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Department of Aerospace Engineering

MIT Campus, Anna University


STARTED IN 1949

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DEPARTMENT PROFILE
The Department of Aerospace Engineering was established in the year 1949 as Faculty of
Aeronautics at MIT Campus, for furthering the cause of Aerospace Research in the new born
nation. It was the first department to offer an undergraduate (UG) programme in Aeronautical
Engineering in India. Till date, the Department has been leading the way in propelling indigenous
research in the aerospace field. This has been made possible through the competent, devoted,
efficient and qualified faculty with highly sophisticated state of art laboratory facilities. The
department runs one full time UG (B.E. Aeronautical Engineering), three full time PG (M.E.
Programmes in Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Technology and Avionics) and two part
time (B.E. Mechanical Engineering and M.E. Aeronautical Engineering) programmes. The
department also offers MS (By research) and PhD research programs in various areas related to
Aerospace Engineering.
VISION OF DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
The Department of Aerospace Engineering shall strive to be a globally known department,
committed for its academic excellence, professionalism and societal expectations. The
Department aims to impart state of the art technical knowledge, practical skills, leadership
qualities, team spirit, ethical values and entrepreneurial skill to make all the students capable of
taking up any task relevant to the area of Aerospace Engineering.
MISSION OF DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
The mission of the Department of Aerospace Engineering is to

prepare the students to have a very good fundamental knowledge to meet the present and
future needs of industries.

improve the technical knowledge of the students in tune with the current requirements
through collaboration with industries and research organization.

make the students gain enough knowledge in various aspects of system integration.

motivate the students to take up jobs in national laboratories and aerospace industries of our
country.

take up inter and multidisciplinary research, sponsored and consultancy projects with
industries and research establishments.

encourage the faculty members and students to do research and to be update with the latest
developments in the area of Aerospace Engineering.

Prof. KAV PANDALAI AR&DB MEMORIAL CHAIR


In Memory of Prof.K.A.V.Pandalai, a former Professor and Head of this Department, a chair
has been created with the financial support from Aeronautical Research and Development Board
(AR&DB), Ministry of Defence. Through this chair a number of research projects related to
Defence and Space Programmes of our country are carried out.

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PROGRAMMES OFFERED
UG PROGRAMMES:
B.E. Aeronautical Engineering (Full Time)
B.E. Mechanical Engineering (Part Time)

PG PROGRAMMES:
M.E. Aeronautical Engineering (Full Time & Part Time)
M.E. Avionics (Full Time)
M.E. Aerospace Technology (Full Time)

CORE COURSES UG: (Under CBCS)


B.E AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (R-2015) - (8 semesters) Total no of credits is 179

Aero Engineering Thermodynamics


Principles of Flight
Engineering Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
Solid Mechanics
Aerodynamics I& II
Aircraft Structures I& II
Aircraft systems & Instruments
Propulsion I & II
Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines
Aircraft Design Project I & II

Flight Mechanics
Aircraft Stability and Control
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Finite Element Methods
Composite Materials and Structures
Experimental Aerodynamics
Heat Transfer
Rockets and Launch vehicles
Experiments in Flight Laboratory

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


PEO 1: Adaptability to industry: Graduates of the programme will receive adequate academic
input to adapt themselves in any aircraft and allied industries.
PEO 2: Successful Career Development: Graduates of the programme will have successful
technical and professional careers in Aeronautical and allied industries and
management.
PEO 3: Contribution to Aeronautical Field: Graduates of the programme will have innovative
ideas and potential to contribute for the development and current needs of the
aeronautical industries.
PEO 4: Sustainable interest for Lifelong learning: Graduates of the programme will have
sustained interest continuously to learn and adapt new technology and development to
meet the changing industrial scenarios.
Programme Outcomes (POs)
Aeronautical Engineering attains the following student learning Program Outcomes
a. Graduate will have strong basics in mathematics, science and engineering.
b. Graduate will acquire the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze
and interpret data.
c. Graduate will demonstrate the ability to design a system or a component to meet the design
requirements with constraints exclusively meant for Aerospace Engineering.
d. Graduate will become familiar with modern engineering tools and analyze the problems
within the domains of Aerospace Engineering as a member of multi disciplinary teams.
e. Graduate will have the capability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering
problems of Aerospace Engineering.
f. Graduate will acquire an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility with
reference to their career in the field of Aerospace Engineering and other professional fields.
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g. Graduate will be able to communicate effectively both in verbal and non verbal forms.
h. Graduate will be trained towards developing and understanding the importance of design
and development of Airplanes from system integration point of view.
i. Graduate will be capable of understanding the value for life-long learning.
j. Graduate will exhibit the awareness of contemporary issues focusing on the necessity to
develop new material, design, testing and solution for environmental problems pertaining to
aircraft industry.
k. Graduate will be able to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools that are
necessary for engineering practice in the field of Aerospace Engineering.
l. Graduate will have a firm scientific, technological and communication base that helps him
to find a placement in the Aircraft industry and R & D organizations related to Aerospace
Engineering and other professional fields.
m. Graduate will be capable of doing higher studies and research in inter and multi disciplinary
areas.
CORE COURSES PG: (Under CBCS)

