National Finite Element Developers' / FEASTSMT Users' Meet 2020

The fifth National Finite Element Developers' / FEASTSMT Users' Meet (NAFED-2020) is organized by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Thiruvananthapuram, on December 11 & 12, 2020. The objective of the meet is to bring together domain experts and software engineers working in the area of finite element methods and related numerical computational techniques in India.

VSSC has recognized the need to make indigenous products for aerospace applications and embarked on development of finite element software for launch vehicle structural design and analysis over last three decades. Since 2008, the insights gained in the research phase were utilized to redesign a new software which embraces all the features of a commercially available finite element software product. The software includes a state of the art Graphical User Interface based pre and post processor called PreWin and a high performance parallel finite element solver called FEASTSMT.

This cutting-edge technology is completely an indigenous effort complying with industry standard practices and needs expertise in engineering mathematics, continuum mechanics, computer hardware and software related technologies. FEASTSMT software is designed based on the principle of user friendliness in creating finite element models and analyzing the results.

The meet will aid in exchange of ideas, which will directly and indirectly contribute in capability enhancements of PreWin/FEASTSMT software. Meanwhile, Memorandum of Understandings have been signed and many more are under various stages of collaborative development between VSSC and national institutes such as IITs, IISc, IIST, DAE etc., to enhance the software features and capabilities.