Laboratories

Engineers must have knowledge of nature that goes beyond theory-knowledge that is traditionally gained in educational laboratories. The department of Aeronautical engineering has a complete range of specialized laboratories with latest equipments for teaching and research. The lab courses included in the syllabus initiate a student to experimentally check the correctness of the analytical results studied in the theory courses and thus can be considered as the initial phase of practical. The lab facilities comprise of a subsonic open circuit wind tunnel, flow visualization facilities, propeller test, experimental set up for measuring shear centre, torsion and bending stresses and flight dynamics modeling & computational software (ANSYS student version) is available for mathematical modeling of aeronautical engineering problems. These are adequate to meet the course curriculum requirements of the ongoing Diploma (Aeronautical) program and to undertake very limited research work. The department also has certain aircraft assemblies, sub systems and instruments of a crashed frontline fighter aircraft, and RC-model of various aircraft and jet-engine. The students assemble exotic configurations of aero-models and fly them so as to study the effect of aerodynamic features and structural integrity of such aircraft configurations. The computational facility in the department has specialized software like ANSYS and lab courses are also conducted on the use of modeling/ simulation software’s like, MATLAB, CATIA, and CREO. Broadly, the lab infrastructure can be categorized into six specialization of aeronautical engineering.

1. Aircraft Propulsion Lab
2. Aero Modeling Lab
3. Aircraft Structures Lab
4. Aerodynamics Lab
5. Aircraft instruments and systems Lab
6. Design and CFD Analysis Lab

Other facilities include workshops and Laboratories for Fluid Mechanics, Measurements and Metrology, Materials Testing.