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B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering

B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering

  • About the Programme
  • Vision & Mission
  • PEO,PO & PSO
  • Laboratory
  • Our Faculty
  • Research and Development
  • Simulation Lab
  • Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Lab
  • Supersonic Wind Tunnel
  • Career Opportunities
  • Student Achievements
  • Curriculum & Syllabus
  • Prominent Alumnus
  • Facilities
  • Honours
  • Newsletter

About the Programme

The Department of Aeronautical Engineering was established in the year 1996. We provide quality technical education in the field of Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering. The B.Tech programme offered by the department is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).This programme has been designed to provide quality education for the undergraduate and postgraduate students through the blend of advanced laboratories and experienced faculties in the field of Aircraft Design, Aircraft Structures, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Propulsion, Aircraft Systems, Avionics, UAV, Aircraft Maintenance, Satellite Technology and the Advanced Materials. Syllabus is regularly revised to meet the industry demands in the Aviation, Space Exploration and Defence Sector. The department encompasses various types of Aircraft, Flight Simulators and Centre of Excellence that can provide real-time experience in handling and familiarizing with the Aircrafts. We take pride in generating the maximum Aeronautical and Aerospace engineers in the country. Many of our alumni work as Engineers, Scientists and faculty in esteemed organizations at the National and International level.

Duration : 4 Years

Vision & Mission


To excel in education, research and innovation in Aeronautical Engineering.


To provide every graduate with professionally competent education through a well-designed Teaching and Learning, Research and Innovation process in all spheres of Aeronautical engineering and technology combined with professional ethics and training for lifelong learning.


Program Educational Objectives

PEO1 : Successful career and adoptability to industry: Graduates of the programme will attain adequate academic knowledge and skills to adapt themselves in any aircraft and allied industries and have successful professional career.

PEO2 : Modern design tools and multi-disciplinary project execution: Graduates of the programme will have knowledge on modern design tools and apply to multi-disciplinary projects through teamwork with a high degree of professional ethics and standards.

PEO3 : Contribution to aeronautical field and lifelong learning: Graduates of the programme will have innovative ideas, sustained interest and potential to contribute for the development and current needs of the aeronautical industries in the country and the world.

Program Specific Outcomes

PSO1 : Develop an advanced ability capable of exploiting the knowledge in aeronautical engineering with innovation in design and development of new products

PSO2 : Conceive and convert the theoretical knowledge and skills in handling practical problems to compete in the area of flight vehicles professionally and ethically.

Program outcomes (POs)

(To be achieved by the student after every semester/year/and at the time of graduation) At the end of this program, graduates will be able to

PO1 : Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2 : Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3 : Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4 : Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5 : Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6 : The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7 : Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8 : Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9 : Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10 : Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11 : Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12 : Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.


