FOSSEE Summer Fellowship 2020

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Last updated on: 01 April 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and travel restrictions placed by IIT Bombay, the FOSSEE Summer Fellowship 2020 will be offered remotely. The FOSSEE team will contact the selected candidates through emails soon.

Screening Tasks:

There are two screening tasks mentioned below.

It is recommended that you choose and complete any one of the screening tasks.

Selection Procedure:

The selection procedure will be based only on the performance of the candidate in the screening level tasks. Candidates have to do Part A and Part B compulsorily for the fellowship.

Part A: Solving design examples

  1. Solve any 5 design examples given  here using Osdag.

  2. The 5 design examples should be from 5 different modules.

  3. For each of the design example, save the input file (.osi file) and design report (pdf).

  4. While creating the design report in Osdag, give the company name as your college name (in short form), group/team name as your name, designer as your id number, project title as Osdag FSF, subtitle as Part A, job number as the example number and client as FOSSEE.

Part B: Optimize design examples using hand calculation and creating design report 

  1. Solve 4 design examples (2 examples from each of the following two Groups) given  here and optimize the material requirements using hand calculation. You have to perform 3 or 4 design trials and compare results to arrive at the optimum result.

    1. Group 1: Select any two from the following modules:

      1. Fin plate Connection

      2. End Plate Connection

      3. Cleat Angle Connection 

      4. Seated Angle Connection

    2. Group 2: Select any two from the following modules:

      1. Beam to Beam Cover Plate Moment (Splice) Connection

      2. Beam to Beam Extended End Plate Moment (Splice) Connection

      3. Design of Axial Tension member

      4. Design of Axial Compression Member

  2. The design examples solved using hand calculation should be checked for all the necessary design and detailing checks (as per Indian standards). It is necessary to provide 2-D drawings/images wherever necessary.

  3. Make a report (pdf) of your hand calculated design using LaTeX (no other format other than this will be accepted for evaluation).

  4. Make separate TeX files for each example. You may create tables to compare design outputs of different trials for optimization.

Technical requirements: 

Civil/Structural Engineering with proficiency in design of steel structures using IS 800:2007 and working knowledge in LaTeX.

Procedure to Submit:

  1. Click here to submit.

Evaluation Criteria:

Following criteria will be considered while evaluating the flowsheet:

  • Clarity and sequence of design checks followed as per IS 800 for Part B

  • Proper justifications for selection of optimum design result.


  1. Resources to learn Osdag:

    1. Getting Osdag on your system

      1. Download Osdag (latest version) from  here

      2. Read installation instructions and install Osdag on your system. 

    2. To start learning Osdag, refer  video tutorials on Osdag at:

      1. Osdag website

      2. Osdag YouTube channel 

    3. Practice sample designs in Osdag using design examples available  here   

  2. Resources to learn Steel Design:

    1. Design of Steel Structures by N. Subramanian -  here

    2. Limit state design of steel structures by S.K Duggal -  here

    3. Fundamentals of structural steel design by ML Gambhir -  here

    4. INSDAG teaching materials -  here

    5. INSDAG guide for the structural use of steelwork in buildings -  here

  3. Resources to learn LaTeX:

    1. Spoken tutorials on LaTeX -  here


Click here to view the Python task