M.E. AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY - (4 semesters) Total no of credits is 72

Aerospace Propulsion
Aerospace Structures
Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics
Rocketry and Space Mechanics
Computational Heat Transfer

Missile Guidance and Control


Elements of Satellite Technology
Launch Vehicle Aerodynamics
Chemical Rocket Technology
Hypersonic Aerodynamics

M.E. AVIONICS - (4 semesters) Total no of credits is 72

Avionics System Engineering


Aerospace Engineering /Electronic systems
Digital Avionics
Electro Optic Systems
Flight Instrumentation

Navigation Systems
System Modeling and Simulation
Rocketry and Space Mechanics
Aerospace Guidance and Control

AR & DB SCHOLARSHIP
To encourage the students of the Department of Aerospace Engineering to join Defense Research
Laboratories, AR&DB offers 7 UG and 3 PG scholarships every year and absorbs them as scientist
after a formal assessment by RAC of DRDO at the end of the course work
PROMOTIONS OF RESEARCH
1. University provides fellowship for Doctoral research scholars ACRF (Anna Centenary
Research Fellowship)
2. Young Faculty Research Scheme and Students Innovative Research Scheme CTDT
3. Due weightage is given to publications and research projects by faculty members in
their promotion in university.
4. University supports travel and registration grants for faculty members to attend national and
international conferences.
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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
There are 63 Ph.D. Research and 2 M.S. (By Research) scholars on roll. So far 35 Ph.D and 15
M.S. scholars were awarded degrees. The research scholars are working in the areas of
Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Structures and Avionics.
MAJOR PROJECTS COMPLETED
Ageing characteristics of solid rocket motors (Sponsored by DRDO), 2008.
Microsatellite project- ANUSAT (Sponsored by ISRO), 2009.
Burner Design with a Porous Flame Stabilizer and the Estimation of Combustion
Characteristics (sponsored by AR &DB, DRDO) 2012.
Experimental Investigation of the Role of Innovative Vortex Generators on High Speed Jet
Control (sponsored by AR &DB, DRDO), 2012.
Establishment of High Temperature Characterization of Materials facility (Sponsored by
DRDO), 2013.
Augmentation of Instrumentation Facilities in the Aerodynamics and Structures laboratories.
(Sponsored by DST under FIST), 2014.
Development of Mathematical Model for Prediction of Energy Loss in Canister during Missile
Launching, ASL, Hydrabad, 2014.
Design and Development of Transition Micro Aerial Vehicle, IITM, 2015.
Evaluation of stall characteristics of the Control surfaces of RCI Reduced Dimension Vehicle,
RCI, Hyderabad, 2015.

LIST OF ONGOING PROJECTS:


Strength Analysis of Laminated Composites by lmpact and Compression Tests, ADE
Bangalore 2012.
Experimental Investigation of the Role of Innovative Vortex Generators on High Speed Jet
Control, AR & DB, DRDO, 2012.
Design and Development of Smart Phone Control led Micro UAV Systems, AR
&DB,DRDO, 2014.
Design and Development of Rotary wing VTOL Mini Unmanned Aircraft System for
Tamilnadu Police, Govt. of Tamilnadu, 2014.
Setting up of combustion driven shock tunnel, AR & DB,DRDO, 2014.
To Augment the post graduate teaching and research facilities in the Department, DST- FIST,
2014.
Characterization of composite sandwich panel materials for Randome structures, CABS,
DRDO, 2015.
Thermal Characterization and Analysis of Carbon Carbon Samples for Aerospace
Applications, GIL, 2015.
Effects of combustor exit profile in tip and platform with film cooling effectiveness, UGC,
2015.
TANII UAV Design and Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Government of Tamil
Nadu, 2016.
Evaluation of stall characteristics of wing & control surfaces and overall characteristics of a
typical missile configuration, DRDL, DRDO, 2016.
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STRUCTURE OF THE CURRICULLUM


