WEEK 
DAY 
CONTENT 
WEEK1 
DAY 1 
Lecture:
Introduction to importance of experiments in Aerodynamics and various types of aerodynamic experiments 
DAY 2 
Lecture:
Fundamentals on aerodynamics: Theory, Assumptions, Governing equations, Dynamic Similarity, 
DAY 3 
WALK THROUGH of experimental aerodynamic test facility
Lecture (in Lab):
Introduction to Component wise contribution of wind tunnel and flow quality in the tunnel, estimating the loss factor of various components and estimation of turbulence levels in the test section. 
DAY 4 
Lecture:
Usage of tools like pitot static tube, manometer (Range and sensitivity of tools)
Experiment:
 Calculating loss factors of each component in the tunnel from measurement of the geometry
2. Calibration of wind tunnel: Usage of pitot static tube and cross validating using air speed indicator over a range of capability of wind tunnel

DAY 5 
Experiment:
3. Estimating the flow quality in the test section using a 2D/3D traverse mechanism
4. Calculation of boundary layer using the boundary layer rake in the test section 
WEEK 2 
DAY 6 
Lecture:
Standards and practices in Model Sizing and fabrication. 
DAY 7 
Experiment:
5. Flow analysis over a circular cylinder and Cp distribution over the cross section over a range of speeds and plotting manually for one case. 
DAY 8 
Lecture/Workshop:
Signal & Data Processing using MATLAB Develop a code that takes the input of manometer reading, calculates the Cp, at the pressure taps and fits the curve for Cp & computes Cl, Cd. 
DAY 9 
Experiment:
6. Flow analysis over a Sphere and Cp distribution over the cross section over a range of speeds and plotting manually for one case.
Assignment: Code development as similar as in the case of circular cylinder 
DAY 10 
Analysis on the error in the experiment in comparison with potential theory
Experiment:
7. Smoke Visualization of flow over cylinder, sphere, and estimation until which Reynolds number the potential theory fits well, thus reasoning the deviation from potential theory. 
WEEK 3 
DAY 11 
Lecture:
Theory of airfoil, assumptions, intricacies in sync to reality 
DAY 12 
Experiment:
8. Flow analysis over a symmetrical airfoil, estimation of Cp distribution over the cross section and estimation of Cl & Cd by developing a Mat lab code and comparing with theory. 
DAY 13 
Experiment:
9. Flow analysis over a cambered airfoil , estimation of Cp distribution over the cross section and estimation of Cl & Cdby developing a Mat lab code and comparing with theory. 
DAY 14 
Experiment:
10. Evaluation of Cl & Cd for a symmetrical airfoil & cambered airfoil using 6 axis strain gauge balance over a wide range of angle of attack and at different speeds and fit the curve using Mat lab 
DAY 15 
Experiment:
11. Flight Demonstration and estimation aircraft loads while takeoff, climb, cruise & landing with help of an R/C aircraft model mounted on 6axis strain gauge balance. 