At the beginning of February, FEMFAT users from all over India gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Pune. The occasion was the Indian FEMFAT User Meeting, already in its third iteration. The fact that the topics of fatigue analysis and lightweight construction continue to be of interest to many was evidenced not least by the very satisfactory number of attendees. We were pleased to welcome more than 200 participants from 63 companies to the two-day event. Not only were all major OEMs in India present, but a host of users from the most diverse areas of technology were represented as well. A total of 21 lectures were presented by 12 companies covering a broad spectrum of Topics.
Figure 1: Nitin S. Gokhale; CEO of FTI (official sales partner India)
Figure 2: We are particularly pleased that Shrinivas Kurna will be presenting his winning lecture at the International User Meeting in Steyr
This wide range of various topics was once again impressive and ensured a refreshing breadth of diversity. The Topics ranged from TMF, SolidWELD and modal fatigue life Analysis with Harmonic to applications in wind power systems and on to sophisticated analyses using the tool Elastoloads. A refreshing (and by now nearly traditional) “Laughter Yoga” midday session lightened things up and banned the encroaching afternoon weariness.
The prize for the best lecture went to Shrinivas Kurna from Volvo Eicher who dealt with the analysis of elastomers in his contribution entitled “Fatigue life estimation of engine mounts
using FEMFAT Elastoloads”. The second place was awarded to Ranjit Babar and Abhijit Chaudhari (TATA) for their lecture “The use of FEMFAT Elastoloads for evaluation of cabin
mounts of commercial vehicles”. We are particularly pleased that Shrinivas Kurna will be presenting his winning lecture at the International User Meeting in Steyr.
Nitin Gokhale and his team from Finite to Infinite once again succeeded in putting together an outstanding event. We extend a warm thank you to him and his team and are already looking forward to the next FEMFAT User Meeting in India in 2019.
Figure 3: ECS & FTI Colleagues at conference
Figure 4: 2nd place Ranjit Babar
Figure 5: group picture