Aero Engine Repair & Maintenance Lab
Aircraft System Lab
Aerodynamics Lab
Aircraft Hanger
Aircraft Propulsion Lab
Aircraft Simulation Lab
Fatique & Fracture Research Lab
Non Destructive Testing Lab
Tifac-Core In Aircraft Maintenance
Integrated Avioincs Lab
Aircraft Structure Lab
Structural Design Lab
S.NO Faculty Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. R. Asokan Professor & HOD Profile
2 Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam Senior Professor Profile
3 Dr. R. Santhanakrishnan Professor Profile
4 Dr.Dalbir Singh  Professor Profile
5 Dr. S. Seralathan Professor Profile
6 Dr.D.Raja Joseph Assoc. Prof. Profile
7 Dr. P. Saravanan Assoc. Prof. Profile
8 Dr. S. Sathish Assoc. Prof. Profile
9 Dr. Yash Pal Assoc. Prof. Profile
10 Dr. Nisha M.S Assoc. Prof. Profile
11 Dr.Raja Munusamy Assoc. Prof. Profile
12 Dr. G.Balaji Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
13 Dr. M.Saravanan Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
14 Dr. A. Muthuram Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
15 Mr.K.Arulmozhi Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
16 Mr.G.Dinesh Kumar Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
17 Dr.V.Madhan Raj Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
18 Dr. Krushna Gouda Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
19 Mr. J. Samuel Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
20 Dr. Annie Aureen Albert Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
21 Dr.T.Thillaikumar Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
22 Mr.S.Mahendran Assistant Professor (SS) Profile
23 Mr. N.Saravanakumar Assistant Professor (SS) Profile
24 Mr. S. Pragadheswaran Assistant Professor (SS) Profile
25 Mr. Arun Neema Assistant Professor (SS) Profile
26 Dr. L. Suneetha Assistant Professor (SG) Profile
27 Mr. Stanley Samlal Assistant Professor (SS) Profile
28 Dr. M. Chandrasekar Assistant Professor (SS) Profile
29 Ms. Kanupriya Jhanji Assistant Professor (SS) Profile
30 Mr. Suresh C Assistant Professor (SS) Profile
31 Mr.R.Sarweswaran Assistant Professor Profile
32 Mr.J.Jensin Joshua Assistant Professor Profile
33 Mr.M.Senbagan Assistant Professor Profile
34 Mr.E.S.Elumalai Assistant Professor Profile
35 Ms.T.Sivagangai Assistant Professor Profile
36 Ms. Ranjitha Assistant Professor Profile
37 Ms. T. Archana Assistant Professor Profile
38 Ms. P. Catherine Victoria Assistant Professor Profile
39 Mr. B. Chellappa Assistant Professor Profile
40 Mr. V. Amuthan Assistant Professor Profile
41 Dr. Manivannan P Professor Profile
42 Dr.J.Ashok Babu Professor Profile
43 Mr.D.Gowri Shankar Assistant Professor Profile
44 Mr. S. Karthikeyan Professor Profile

Research & Development

Funded Research Project
Sl.No< Project Title Research Board Investigator Project Start Date Duration Amount In Lakhs (INR) Remarks
1 KCGVERGHESESAT Satellite TSC Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Dr. R. Asokan 14.04.2022 48 Months 300.0 In Progress
2 Coupled Fluid-Structure Interaction Studies Due to Underwater Explosion Around Submerged Composite Pressure Hull Naval Research Board (NRB),DRDO Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam Mr. C. Suresh 04.10.2017 50 Months 41.1 Completed
Total 341.1 Lakhs


Consultancy Project
Sl.No< Project Title Research Board Investigator Project Start Date Duration Amount In Lakhs (INR) Remarks
1 Evaluation of Numerical Bird Model Parameters Through the Dynamic Test of Bird Projectile Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE),
Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam
Mr. Stanley Samlal
21.03.2016 18 Months 9.66 Completed
2 Estimation of Shock Levels and its Impact on Underwater Axi-Symmetric Bodies Due to Water Entry and Pyro Shock Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), DRDO Dr.K. Ramajeyathilagam
Mr. Stanley Samlal
31.10.2019 6 months 6.65 Completed
3 Revenue Generated Through Fatigue Testing Charges Various organisation Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam
Mr. C. Suresh
08.01.2020 09.08.2022 3.09 Completed
Total 19.4 Lakhs  

