RESEARCH

The Department has research programs leading to M.S and Ph.D Degrees. The faculty in the Department concentrates on three major field of Aeronautical Engineering viz., Aerodynamics, Aircraft Structures and Propulsion. The Department has the potential to carry out research in Composite Structures, Computational Mechanics, Non – Destructive Testing. In recent past Department has taken up several projects from various funding agency and the details of which are given. Also the faculty has carried out several projects through Centre for Aerospace Research. The Department staff has collaborative research with Prof. Yukio Tamura, Tokyo Polytechnic University through J.S.P.S (Japan Society for Promotion of Science), Government of Japan. Also the Department has taken steps in having collaborative research activities and staff student exchange programmes with Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan and University of Stuttgart, Germany. To improve more research activities, a Chair in Memory of Prof. K.A.V.Pandalai, a former Professor and Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been created in the year 2000 with the financial support from Aeronautical Research and Development Board (AR&DB) Ministry of Defence. Under the chair a number of research activities related to Defence and Space Programmes are being taken up.

 

PROJECTS  

LIST OF ONGOING PROJECTS 
 

S.No

Investigators

Title of Research Project

1

Dr.B.T.N.Sridhar

Dr.S.Thanigaiarasu

Impact Characterization of Laminated and Sandwich Composites

2

Dr.K.Senthilkumar

Development of Surveillance system using Quad-Rotor UAV Platform 

 

3

Dr.K.M.Parammasivan

Dr.B.T.N.Sridhar 

Augmentation of Facilities in Aerodynamic and Structure lab 

4

Dr.K.M.Parammasivan

 

Burner Design with a Porous Flame Stabilizer and Estimation of Combustion Characteristics

5

Dr.K.Senthilkumar

Mr.A.Saravanakumar

Joint time Frequency Representation of Acoustic Signatures of Electrical MAVs

6

Dr.S.Thanigaiarasu

 

Experimental Investigation of the role of Innovative Vertex Generators on High Speed Jet Control

7

Dr.B.T.N.Sridhar

Dr.C.Senthilkumar

Dr.V.Arumugam

Establishment of Combustion based Shock tunnel Facility at MIT Campus

8

Dr.C.Senthilkumar

Dr.V.Arumugam

Development of Mathematical Model for Prediction of energy loss in Canister during Missile Launching 

9

Dr.K.Senthilkumar

Application of UAV for Security and Law enforcement 

 

10

Dr.K.Senthilkumar 

Smart Phone Controlled UAV 

 

11

Dr.B.T.N.Sridhar

Dr.C.Senthilkumar

Dr.V.Arumugam

Thermal Characterization and Analysis of Carbon - Carbon samples for Aerpspace Applications

 
 
 
 
LIST OF COMPLETED PROJECTS
(2009-10 to 2013-14)
 

S.No

Investigators

Title of Research Project

1

Dr.S.Elangovan

Dr.C.Senthilkumar

Development of Model Mounting Mechanism for Wind Tunnel(MMA)

2

Dr.B.T.N.Sridhar

Dr.K.Senthilkumar 

Development of Reaction Systems using Solid hot gas generators

3

Dr.B.T.N.Sridhar 

Thermal Analysis of Graphite Samples 

 

4

Dr.K.Senthilkumar  

First Pilot View(FPV) Flying UAV Test Bed for Acoustic and Imaged Generation

 

5

Dr.B.T.N.Sridhar 

Dr.S.Thanigaiarasu

Impact Characterization of Laminate Composites 

 

6

Dr.K.Senthilkumar   

Joint Time Frequency Representation of Acoustic Signatures of Electrical MAV's 

 

7

Dr.K.Jayaraman

Dr.R.Dhanraj

Micro Satellite Development in Anna University (MICSAT)

8

Dr.B.T.N.Sridhar 

Establishment of High Temperature Material Characterization Centre at MIT

 

9

Dr.C.Senthilkumar

Force Measurement for the UAV Model using Wind Tunnel and 6-Component Internal Balance