Aeronautical is one of the most challenging fields of engineering with a wide scope for growth. This field deals with the development of new technology in the field of aviation, space exploration and defence system. Aeronautical Engineering has a wide range of scope like: design and development of aircraft parts, testing new aerodynamic and aviation systems, quality management, improvement and maintenance.
The department of Aeronautical Engineering was established in the year 2009, offers 4 year B. E programme with an intake of 60. The Department cherishes the hope that its graduates will be the leaders of tomorrow. The goal of the B. E. program in Aeronautical Engineering is to train the students in a broad based manner with equal focus on applications in aircraft engineering, rocket and space technology. The curriculum is designed to impart engineering knowledge in topics such as structural mechanics, aerodynamics, propulsion, and space dynamics. Further provision exists to acquire additional engineering knowledge through electives. Besides, the students acquire sufficient knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry under the category of basic sciences and in humanities and engineering arts. The importance of computational-skill enhancement through the development of one’s own programs as well as the use of advanced software is stressed throughout.
The department has equipped with the best infrastructure and state of the art modern high tech laboratory facilities such as; Aircraft Propulsion Lab., Aerodynamics Lab. (Low Speed Wind Tunnel Facility), Aircraft Structures Lab., Aircraft Simulation Lab. and Design, Modelling and Analysis Lab. (equipped with licensed software viz ANSYS and Pro-E) catering to B.E. Aeronautical Engineering curriculum as well as to undertake Research activities. The laboratories and workshops, detailed in the curriculum, have been framed to take up the challenges in Industry and focus themselves on research and development.
Graduates in Aeronautical Engineering can seek employment in civil aviation, defence R&D laboratories, space research organizations, and CSIR laboratories. Aerospace graduates are also preferred by software industries engaged in engineering-software developments. In addition to these, graduates can enter general fields like management and civil services. Those having a flair for higher education and research can pursue M. Tech. and Ph.D. Tie-ups with the pioneering organisation like National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Indian Space Research Organizations (ISRO) etc., have served as eye-openers on the complexities of real life problems, both for the students and faculty members. A dedicated project work is taken up by every student for two semesters during final year. The project work is aimed at high quality standards used in current industry practices. Some Project works are also supported by leading MNCs and defence laboratories involved in state of art research and development.
Vision & Mission
The Aeronautical Engineering Department produces futuristic students technologically and ethically strong to serve the nation and conduct the state of the art technical education, research and innovations that enable students to achieve excellence.
- To inspire the students in acquiring knowledge in various domains for Aeronautical Engineering, problem solving skills and application oriented concepts.
- To imbibe in the students with social, moral, ethical and citizenship values.
- To enhance the potential of faculty members and students by providing conductive environment for teaching, learning and research.
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DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO)
- PEO 1: Graduates will have the potential to succeed in the Global market by adapting the modern technologies.
- PEO 2: Graduates will have core engineering knowledge to understand, analyze and design Aeronautical Engineering applications.
- PEO 3: Graduates will engage in a life time of continuous learning and contribution to all areas of aeronautical engineering.
- PEO 4: Graduates will excel in Aeronautical engineering employment and higher studies by applying mathematical, scientific and engineering problem solving skills.
- PEO 5: Graduates will exhibit professional and ethical attitude, and leadership qualities.
PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (PO)
|PO-a||Engineering Knowledge||Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems|
|PO-b||Problem Analysis||Identify, formulate and solve Aeronautical Engineering problems.|
|PO-c||Design/ Development of solutions||Design Aeronautical based applications, relevant components to meet the desired specifications and requirements|
|PO-d||Conduct Investigations of complex problems||Investigate experimentally complex Aeronautical Engineering problems.|
|PO-e||Modern Tool usage||Use the techniques, software skills, and modern Engineering tools necessary for analyzing Aeronautical Engineering problems.|
|PO-f||The Engineer and Society||Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.|
|PO-g||Environment and Sustainability||Demonstrate the knowledge of professional engineering in the environment and sustainable development issues.|
|PO-h||Ethics||Understand professional and ethical responsibilities and the need to contribute to the growth of the nation.|
|PO-i||Individual and Team Work||Function on multi-disciplinary design and development teams.|
|PO-j||Communication||Communicate effectively both verbal and written forms.|
|PO-k||Project management and finance||Lead as a member of project work and multidisciplinary environment.|
|PO-l||Life-long learning||Engage in life-long learning.|
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSO’s)
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
- Use the principle of flight mechanics and theory of flight to design and analyse airborne equipment’s and systems.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
- Exhibit professional, ethical attitude and leadership qualities in the aeronautical process and product development.
All the classrooms are spacious, well ventilated and equipped with WIFI facility, Newspaper stand and Glass Board. Besides all classroom are fitted with colour blinds to reduce the glare during ICT usage. Overhead Projector with UPS connection for uninterrupted power supply. One – third of classes are equipped with Smart board for the enhanced learning experience. All the classroom also provided with Notice board which displays latest programs and other information related to particular class
AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES LABORATORY
A state of the Aircraft Structures Laboratory includes test rigs that students use to study the structural analysis and design of an aircraft. The structures laboratory is used to enhance the learning experience of undergraduate students by encouraging them to undertake projects. In addition the structures lab provides facilities which can be used for specimen preparation and testing. The structures lab is set up for experimentation and testing of structural components. Several test frames have been designed and are available with actuators for testing of various structural components.
