Aerodynamics and Propulsion Laboratory
Aerodynamics is the epicenter of Aeronautical Engineering. Though the wave of Computational tools is still on a climb, Experiments are an irreplaceable tool to understand real world Aerodynamics. Experiment facilitate is required understand the real Physics by conducting tests on geometrically scaled models using the concept of dynamic similarity. Various techniques used in Experimental Aerodynamics include free flight tests, rocket sledge, Para-dropping, scaled model flying, wind tunnel testing. Wind tunnel testing is the most viable and versatile tool to conduct the aerodynamic experiments. Aerodynamics also includes internal aerodynamics such as flow studies over compressors, fans, blowers etc..
The propulsion laboratory concentrates on the elements of propulsion and basic analysis of all types of engines used for propulsion in aircrafts. Different engine setups are available for a detailed study of propulsion systems and power match studies with particular aircraft types. Background study can also be performed where the basis of design for all engines can be worked out involving thermo mechanical study of the parts and fuels used in the engines.
Facilities: Subsonic Wind Tunnel, Low Subsonic Wind Tunnel, Axial Flow Compressor, Centrifugal Compressor, Centrifugal Blower.
Valve Timing Diagram for a 4 Stroke Diesel Engine, Port Timing Diagram for a 2 Stroke Diesel Engine, Rotary Engine Balance Apparatus, Cut Section of a 3 Cylinder Piston Engine, Cut Section of Rolls Royce Turbojet Engine, Cut Section of Avon Turbojet Engine, Abel Flash Point/Fire Point Apparatus, Redwood Viscometer, Digital Bomb Calorimeter, Carbon Residue Apparatus, Free/Forced Convection Apparatus, Propeller Test Rig, Nozzle Test Rig.
Experiments Manual Equipment