D-CAD Technologies
Development Centre forApplied Dynamics
Machine Foundation Design
Competency Centre for Frame and Block Foundation
Rotary, Reciprocating, Impact Machines and Vibration Isolation

5th International Training Program on Machine Foundation Design
5 day program with 4 days Exhaustive Hands on Training for Foreign and Indian Participants
23rd to 27th July 2018 - New Delhi, India


Dr K G Bhatia Foundations for Industrial Machines - Handbook for Practising Engineers Dr K G Bhatia,     B.Sc. Engg., ME, PhD
Sr P.E., Chartered Engineer, Honorary Engineer (IISEE Japan)
Member - Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Committees on Earthquake, Machine Foundation,
Mechanical Vibration & Shock.
  • General Manager - Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL)
  • President - ISET (Indian Society of Earthquake Technology)

Dr. K G Bhatia is a well known research scientist in the field of Structural Dynamics, and an expert in the profession of Machine Foundation Design, Seismic Qualification, Failure Analysis, Weight Optimization. He has over 46 years of industry experience. Dr. Bhatia has carried out machine foundation design and conducted field studies on many machines and their foundations for various projects. It is this rich experience which Dr. Bhatia has brought out in form of a Handbook (see below). He shares this experience with Practising Engineers, Students, Academicians, Researchers and Industry in general during such training programs and Workshops. The handbook covers basic fundamentals of vibration analysis, modeling, analysis and design aspects. Various Case Studies of real life machines, problems and solutions backed up by field measurements are also discussed.

Foundations for Industrial Machines - Handbook for Practising Engineers by K G Bhatia
ISBN: 978-81-906032-2-5
Pages:860, Hard Bound, 2.0 kg
D-CAD Publishers, New Delhi, Ph:+91-9873003427, kgbhatia@machinefoundation.com

Program Advantage

  • Clear understanding of the machine data and appreciation of its influence/ limitations on the response; Improved confidence of designers.
  • Do's and don'ts related to machine foundation; Appreciation of validation needs for FE Packages and Reduction in machine down time.

Detailed Coverage

Day 1: Understanding Dynamics of Machine Foundation System for Rotary & Reciprocating Machines
  • Field Data vs. Design Data of Soil, Foundation & Machine
  • Design Philosophy & Design Considerations
  • Applied Vibration:
    • Free and Forced Vibration
    • Response to Dynamic Loading
    • Transient & Steady State Response
  • FE Modeling & Analysis
  • Modeling Incompatibilities
  • Case Studies & Field Performance
Day 2: Block Foundations (both Horizontal & Vertical Machines)
  • Design Philosophy, Design Considerations, Foundation Sizing
  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Hands on Training: Foundation Design for Real Life M/c (Fans, Blowers, Pumps etc.)
Day 3: Frame Foundations
  • Design Philosophy, Design Considerations, Foundation Sizing
  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Hands on Training: Foundation for Real Life M/c (Turbo-Generators, Turbo-Compressors, Motor-Generators/Compressors etc.)
Day 4: Vibration Isolation System (VIS) for Machines on Block Foundations
  • Design Philosophy, Design Considerations, Foundation Sizing
  • Selection of Isolators
  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Hands on Training: Design of VIS for Real Life M/c (Fans, Blowers, Pumps, etc.)
Day 5: Machines on Building Floors- Design of Foundations for:
  • Machines Directly Supported on Building Floors
  • Machines Supported through VIS on RCC Floors/ Structural Steel Floors (Pumps, Compressors, Crushers, Graders, etc.)
  • Hands on Training - Foundation for Real Life M/c (Pumps, Compressors, Graders, Crushers, etc.)

Program Schedule and Cost Information

Dates: 23rd to 27th July 2018
Venue: New Delhi, India
Program cost:

International Indian
Program fee per participant USD 2000 + *GST(18%) INR 60000 + *GST(18%)

GST is Goods & Services Tax

Program cost includes:
  • Tea, Coffee, Snacks and Lunch
  • Handouts - soft copy
  • The book "Foundations for Industrial Machines - Handbook for Practising Engineers" shall be provided as a part of training material
  • Early Bird Discount @ 10% for registration up to 30 days (i.e. 23rd June 2018) before program start date
  • Academic faculty discount @ 10%
  • Student Discount @ 30%
  • Download Preliminary registration form here: Registration Form
  • Registration closes on 16th July 2018. Duly filled Preliminary registration form, may please be mailed to the training coordinator.
  • Note: Advance Registration can be done by making part payment of USD 200/- or INR 10,000/- per participant. Balance payment can be made up to 16th July 2018. Advance registration shall qualify for all applicable discounts.
Training Coordinators Contact Details:
  • South America: Dr. Manuel Builes: Hydroterra Ingenieria, Medellin, Colombia, South America. Ph: +57-311-333-0996, e-mail: manuel.builes@terrasoil.com
  • Saudi Arabia: Mr. Khaled: M/s Khaled Alsheref Engr Consulting Office, Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Ph: +966 13 8454362, e-mail: khaled.sheref@kmfsengineering.com
  • UAE: Mr. F. Bashar Yalchiner: Lead Engineer, NPCC, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Ph: +971-55-9151475, e-mail: fikrib@npcc.ae
  • Bangladesh: Mr. Rana Masud: lnnovate Engineering & Development, Mohammadpur, Dhaka. Ph: +880-1712076940, e-mail: masud@iecbd.org
  • India:
  • Overall Coordination: Mr. Nakul Joshi, D-CAD Technologies, New Delhi. Ph: +91-9810013428, +91-9599441729, e-mail: training@machinefoundation.com