Sl. No Title of the Invention Application Number Date Of  Filing/  Publication Investigator
1 A system and method to improve biogas production from designed floating dome anaerobic digester 2021106355 21/08/2021 Dr. Sathish
2 A renewable energy powerhouse system 2021106058 20/08/2021 Dr. G. C. Vishnu Kumar
3 An aerodynamically upgraded Bach type rotor device with external overlapping of blades 2021106040 19/08/2021 Dr. S. Seralathan
4 A method for replacement of forged automotive wheel with GFR sheet moulding compound material 2021106042 19/08/2021 Dr. S. Seralathan
5 A device for capturing variable ankle injury using NFC 2021105522 15/08/2021 Mr. Kirubakaran PSB
6 A halbach tugging system for aircraft 2021105501 14/08/2021 Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar
7 A gas turbine combustor device 2021105503 14/08/2021 Dr. D.  Raja Joseph
8 A passive vibrational control system for seismic lateral support system of structures 2021105339 12/08/2021 Mr. Kirubakaran PSB
9 A process for preparing impact resistant material with inter-intraply carbon/kevlar-epoxy hybrid laminate 2021104899 04/08/2021 Mr. Stanley Samlal
10 Fiber reinforced plastic composite material used in embossing bumper 202141005816 19/02/2021 Dr. V. Madhanraj
11 Flat plate collector to heat water for domestic applications using natural fibre as thermal insulator 201941014655 16/10/2020 Dr. S. Seralathan
12 Power augmentation in vertical axis small wind turbine using magnetic bearing and booster nozzle combination 201941014657 16/10/2020 Dr. S. Seralathan
13 Design and fabrication of batch type pyrolysis reactor to transform heterogeneous waste plastic into fuel 201941014664 16/10/2020 Dr. S. Seralathan
14 Wind power operated pump 201941052755 03/01/2020 Dr. M. Saravanan
15 System for prediction of fly-by near earth objects 3253/CHE/2014 10/08/2018 Mr. Kirubakaran PSB
16 Black box acoustic signal transmitter 201741011702A 05/10/2018 Mr. Kirubakaran PSB
Selected Publications

