- Read the case thoroughly.
- Define the central issue.
- Identify the constraints to the problems.
- Identify all the relevant alternatives.
- Select the best alternative and implement your ideas on those cases.
Aakaar, IIT Bombay is proud to launch the event “Case Study” for the first time. Case studies provide one effective platform to educate tomorrow’s civil engineers with the expertise and accomplish a desired aim of practice engineering. This offers provides a good opportunities and a new source of interest to the students. Case studies illustrate the past and present problems in their real context. They create a learning environment where students learn a sense of worth and accomplishment. By this students will learn to solve the present and past problems using innovative ideas. The case study can be an effective tool that brings the classroom theories into practice.
The theme of the Case Study for this year is Life Cycle Assessment(LCA).
LCA stands for life cycle assessment is a technique or method which is used for analyzing the environmental impacts on products or services throughout the life cycle. The assessment comprises the whole life cycle of materials product, process or activity, encompassing, extraction and process of raw material, manufacturing, recycling, maintenance, and final disposal. In life cycle assessment the process involved from the excavation of raw materials to waste disposal. The basic idea has got from life cycle assessment is that analysis is done over the whole life cycle of the product or service.
The goal of LCA is to evaluate the full range of environmental effects cede to product and service by estimate all inputs and outputs of materials. Its goals also to think about the flow of energy and matter involved in the manufacturing, product, materials, and process, etc
The life cycle assessments (LCA) consists of four phases/methodology:
This theme not only mentions the age of materials but also we can go through, how the building, bridge collapses, how the materials had degraded of the structure before the age limit of materials and what innovative ideas should be implemented for preventing such type of degradation of materials in the structure.
An abstract is a concise version of your research presented in skeletal form, which focuses on the essentials of a larger idea or claim. It should be sufficient enough for reviewers to discern the nature and significance of your research, the fairness in your approach, and the nature of the results or progress to date.
Four important elements of an abstract-
Abstracts will be invited on the following topics of civil engineering which has mentioned below:
Abstract submission guidelines:
Please note that your abstract will be reviewed by our review committee. Therefore, you are requested to submit a high-quality version of your abstract approved by your mentor. Any plagiarism will lead to disqualification.
This is a concisely written statement, less than one page, placed at the front of the report. It briefly summarises the major point of the cases and solutions. It should describe the major issues, the proposed solutions, and the logic supporting the solution.
All undergraduate and postgraduate (B.Techs, M.Techs, Dual Degree students, PhDs) students undertaking research work in the field of civil engineering are eligible to participate.
Under the Important Guidelines section, go through the guidelines of abstract submission carefully. After this go to the Registrations section, fill the form completely and upload abstract and proof at the specified mail id. You will soon receive an mail from our side confirming your registration.
Yes, it is mandatory to attach the authentication letter failing which your paper will be rejected. It serves as proof of your research work.
Since your abstract gives an overview of your research work, we recommend you to take help from your mentor while writing an abstract. Abstract submitted should be of high-quality version verified by your mentor.
Yes, a group can present one project. There should not be more than three members in the group. Please include the names of all the members while doing the registration.
Yes, students can present research that is still in progress. As long as it has sufficient content to be displayed in the presentation, it is perfectly acceptable.