Welcome to Kolkata (the City of Joy) in The Golden Jubilee Year
National Welding Seminar (NWS 2016)
The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW India), a member society of the International Institute of Welding, completed 50 years of eventful journey on 22nd April 2016 and year-long celebration has been planned throughout the country, to commemorate this glorious landmark in our history.
Through its various activities and programmes, IIW India is now recognized as the premier institute related to welding in India, having over 4500 Individual and Industrial Corporate Members.
National Welding Seminar is the biggest All India annual event of IIW India and in the Golden Jubilee Year it will be organized in Kolkata by the Kolkata Branch of the institute in a befitting manner on the theme of “Challenges and Developments in Welding and Fabrication technology”
Through this seminar (NWS 2016) we are planning to provide a dynamic forum for the attending professionals from industry, academia, research institutions and service providers to share, enhance and utilize the knowledge base in welding, cutting, fabrication and allied technology in the
pursuit of attaining the highest level of quality and performance.
The Organizing Committee has already received an encouraging response from the noted authors for the plenary session and invited lectures from the top experts in the related fields both from India and abroad to present technical papers in this seminar. We are also expecting more than 80 contributed papers from leading authors who would share their experience with distinguished delegates drawn from a wide spectrum of the national and global.
The seminar will cover the latest developments and advances in welding technology related to:-
- Welding Equipment, Automation, Robotics & CNC Machines
- Emerging Materials, Consumables and Welding Procedures
- Welding Metallurgy & Weldability
- Welding Design, Manufacturing & Fabrication Techniques and processes
- Applications and Productivity
- Repair, Reclamation, Maintenance & Surfacing
- Mathematical Modeling and Simulation
- Mechanical and Corrosion Properties, Residual Stress and Distortion Control
- Cost & Economics of Welding, NDT, QA and Failure Analysis
- HRD, Training & Welding Education and Safety
Sir L. P. Misra Memorial Lecture: To be delivered by an eminent and distinguished professional in India who had made outstanding contributions in the field of welding in India. Name of speaker to be announced.
Prof. Placid Rodriguez Memorial Lecture: To be delivered by a Welding Engineer / Scientist below 45 years of age, who has contributed significantly in the field of welding science and technology in India Name of speaker to be announced
Engineer Soumitra De Memorial Lecture: To be delivered by an eminent and distinguished professional of Kolkata Branch of IIWIndia (The host Branch) who had made outstanding contributions in the field of welding in India. Name of speaker to be announced.
IIW-INDIA Welding Awards for the Technical papers to be presented in NWS 2016
ESAB INDIA Award: For the best technical paper on a work done in India.
I. T. Mirchandani Memorial Research Award: For the best Research Paper
H. D. Govindraj Memorial Award: For the second best Research Paper
Panthaki Memorial Award: For the best Paper on Welding of Nonferrous metals
Sharp Tools Awards: For the Best & Second Best Papers in Welding Fabrication and Practices specifically in Welded fabrication, quality assurance, testing and inspection of components..
EWAC Alloys Award: For the Best Paper on Reclamation and Repair
CEO BSP Award: For the Best Paper in Reclamation and Repair Welding in Steel Plant Repair.
D & H Secheron Award: For the paper adjudged as the best presented paper.
Weldman Award: For the best paper presented in any one of the three following areas of welding , viz
Weldwell Speciality Award: This award is given annually to a student for the “Best thesis in the field of Welding” submitted for the award of Ph.D. in any of the Indian Universities, Indian Institutes of Welding, Indian Institute of Science, National Institutes of Technology or any other Institute approved under UGC in the preceding year.
Associate Engineers Award: For the best thesis submitted for fulfilment of M.Tech degree in the previous academic year.
Venus Wires Award: For the best technical paper on R&D, fabrication techniques, Consumable development for MMAW / GMAW / FCAW processes involving welding of stainless steel.
ELCA Best Welder & Best Welders & Welding Engineer Awards: This award is given to the Best Welder (Pipe), Best Welder (Structural).
Best Welder MIG welding (introduced in 2015) and for Best Welding Engineer in the nationwide competition held every year.
Prof. Tarasankar DebRoy, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Modeling 3D printing of alloys using knowledge base of fusion welding
Prof. P. K. Ghosh, IIT Roorkee Knowledge of pulse current GMAW - a new horizon to welding engineering
Mr. Dave McQuaid, AWS President 2016 To be announced
Invited Speakers Topics
Mr. Dilip Kulkarni, L&T Challenges in manufacturing of Defence Equipment
Dr. A. K. Bhaduri, IGCAR Kalpakkam Advancement in TIG Welding Process: Narrow-Groove Hot Wire TIG Welding of Thick Sections.
Dr. G. Padmanabham, ARCI Hyderabad Recent developments in laser based joining processes and their applications
Mr. R. Easwaran, WRI, Trichi Learning from the shop and site fabrication of CSEF (Creep Strength Enhanced Ferritic) steel tubes in power plant applications
Prof. Satish V. Kailas, IISc Bangalore Friction Stir Processing - a method to produce high strength - high ductility materials.
Dr. Mahadev Shome, R&D Tata steel Jamshedpur
Welding of automotive steels: Issues and solutions.
Prof. Amitava De, IIT Mumbai An Estimate of Tool Durability based on Principles of Mechanics
Dr. G. M. Reddy, DMRL Hyderabad Weldability of Armour Steel
Dr. Nisith R. Mandal, IIT Kharagpur Thermo-Mechanical Tensioning – An Effective Weld Induced Buckling Mitigation Technique.
Dr. S. Tarafder, NML, Jamshedpur Fracture behaviour of weldments.
Prof. G. G. Roy, IIT Kharagpur Effect of Beam Oscillation on Electron Beam Welded Dissimilar Joints.
Dr. Anish Kumar, IGCAR Kalpakkam Recent advances in Ultrasonic Evaluation of Welds
Dr. Parth Sarathi De, IIT Bhubaneswar Dissimilar joining using friction stir welding.
Dr. Bhanu Sankar Rao, Hyderabad Fatigue and creep fatigue interaction of steel and superalloy weldments
Mr. T. Gurunathan, WRI, Trichi Challenges ahead on the Quality assurance and NDE in welded components and assemblies
Dr. Prasanta Kanjilal, NTH Mumbai Studies on Determination of Measurement of Uncertainties (MOU) on the Welded Joints of Structural Materials.
Ms. A. Santhakumari, WRI, Trichi WRI's experience in Repair and Reclamation Welding
Prof. M. Kamraj, IIT Madras Wear and erosion of hardfacing deposits.
Dr. V. Balasubramanian, Annamalai University Interpulse TIG Welding of Aerospace Alloys.