Wind Tunnel Specifications

Type of Tunnel                     :Low speed, Open Circuit, Suction type wind tunnel

Test Section                           : 0.3 x 0.3×0.6m

Test Velocity Range             : 4-30m/s

Contraction Ratio                 : 16:1

Drive                                            : Axial Flow fan Driven by DC motor with Thyristor speed controller, digital speed indicator and                                                           Control unit, 10KW, 1500RPM.

Overall Size                              :   6.5×1.2×2.5m

Material of Construction   : PPS Composite Material

Power Requirement              : 415V, 2ph, 50Hz.


Important Parts and Accessories:

  1. Bell mouth entry
  2. Settling Chamber with honey comb and screens (Honey comb: 200mm deep and 15mm mesh; No. of Screens:2, 1m * 1m square)


Beam Test Set up Specifications

Power Requirement         :220V, 5Amps, Single phase

Equipment Dimensions  : 750x350x1000m

  • The complete structure is powder coated and the fixtures are plated to avoid corrosion.
  • Two set of load cell (50kg capacity) and Digital load indicator with gear box arrangement for fine loading (Double side loading).


Column test apparatus Specifications

Power Requirement        :220V, 5Amps, Single phase

  • 1 tone capacity loading
  • Loading by gear box (fine loading)
  • Load measurement by load cell with digital load indicator.


Combined Bending and Torsion Set up Specifications

Power Requirement        :220V, 5Amps, Single phase

  • Self supported/bench mounted M.S.powder coated frame (450 x 650 mm)
  • Test Specimen – (MS Specimen with flange mounting)
  • Strain gauge, Strain indicator (Single channel 3 1/2 L.E.D display quarter bridge function Range: 2000micro strain accuracy: 0.1%)
  • Slotted Weight with hangers

3D Printer Specifications

Print Technology                         : Fused Filament Fabrication (FDM).

Build volume                                  : 300 x300x300mm

Printing Precision                        : 0.1-0.3mm

Filament diameter                       : 1.75mm

Nozzle diameter                            : 0.4mm

Print Speed                                      : 40~100mm/s

Extruder Quantity                         : Single

Printable Material                         : PLA,ABS, Wood-Polymer, Nylon, HIPS, PETG, flexible PLA and PVA.

Operating system                           : Windows/Mac/Linux

Control software                             : Repetier-Host, Printrun, Cura

File format                                         : .STL,G-code

Operating Temperature:

Max heated bed temperature : 110oC

Max extruder temperature : 260°C

Operating Temperature : 8ºC – 40ºC


Research Laboratories


The following Laboratories are established in the department of Aeronautical Engineering:

  1. Gas Dynamics and Propulsion Laboratory
  2. Solid Propulsion Laboratory


Funded research Projects:

S.No Funding Agency Title of the Project Amount (Rs) Lakhs Duration (years) Status
1 NCCRD/SERB Experimental investigations on mixing and combustion in a Modified dual combustion Ramjet Engine 24.83 2 Ongoing
2 ARDB/DRDO Experimental investigations on Pylon based injection in a Modified dual combustion Ramjet Engine 9.3175 2 Ongoing
3 DST Experimental Investigation on the characteristic of Supersonic flow past axisymmetric cavities 16.5 4 Completed