Sl. No. Year Description Impact Factor (as per JCR)
1 2022 Venthan, S. M., Nisha, M. S., Kumar, P. S., & Amalraj, I. J.Heat transfer effect of SiC-GN hybrid nanocomposite with viscoplastic fluid in aircraft jet engine hoses. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 52, 102297. 7.632
2 2022 Panigrahi, P., Panda, P. K., Pal, Y., Bae, H., Lee, H., Ahuja, R., & Hussain, T. Two-Dimensional Bismuthene Nanosheets for Selective Detection of Toxic Gases. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 5(2), 2984-2993. 6.4
3 2022 Paul, R. C., Joseph, R., Nadana Kumar, V., Booma Devi, P., & Manigandan, S. Experimental analysis of hybrid metal matrix composite reinforced with Al2O3 and graphite. International Journal of Ambient Energy, 43(1), 648-652. 2.326
4 2022 Samlal, Stanley; Santhanakrishnan, R;Low-Velocity Impact Behavior of Foam Core Sandwich Panels with Inter-Ply and Intra-Ply Carbon/Kevlar/Epoxy Hybrid Face Sheets,Polymers,14,5,1060. 4.329
5 2022 Ng, L. F., Yahya, M. Y., & Muthukumar, C.. Mechanical characterization and water absorption behaviors of pineapple leaf/glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene hybrid composites. Polymer Composites, 43(1), 203-214. 3.171
6 2021 Panigrahi, P., Pal, Y., Hussain, T., & Ahuja, R. Application of germanene monolayers as efficient anchoring material to immobilize lithium polysulfides in Li-S batteries. Applied Surface Science, 558, 149850. 6.183
7 2021 Senthilkumar, K., Ungtrakul, T., Chandrasekar, M., Senthil Muthu Kumar, T., Rajini, N., Siengchin, S., ... & Ayrilmis, N. Performance of sisal/hemp bio-based epoxy composites under accelerated weathering. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 29(2), 624-636. 4.705
8 2021 Nisha, M. S., & Ramprabhu, S. Process intensified microwave absorption nanocomposite for stealth application. Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification, 163, 108333. 3.731
9 2021 Pal, Y., Raja, M. A., Madhumitha, M., Nikita, A., & Neethu, A. Fabrication and characterization of gallium nitride thin film deposited on a sapphire substrate for photoelectrochemical water splitting applications. Optik, 226, 165410. 2.187
11 2021 Hariram, V., Seralathan, S., KL, V., & Micha Premkumar, T. Performance assessment of artificial neural network on the prediction of Calophyllum inophyllum biodiesel through two-stage transesterification. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 43(9), 1060-1072. 0.548
12 2020 John, J., Nandagopalan, P., Baek, S.W., Cho, S.J., “Hypergolic ignition delay studies of solidified ethanol fuel with hydrogen peroxide for hybrid rockets”, Combustion and Flame, 212, 205-215 1.73
13 2020 S. Manigandan, R. Sarweswaran, P. Booma Devi, Yasin Sohret, Andrii Kondratiev, S. Venkatesh, M. Rakesh Vimal, J. Jensin Joshua, "Comparative study of nanoadditives TiO2, CNT, Al2O3, CuO and CeO2 on reduction of diesel engine emission operating on hydrogen fuel blends", Fuel, 262. 5.578
14 2020 Mohammad Asim, Mohd T. Paridah, M. Chandrasekar, et al. “Thermal stability of natural fibers and their polymer composites” Iranian Polymer Journal, 29, 625-648. 1.707
15 2020 RPS Praba and K. Ramajeyathilagam, “Numerical investigations on the large deformation behaviour of ring stiffened cylindrical shell subjected to underwater explosion” Applied Ocean Research, 101. 2.89
16 2020 S. N. Mahottamananda, N. P. Kadiresh, Y. Pal, "Regression Rate Characterization of HTPB- Paraffin Based Solid Fuels for Hybrid Rocket" Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 45 1.544
17 2020 Dilip A Shah, GC Vishnu Kumar "Study on the effect of leading and trailing-edge serrations on flat-plate broadband noise" Noise & Vibration Worldwide, 51(3), 44-51. 0.33
18 2020 M. Chandrasekar, T. Senthil Muthu Kumar et al. "Performance of Sisal/Hemp Bio-based Epoxy Composites Under Accelerated Weathering" Journal of Polymers and Environment, Article in Press https://doi.org/10.1007/s10924-020-01904-7 2.572
19 2020 Sivakumar Subha, Vadapalli Naga Venkata Sairam and Yash Pal "Effect of Zr/Gnp hybrid filler on thermal and ablation properties of carbon-epoxy composites" Polymer Composites, Article in Press https://doi.org/10.1002/pc.25854 2.265
20 2020 Yash Pal Nikita A, Neethu A, Madhumitha, "Fabrication and characterization of gallium nitride thin film deposited on a sapphire substrate for photoelectrochemical water splitting applications" Optik, Article in Press https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.165410 2.187
21 2019 JJerin John, K Ardhianto, Purushothaman Nandagopalan and Seung Wook Baek. "Thermoreversible gelation and self-assembly behavior of dibenzylidene sorbitol in ternary solvent mixtures", Colloid and Polymer Science, 297, 493-502. 1.536
22 2018 S Subha, D Singh, PS Venkatanarayanan, N Kavitha, "Experimental Investigation of Mechanical, Thermal and Ablation Performance of ZrO2/SiC Modified C-Ph Composites" International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 16, 61-77, 1.762
23 2018 C Ganesan, PS Joanna, "Modeling the residual strength and fatigue life of carbon fiber composites under constant amplitude loading" Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 27(21), 1-14. 2.645
24 2018 J Jefferson Andrew,  V Arumugam,  C Ramesh, "Acoustic emission characterization of local bending behavior for adhesively bonded hybrid external patch repaired glass/epoxy composite laminates" Structural Health Monitoring, 18(3), 739-756. 4.87
25 2018 R. Santhanakrishnan, Stanley Samlal, A. Joseph Stanley & J. Jayalatha "Impact study on sandwich panels with and without stitching" Advanced Composite Materials, 27 (2), 163-182. 1.71
26 2018 C Ganesan and PS Joanna, "Fatigue Life And Residual Strength Prediction of GFRP Composites: An Experimental And Theoretical Approach" Latin American Journal of Solids And Structures, 15(7), 1-16 1.158
27 2018 Sankar A., Natarajan S., Merzouki T., Ganapathi M. "Nonlinear Dynamic Thermal Buckling of Sandwich Spherical and Conical Shells with CNT Reinforced Face sheets" International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 17(9) 1.61
28 2018 Subha S and D. Singh, "Thermal, Mechanical and Ablation Properties of Carbon-Epoxy Based Composites Reinforced by Zirconia Coated Graphene Nanoplatelets" Materials Research Express, 5(1). 1.151
29 2017 Yash Pal and V Ravikumar, "Physical and Ballistic Characterization of Aluminum loaded Paraffin Hybrid Rocket Fuels" Energy & Fuels, 31(9), 10133-10143. 3.021
30 2017 Yash Pal and V Ravikumar, "Thermal Decomposition Study of Paraffin- Based Hybrid Rocket Fuel containing Metallic Aluminium and Boron additives," Thermochimica Acta, 655(1), 63-75 2.091
31 2017 G. C. Vishnu Kumar and D. A. Shah, "Aerodynamics of Flapping Wings for Vertical Takeoff" Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 10(6), 1689-1697 1.09
32 2017 Anish S and N. Sitaram, "Computational study of radial gap effect between impeller and diffuser on the unsteadiness of vaned diffuser in a centrifugal compressor" Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 31(11), 5291-5298 1.194
33 2016 A Sankar, S El-Borgi, M Ganapathi K Ramajeyathilagam, "Parametric instability of thick doubly curved CNT reinforced composite sandwich panels under in-plane periodic loads using higher-order shear deformation theory" Journal of Vibration and control, 24(10), 1927-1950  1.75
34 2016 Gopalakrishnan M; Muthu S; Subramanian R; Santhanakrishnan R; Karthigeyan L M. "Tensile properties study of E-Glass/Epoxy laminate and π/4 Quasi-Isotropic E-Glass/Epoxy laminate" Polymers and Polymer Composites, 24(6), 429-446 1.14
35 2014 A.Sankar, S.Natarajan, M.Haboussi, K. Ramajeyathilagam and M.Ganapathi, "Panel flutter characteristics of sandwich plates with CNT reinforced face sheets using an accurate higher-order theory" Journal of Fluids and Structures, 50(1), 376-391 2.021
36 2014 Anand Venkatachari, S. Natarajan, K. Ramajeyathilagam and M. Ganapathi, "Assessment of certain higher-order structural models based on global approach for bending analysis of curvilinear composite laminates" Composite Structures, 118(1), 548-559  3.318

