Thursday, August 11, 2016

Seminar on "Advances in Welding & Surfacing of Materials" organised by IIW India, Chennai Branch

The Indian Institute of Welding
The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India), a representative body of welding professionals in India was founded on 22nd of Apri11966. It is involved in the advancement of welding science and technology within the country by disseminating development and knowledge in the field of welding and allied technology through seminars, workshops training programme etc., providing technical guidance and consultation to industries in welding, conducting associate membership examination and awarding diploma and certificates to members and publishing technical journals and periodicals in the field of welding. IIW-India has been recognized as an Autho-rised National Body (ANB) to carry out certification programmes of the International Institute of Welding. IIW-India also conducts its own welder certification programme. Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T), Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment has empanelled IIW-India as an "Assessing Body" for MES courses under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) Scheme for all courses under Fabrication Sectors in all States and Union Territories in India. IIW - India Celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2016.
The Chennai Branch of IIW-India was founded on 17th January, 1973. It regularly organises seminars, conferences, workshops and courses for the welding community in the region. It organizes tailor made courses for welding industry at various levels ranging from welder to welding engineer based on specific requirements of the industry. It assists and jointly conducts in-house welding training programmes in industrial establishments covering both theoretical and practical skills. Some popular courses conducted by the Chennai Branch in recent years included "Welding Metallurgy and Technology for Engineers", "Fabrication of Welded Components", "Non-Destructive Inspection and Quality Assurance", "Metallurgical Aspects Related to Welding" and "Weld Defect Inspection and Quality Assurance"
The Theme
The theme for AWESUM 2016 is "ADVANCES IN WELDING & SURFACING OF MATERIALS" The structured liberalisation of the Indian economy, which has paved the way for globalisation of our industry, has had its impact on core sectors such as power, steel, oil, gas, petrochemical and transportation. Hence, there is an imperative need for the manufacturers to maximise their profits without compromising on quality and by lowering manufacturing time and costs. Since welding is the most widely used engineering manufacturing process, the welding industry is also poised for a vibrant change due to the need to introduce high productivity welding processes, cost effective designs and reliable quality control methods. Also, newer materials ranging from variations of existing metallic materials to ceramics and composites to nano-materials and others, which widely differ in their physical and mechanical properties, are being introduced for industrial use for extended life of the components. The welding of these materials poses technological challenges in welding fabrication, leading to development of superior welding processes and quality assurance criteria. Also, the need to sustain trained manpower has become a key factor to maintain the competitive edge. The objective of AWESUM 2016 is to provide a dynamic forum for professionals of Industries, Academia and Research institutes to share and enhance their knowledge base in Welding Science and Technology, and use the forum for fulfilling the missions of their organisations.

The Topics
• Advances in Welding Fabrication Techniques and Productivity • Automation in Welding • Design and Manufacturing of Welded Components • Welding Metallurgy and Weldability Analysis of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials • Mathematical Modelling and Simulation Related to Welding • Mechanical and Corrosion Properties • Welding Consumables and Procedures for Emerging Materials • Welding systems and Eqipments, Robotics,CNC machines • Management of Residual Stresses and Distortion in Welded Joints • Repair and Maintenance Welding and Residual Life Estimation • Non-Destructive Evaluation, Quality Assurance and Weld Related Failure Analysis • Hardfacing/ clading/ overlaying • Thermal Spraying Techniques Format of Seminar • PROF.DRG ACHAR MEMORIAL LECTURE • THREE PLENARY LECTURES • TWELVE INVITED LECTURES • TWELVE ORAL PRESENTATION SESSIONS • POSTER SESSION
Who Should Participate
Welding technologists, metallurgist, scientists, research scholars, faculty of educational institutions, and professionals in the areas of NDT, mechanical and corrosion testing, failure analysis, economics and safety, and all professionals related to welding and welded fabrication can participate in AWESUM 2016. Those desirous of participating in AWESUM 2016 are invited to do so at the earliest by sending in the filled registration form along with the delegate fees to :
Delegate Fees
Members of IIW : Rs. 2500/-Delegates from ICMs of I IW : Rs. 2500/-Non-members : Rs. 3000/-Faculty of Educational Institutions : Rs. 2000/-Spouses : Rs. 1500/-Students : Rs. 2000/-"
"AWS India International Section is pleased to offer a discount of 50% for students in registration fee. They should pay Rs. 1000/- only and should present valid ID. Payments can be made by DD in favour of "The Indian Institute of Welding, Chennai" payable at Chennai, India. Payments can also be made by online to the following account: Bank Alc No: 10476546226 Name: The Indian Institute of Welding Bank: State Bank of India, Anna Nagar (West), Chennai IFSC Code: SBIN0003870 Last Date for Registration : 10th September 2016

