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The Aerospace Engineering program offered by the University Institute of Engineering involves laboratory practices and for that the department has set-up various hi-tech laboratories that help students develop real-time skills and abilities.
The lab is equipped with a low-speed wind tunnel and water tunnel to conduct various experiments involving objects of various shapes to detect the flow pattern passing them.
The lab is used to perform design, development, and flying of small air vehicles. Aero modeling is a very exciting and interesting way to learn, apply and understand aerospace engineering principles. Aeromodelling generally involves small sized flying objects like Radio Controlled Aircraft (RC Aircraft), Gliders, Ornithopters, Boomerangs, and Paper Planes.
The aerospace structures laboratory includes experiments related to material aspects as well as structural mechanics. These experiments are largely based upon the syllabus covered in the courses on solid mechanics and aerospace structures. In addition, a couple of experiments on vibrations and structural dynamics are also included for exposure. This lab consists of finding the shear center of open section as well as a closed section. It includes determination of slope and deflection of simply supported beams, fixed beams, cantilevers, and composites beams. The visual inspection to find the stress concentration can be done by the photo-elastic apparatus. The stresses in a thin cylindrical shell can be calculated by using a thin pressure vessel apparatus.
This lab provides hands-on experience in various aircraft systems and its maintenance and rectification of common technical snags.
The lab is equipped with MiG-21F carried 2160 liters of fuel in six internal fuel tanks and was powered by an R11F-300 Turbojet engine with 5740kgf of thrustwhere Power, Torque, Pressure, Temperature measurement and cycle analysis can be performed. The Lab is equipped with a continuous combustion Unit where heat balance studies, exhaust gas composition, effect of fuel and flame stability test can be performed.
The objective of the materials lab is to provide a platform for students to explore various aircraft materials characteristics. The lab is equipped with modern material testing equipments.
It encompasses fundamental aspects of solid and computational mechanics, with a special focus on advanced finite element modeling and other computational techniques, advanced optimization techniques, analysis, design and experimental characterization of advanced lightweight composite and finally computational modeling, design and experimental validation of complex systems.