Overview of Aeronuatical Labs


Aerodynamics: Aerodynamics is the study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air. Studying the motion of air around an object allows us to measure the forces of lift, which allows an aircraft to overcome gravity, and drag, which is the resistance an aircraft “feels” as it moves through the air. Everything moving through the air (including airplanes, rockets, and birds) is affected by aerodynamics.

Aircraft Propulsion: provides a readable, up-to-date survey of aircraft and rocket propulsion systems. An aircraft propulsion system generally consists of an aircraft engine and some means to generate thrust, such as a propeller or a propulsive nozzle

Aircraft Structures: The Aircraft Structures is a study of various aircraft components which is made up of an airframe, specifically fuselage, booms, nacelles, cowlings, fairings, airfoil surfaces, and landing gear. There are also accessories and controls that go with these structures.

Avionics: Avionics is fundamentally aimed at preparing understudies in the range of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Systems. The Avionics educational programs incorporates various core Electronic and Electrical subjects like Control System, Economics, Management and Humanities help round off the training of the Avionics.

Aircraft Materials: This domain deals with the study of various materials used for different components in the aircraft Different aircraft require different building materials. Aircraft can be constructed from wood, fabric, many types of metal, or even composite materials (e.g. carbon-fiber, fiberglass).

Material Testing Lab: The Material Testing Lab provides facilities which can be used for specimen preparation and testing. It includes experiments on Preparation of specimen for Metallographic examination of different engineering materials. Identification of microstructures of plain carbon steel, gray C.I, SG iron, Brass, Bronze & composites. Heat treatment Analysis like Annealing, normalizing, hardening and tempering of steel. Study the wear characteristics of ferrous, non-ferrous and composite materials for different parameters. Non-destructive test experiments like, Ultrasonic flaw detection, Magnetic crack detection, Dye penetration testing. Study the defects of Cast and Welded specimens. Tensile, shear and compression tests of metallic and nonmetallic specimens using Universal Testing Machine, Torsion Test, Bending Test on metallic and nonmetallic specimens., Izod and Charpy Tests on M.S, C.I Specimen. Brinell, Rockwell and Vickers’s Hardness test,Fatigue Test

Machine Shop: The Machine Shop Laboratory provides facilities which can be used for manufacturing of aircraft structures. It includes experiments on Preparation of three models on lathe involving Plain turning, Taper turning, Step turning, Thread cutting, Facing, Knurling, Drilling, Boring, Internal Thread cutting and Eccentric turning Cutting of V Groove/ dovetail / Rectangular groove using a shaper. Cutting of Gear Teeth using Milling Machine

Mechanical measurements and metrology laboratory: The Mechanical measurements and metrology laboratory provides facilities which can be used for measuring various physical quantity is aerospace domains. It includes experiments on Calibration of Pressure Gauge, Calibration of Thermocouple, LVDT, Load cell, Determination of modulus of elasticity of a mild steel specimen using strain gauges. Measurements using Optical Projector / Toolmaker Microscope. Measurement of angle using Sine Center / Sine bar / bevel protractor, Measurement of alignment using Autocollimator / Roller set, Measurement of cutting tool forces using a) Lathe tool Dynamometer b) Drill tool Dynamometer, Measurement of Screw thread Parameters using Two wire or Three-wire method, Measurements of Surface roughness, Using Tally Surf/Mechanical Comparator, Measurement of gear tooth profile using gear tooth vernier /Gear tooth micrometer ,Calibration of Micrometer using slip gauges, Measurement using Optical Flats.

Foundry and Forgeing Lab: The Foundry and Forgeing Lab provides facilities which can be used for specimen preparation and testing. It includes experiments on Testing of Molding sand and Core sand, Preparation of sand specimens and conduction of the following tests: Compression, Shear and Tensile tests on Universal Sand Testing Machine. Permeability test, Core hardness & Mold hardness tests, Sieve Analysis to find Grain Finest number of Base Sand. Clay content determination in Base Sand. Use of foundry tools and other equipment, Preparation of molds using two molding boxes using patterns or without patterns. (Split pattern, Match plate pattern and Core boxes). Preparation of one casting ,Calculation of length of the raw material required to do the model, Preparing minimum three forged models involving upsetting, drawing and bending operations, Out of these three models, at least one model is to be prepared by using Power Hammer.