The wind tunnels are used for aerodynamic experimental research carried out by faculty members, graduate students and joint projects with the Industry as well as for teaching undergraduate laboratory courses. The uniqueness of the complex lies in the almost complete coverage of the relevant Mach number range for aerodynamic research. It consists of four tunnels: two in the incompressible subsonic range (M<0.3), one in the compressible transonic range (0.35<M<1.1), and one in the compressible supersonic range (1.6<M<3.5). The instrumentation includes: Balances, manufactured in-house, for measuring forces and moments, a Schliemann system for visualization of flow where density gradients exist, Hotwire anemometer and dynamic pressure transducers for high-rate measurement of velocity and pressure, respectively, at a point and Particle Image Velocity (PIV) for measurement of a velocity field in a plane.
AERO ENGINE MAINTENANCE LABORATORY
The Aero Engineering Maintenance Laboratory trains students in the operation and maintenance of Aircraft’s and Helicopters in terms of Structures, Systems and Engines. The students learn how to use the engine trend analysis for the planning of periodic inspection and maintenance of various components in such a way as to reduce downtime of flying vehicles, simulation and validation through Engine testing at various laboratories. After completing the lab the engineers will be familiar with Civil Aviation regulations of Light and Heavy Aircraft category as well as the relevant maintenance procedures for Aircraft and Helicopters.
AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES REPAIR LABORATORY
To make a structural repair, the aircraft technician needs a good working knowledge of sheet metal forming methods and techniques. In general, forming means changing the shape by bending and forming solid metal. In the case of aluminum, this is usually done at room temperature. They are responsible for the maintenance and repair of aviation life support equipment, aircraft structures and related components. Aircraft Structures Technicians are skilled in metal and composite repair, refinishing, painting, machining and welding. The market for the Aircraft MRO sector is typically divided into four major segments, which include Airframe heavy maintenance and modification, Engine maintenance, Line maintenance and Component maintenance.
AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS LABORATORY
Aircraft Systems Labs are well equipped with the basic as well as state of the art technology – airframe NDT equipment’s, operational aileron movement system, brake operation system, working aircraft engine testing bench, etc. Working mock ups of all the aircraft air frame and propulsion (engine) system is available. The entire practical related to aircraft mechanical systems can be performed in our labs.
A propulsion system is a machine that produces thrust to push an object forward. On airplanes, thrust is usually generated through some application of Newton’s third law of action and reaction. A gas, or working fluid, is accelerated by the engine, and the reaction to this acceleration produces a force on the engine. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. This lab helps to give exposure about to all kind of engine processes from all kinds of operations.
Library is traditionally collection of books used for reading or study, or the building or room in which such a collection is kept. Our Department library contains 191 volumes of books in various streams
CD – 2872
E Books – 215
FD – 51
Project Report – 2170
Back Volumes – 1937
Ph.D Thesis – 17
BOG Reports – 22
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PARTNERSHIP / MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- AHS International – The Vertical Flight Society
- Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, National Research Council (ASEB)
- Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
- Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
- Helicopter Association International
- Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society
- Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)
- Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES)
- Royal Aeronautical Society – Australian Division
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International
- Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE)
- The department of Aeronautical Engineering had signed an MoU with Linyi Top Network Company limited, National Sino-India Science and Technology International Innovation Park, Linyi, Shandong, China, during the academic year 2019-20.
|International Conference||Department of Aeronautical Engineering was one of the organized comitte for International Conference on Mechanical & Building Sciences (ICMBS’19) on 27-03-2019 & 28-03-2019|
|Aero Fest’2019||Department of Aeronautical Engineering organized Aero Fest program for school students on 30-01-2019|
|National Symposium||Department of Aeronautical Engineering organized National level Technical symposium TEXPERIA’20 on 14-02-2020 & 15-02-2020|
NOTABLE DEPT ACHIEVEMENTS
|Events Name||Students Achievements Details|
|National Design Project||Vigneshwar V.S & Sheikh Mohammed Jalwathi has won second prize in National Design Project conducted by ISTE, Kerala on 5-10-2014|
|Connexion||S.Z Syed Afsar & Sam VimalKumar.S has won second prize in Connexion conducted by Tamil nadu College of
Engineering on 30-03-2015
|Aircrash Investigation||VijaySunder.K, Mohanachandran.S & Parthkumar.S has won first prize in Aircrash Investigation conducted by Sri Ramakrishna Engineering college on 02-03-2016|
|Treasure Hunt||Syed Afsar S.Z has won first prize in Treasure Hunt conducted by Park College of Engineering and Technology on 27-09-2016|
|Paper presentation||Abirami & Sandhya Sandhya has won first prize in Paper presentation conducted by Nehru Institute of Technology on 25-03-2017|
|Paper plane||Vishnuvarthan & Vijay has won first prize in Paper plane conducted by Nehru Institute of Technology on 25-03-2017|
|Sports||S.Prakash has won third prize in 4×400 Relay conducted by SNS College of Technology on 03-03-2016|
|Sports||Gayathri.C has won third prize in Badminton- Anna University Zonal conducted by SNS College of Technology on 19-08-2016|
|Quiz||Harish babu has won second prize in quiz competition conducted by Park College of Engineering & Technology on 03-02-2020|
|Paper presentation||Sri vidhya & Janani Sandhya has won first prize in Paper presentation conducted by Kumaraguru college of Technology on 14-08-2019|
|Aircrash Investigation||Alpy peter & Ajithkumar has won first prize in Aircrash Investigation conducted by Sri Ramakrishna Engineering college on 27-08-2019|
|Sports||Preethi. J has secured a gold medal in the doubles event and a silver medal in the singles event in all india national level badminton championship-2019 held at amrister Punjab on 10-05-2019 & 12-05-2019|
|1||University Rank Holders||04|
|2||Number of Students Placed||101|