FULL TIME PROGRAMMES
B.E- AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (R-2015)
(8 Semesters), Total Number of Credits is 179

M.E- AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (R-2015)


(4 Semesters), Total Number of Credits is 75

% Distribution

% Distribution

M.E- AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY (R-2015)


(4 Semesters), Total Number of Credits is 72

M.E- AVIONICS (R-2015)


(4 Semesters), Total Number of Credits is 72

% Distribution

% Distribution

PART TIME PROGRAMMES


1. M.E. Aeronautical Engineering - (6 Semesters)
Total no. of credits is same as that of full time programme.
2. B.E. Mechanical Engineering - (7 Semesters)
Total no. of credits (103)

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AREAS OF RESEARCH
Composite Materials
Wind Engineering
Aerodynamic Testing
Combustion Diagnostics
Ageing Studies
High Speed Jets

LABORATORY FACILITIES
Electric Propulsion
Structures
Hybrid Propulsion
Low speed Aerodynamics
Composite Solid Propellants Material Characterisation
Porous Materials Combustion High Speed Aerodynamics
UAV Systems Development
Aero Engines and Propulsion
Navigation and Guidance
UAV Systems
Avionics Systems

COLLABORATIONS
The department is in interaction with premier research organizations such as ISRO, DRDL,
ASL, RCI, NAL, ADE, SERC.
Dr.V.Arumugam, as a part of collaboration, visited the Advanced Composites Laboratory at
University of Southampton, Bristol University, Ports mouth University, under Royal Academy
of Engineering, India/China Award in 2012.
Dr.V.Arumugam visited National Institute of Material Science, Hiroshima University and
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan for Research Collaboration in 2011.
An MoU initiated by the department has been signed with Tamilnadu Police, Government of
Tamilnadu in 2014 and the project is in progress.
An MoU with CSIR-NAL has been initiated by the department in 2014 and the project is in
progress.
An MoU with the Moscow Aviation Institute has also been initiated by the department in 2014
and the project is in progress.
A proposal was put up to USIF under OSI for developing curriculum and syllabus for B.Tech
Aeronautical Engineering with Pilot studies in collaboration with Northwest Michigan
College, USA in 2012.
PATENTS AND AWARDS
Dr.K.M.Parammasivam has got 3 patents and filed 3 patents.
Dr.K.M.Parammasivam has received "JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award" from the JAPAN
Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Government of JAPAN(2005-2007).
Dr.K.M.Parammasivam has received Best Paper Award from The 8th Asian-Pacific
Conference on Aerospace Technology and Science (APCATS 2015) from the president of the
Society for Aerospace Systems Engineering, Korea on May,2015.
Dr.K.M.Parammasivam has received Distinguished Scientist Award from Centre for
Advanced Research and Design, Venus International Foundation for outstanding technical
contribution made towards the achievement in the field of Porous flame Combustion on
Dec, 2015.
Dr.K.Senthil Kumar has published for 2 patents.
Dr.S.Thanigaiarasu got 1 patent.
Dr.K.Senthil Kumar has received DRDO best project award and an award from the Chief
Minister of Tamil Nadu for deploying UAV in rescue operation at Moulivakkam in 2014.
Dr. S.Thanigaiarasu has received best paper award in SEDS International Conference in 2012.
Dr.G.Anitha, Mr.B. Anbarasu and Mr.E.Saravanan have won the best paper Award in
NCRASEM-2015.
Dr.C.Senthil Kumar has published 2 patents.
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MAJOR FACILITIES

Subsonic Wind Tunnel Test Section


(6 x 4 x 3, Max. wind speed 40 m/s)

Supersonic Tunnel-Mach No: 2


(Test section size 15cm x 15cm x 30 cm)

Model Mounting in Subsonic Wind Tunnel


(Model orientation changing mechanism)

High Speed Jet Facility with 3D Traverse


Jet Size : 10 mm

Anna University Micro Satellite (ANUSAT)


34 kg

DHAKSHA UAV
(Hexa Rotor Configuration)

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M.E. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING - (4 semesters) Total no of credits is 75

Aerospace Propulsion
Rocketry and Space Mechanics
Aerospace Structures
Theory of Elasticity
Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics Advanced Propulsion systems

Airplane Performance, Stability and Control


Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aerospac
Composite Materials and structures
Finite Element Analysis