Computer Aided Aircraft Drawing: Computer Aided Aircraft Drawing Lab provides facilities which can be used aircraft structures designs using computers. It includes experiments on Design of propeller and hub assembly, Design of wing assembly, Design of fuselage assembly, Design of Engine Mounts, Design of main rotor blade assembly of helicopter

Aerodynamics Laboratory: Aerodynamics is the way objects move through air. The rules of aerodynamics explain how an airplane is able to fly. Anything that moves through air is affected by aerodynamics, from a rocket blasting off, to a kite flying. Since they are surrounded by air, even performance characteristics of automobiles come under aerodynamics. The effect of the moving air on different kinds of streamlined objects is studied in our Aerodynamics lab through wind tunnels. WIND TUNNEL is a facility for creating a uniform wind of known value in a duct where fluid flow phenomena can be investigated. This facility can be used for testing required models. Our laboratory has the facility of subsonic wind tunnels

Energy Conversion Lab: Energy Conversion Lab provides facilities which can be used for basics experiments on fuels and combustion used in avionics equipment’s. It includes experiments on Determination of Flash point and Fire point of lubricating oil using Abel Pensky and Pensky Martins Apparatus. Determination of Calorific value of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, Determination of Viscosity of lubricating oil using Redwood, Saybolt Viscometer and Torsion viscometers., Valve Timing/port opening diagram of an I.C. engine (4 stroke/ 2stroke), Use of planimeter, Performance Tests on I.C. Engines, Calculations of IP, BP, Thermal efficiencies, SFC, FP, heat balance sheet for Four stroke Diesel Engine, Four stroke Petrol Engine, Multi-cylinder Diesel/Petrol Engine, (Morse test),Two stroke Petrol Engine (e) Variable Compression Ratio I.C. Engine

Simulation lab: Simulation lab provides facilities which can be used for simulation of algorithms used in avionics equipment’s.It includes experiments on Investigation of Falling sphere with viscous drag, Frequency response for a spring-mass system; Simulation of simple servo-mechanism feedback system ,Digital simulation of Analog Computations, Simulate a bomb drop from an aircraft on a moving tank for pure –pursuit motion, Simulation of an Air Speed Indicator to read air speeds for the pressures read from a Pitot-static tube, with compressibility corrections. Simulation of a runaway. Simulation of a point take-off from a runaway.

Design Modelling and Analysis Lab: The Design Modelling and Analysis Lab provides facilities which can be used for basic designs aircraft components.It includes experiments on Modeling of Symmetric Aerofoil Geometry, Cambered Aerofoil Geometry, Incompressible and Inviscid Flow over an Aerofoil, Computations and Analysis for Velocity Vectors and Pressures Distributions, Modeling of Incompressible and Viscous Flow over an Aerofoil, Computations and Analysis for Velocity Vectors and Pressures Distributions Geometric Modeling and Mesh Generation of Convergent Divergent Nozzle and Analyses of Flow for Adiabatic Conditions, Structural Modeling of Sandwich Beam of Rectangular Cross-Section and Analyses for Stresses, Structural Modeling of a Three Dimensional Wing. Structural Modeling and Stress Analysis of a Fuselage Bulk Head. Structural Modeling and Stress Analysis of a Simply Supported Rectangular Plate Uniformly Compressed in one Direction. Structural Modeling and Stress Analysis of a Simply Supported Rectangular Plate Uniformly Compressed in one Direction with a Cut Out in Center

Propulsion lab: The Propulsion lab provides facilities which can be used analysis of aircraft propulsion. It includes experiments on Study of an aircraft piston engine. Study of an aircraft jet engine (Includes study of assembly of sub systems, various components, their functions and operating principles), Study of forced convective heat transfer over a flat plate, Cascade testing of a model of axial compressor blade row, Study of performance of a propeller, Determination of heat of combustion of aviation fuel. Study of free jet, Measurement of burning velocity of a premixed flame.Fuel-injection characteristics, Measurement of nozzle flow.

Aircraft Structures Lab: The structures provides facilities which can be used for specimen preparation and testing.It includes experiments on Deflection of a Simply Supported Beam. Verification of Maxwell’s Reciprocal Theorem. Determination of Young’s Modulus using strain gages. Poisson Ratio Determination, Buckling load of slender Eccentric Columns and Construction of South well Plot, Shear Failure Analysis Bolted and Riveted Joints ,Bending Modulus of sandwich Beam, Verification of Superposition Theorem, Determination of fundamental frequency of a cantilever beam and harmonics. Frequency spectrum analysis for a cantilever beam