this modern world where physical phenomena are
highly nonlinear, linearizing the problems and finding
solutions to various practical problems assumes
significance. Idea of water wave theory and related physical
conditions, various mathematical tools, formulation,
methodology and solutions of various practical problems
pertaining to coastal and offshore engineering will be
presented in this week-long FDP. Experienced researchers
will provide the necessary background for taking up
different types of problems encountered in ocean.
Differential Equations (Special Emphasis: Special Functions, Green's functions),
Integral Transforms, Singular Integral Equations
Waves: Basic Theory and Applications
of Various Mathematical Techniques to Water Wave Problems
Ocean Upper Surfaces and Bottom Topography
Fluid Problems in Water Wave Scattering
Floating Structures (VLFS) in Ocean
of Water Waves with Various Types of Structures
Solution of Differential Equations
Birendranath Mandal, Retired Professor, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata
Trilochan Sahoo, Department of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology
Charan Dalal, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Gautam Barua, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Prof. S. Natesan,
Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Murthy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Chandra Martha, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Smrutiranjan Mohapatra, Department of Mathematics, Veer Surendra Sai University
of Technology, Burla, Odisha.
Dr. Santu Das, Division of Mathematical and Computational Sciences,
Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati
Saha, Department of Mathematics, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
Nandan Bora, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Mode of Delivery of Lectures
activities will take place online through a suitable platform which will be
conveyed to all selected participants in due course of time.
Who Can Apply
members of the AICTE approved institutions
scholars, PG Scholars from government institutes
Industry participants (Bureaucrats/Technicians / Participants from Industry)
Staff of host institute (maximum 30% of total participants)
Only Indian Nationals
How to Apply
For registration of the programme, visit
Fill in all
necessary details and upload documents, if asked.
instructions as given.
Prof. Swaroop Nandan Bora
Professor, Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati - 781 039, Assam
The time table for all lectures can be found here.
Selection of candidates will be as per the existing policy
of ATAL Academy rules and regulations.
The Coordinator will finalize the list of participants in
consultation with the officials of ATAL Academy.
All activities will take place online through a suitable
platform the details of which will be conveyed to all selected participants in
due course of time.
Attendance will be marked for each lecture.
A Test is likely to be conducted at the end of all lectures.
E-certificate will be issued only to those participants who maintain a
very good attendance.
New information will be displayed as
and when required. Check this site at regular interval.
It can be downloaded here