nvitation to Authors
Welding technologists, scientists and professionals who are interested in presenting their original work and experience as technical papers in AWESUM 2016 are requested to send their abstract(s) of the paper(s), in any one of the above theme topics. To ensure a wider participation, POSTER sessions will be held along with the ORAL presentations. Authors desirous of presenting their papers in the poster session may indicate their preference while submitting the abstract. Best papers presented in each of the oral and poster sessions would receive awards. High quality, unpublished papers will be published in SCOPUS indexed Journals.
Important Deadlines
Receipt of Abstracts : 25 August 2016 Acceptance of Abstracts : 30 August 2016 Receipt of full manuscripts : 10 September 2016
The abstracts and full texts of paper may be sent by email or by post to : Dr. V. BALASUBRAMANIAN Chairman, Technical Committee, AWESUM 2016 CEMAJOR(CENTRE FOR MATERIALS JOINING & RESEARCH) Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Annamalai University,Annamalai Nagar-(P.0) Chidambaram-608002,(T.K), Tamilnadu (state) PIN:608002 TEL:04144-239734 (0) / 241147 (R) FAX:04144-238275/238080 Email : awesum2k16@gmail.com Mobile : 9443412249/ 9025602064/ 7667684002
For Further Details, Please Contact
Mr. T. V. Prabhu, Chairman - AWESUM 2016 DFMF,ROMG, IGCAR, Kalpakkam — 603 102 Tel.: +91 44 27480500 ext. 26125(Direct) Email: prabs@igcar.gov.in
Mr. Hemant Kumar, Convenor - AWESUM 2016 MMG, IGCAR, Kalpakkam — 603 102 Tel.: +91 44 27480500 ext. 21056 (Direct) Email: hemant@igcar.gov.in Mobile : 9445125160
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ABOUT THE LOCAL ORGANISER :
Annamalai University is a Unitary - Residential University established in 1929. Recently Annamalai University is awarded 'A' Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Faculty of Engineering & Technology was established in 1945 and it is second Engineering college in the composite state of Madras. The Department of Manufacturing Engineering was established in 1984. The Department has attained DST-FIST Level - 2 status in 2012 and UGC- SAP-DRS-Phase-2 status in 2014. The Centre for Materials Joining & Research (CEMAJOR) was established in 2008 under AICTE-NAFETIC Scheme and the thrust areas of research are : Materials Joining and Surface Engineering. The centre has completed 25 R & D projects worth Rs.7 crores and has 10 on-going R&D projects worth of Rs.3 Crores. In CEMAJOR following welding facilities are available : Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Plasma Transferred Arc Welding (PTAW), Laser Beam Welding (LBW) and Friction Stir Welding (FSW), Friction Welding, Diffusion Bonding, Cold Metal Transfer Welding (CMT), Interpulse TIG Welding. Chidambaram is located 200km south of Chennai Airport, 150km North of Tiruchirappalli Airport and it is well connected by Road and Rail.  Limited Accommodation will be made available to the Delegates in the University Guest House and student Hostels on payment basis. Places of Interests:  (i) Lord Shiva Temple (iv) Pondicherry (60 km) (v) Tanjore Big Temple (100km) vi) Mahabalipuram (150 km)
(ii) Mangrove Forests in Pichavaram (10km) iii) Ragavendra Swamigal Birth Place (10km)
Local Organising Committee
Dr. Hasan Shaikh, Vice-President, IIW-India Dr. Shaju K Albert, IGCAR, Kalpakkam Shri R. Ravi, Past President IIW-India Shri V. Muralidharan, Ennappan Consultants, Chennai Dr. M. V. Venkatesan, L&T, Chennai Shri. R. Raviraajan, Vijay Electrods, Chennai Shri. P. Sasianand, Fronius India, Chennai Dr.S.R.KoteswaraRao, Tagore Engineering College,Chennai Mr. M. Krishnamurthy, IGCAR, Kalpakkam Shri. V. Raghavendran, AWS India International Section Shri. Shyam Baskaran, AWS India International Section
Shri. S. Chandran, IMU, Chennai. Shri. P. Logesh Babu, DMC Automotive Pvt., Chennai Shri. A. V. Raghupathy, CVRDE, Avadi, Chennai Dr. G. D. Janaki Ram, IITM, Chennai Shri. R. G. Rangaswamy, BHAVINI, Kalpakkam Dr. S. Manickam, CEMAJOR, Annamalai University Dr. S. Malarvizhi, CEMAJOR, Annamalai University Dr. K. Shanmugam, CEMAJOR, Annamalai University Dr. P. Sivaraj, CEMAJOR, Annamalai University Dr. S. Rajakumar, CEMAJOR, Annamalai University Dr. G. Padmanaban, CEMAJOR, Annamalai University
Head office: INDIA HOUSE, Plot No. 38, Geetanjali Park, 200, Kalikapur Main Road, Mukundapur (P.0), Kolkata - 700099.

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