Mathematical modeling, physical simulation, advantages and limitations; process control, instrumentation and data acquisition systems

Review of transport phenomena, differential equations & numerical methods; concept of physical domain and computational domain, assumptions and limitations in numerical solutions, introduction to FEM & FDM, examples

Introduction to software packages– useful websites and generic information about different products - ANSYS, Thermocalc, CFD; usage of expert systems, artificial intelligence and robotics; demonstration of some software packages

Physical modeling – cold and hot models; case studies of water models, use of computers for the construction of phase diagrams, alloy design, crystallography, phase transformations and thermo chemical calculations.

Case studies from literature – pertaining to modeling of solidification / heat transfer, fluid flow, casting, welding and liquid metal treatment


1.        Szekely J., Themelis N. J., ‘Rate Phenomena in Process Metallurgy’, Wiley, 1971

2.        P.S. Ghosh Dastidar, “Computer Simulation of Flow and Heat Transfer”, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1998