Simulation Lab

Orient Flights collaboration with ALSIM began in 2010 with the purchase of India’s first ALSIM Simulator, the ALSIM AL50 and was inaugurated by AICTE Chairman Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhu

ALSIM, based in France, is one of the leading Flight Simulator Manufactures in the World. ALSIM’s constant process of evolving their products over the years has enabled them to offer customers with advanced aviation training devices.

The AL50 has been used by Orient Flights for imparting thousands of hours of training for Pilot’s, Engineers &Aviation Enthusiasts. In 2018, Orient Flights added the advanced ALSIM AL250 Multi-Engine & Single-Engine Aircraft Simulator to its fleet, and have also entered into a technical partnership with ALSIM Simulators which led to the establishment of the SIM CENTRE at the School of Aeronautical Sciences.

Salient features of the simulator

It is an advanced level aviation training device equipped with

  • Aircraft Configurations:
    • Multi-Engine Piston Aircraft based on Piper Seneca (PA-34)/Piper Seminole (PA-44)
    • ingle Engine Piston – Fixed & Variable Pitch Configuration based on Cessna 172 (C172) & Piper Cherokee (PA-28)
  • Equipped with Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) & Analogue instrument display
  • Ground Training:

      Before getting into the cockpit, the trainee will be briefed on the following concepts:

    • Aerodynamics of Flight
    • Aircraft Construction
    • Flight Controls
    • Principles of Flight
    • Flight Instruments
    • Aircraft Systems
  • This would give the trainee the threshold knowledge required to begin flying training.

  • Flying Training:
  • Phase I: Ab-initio Flying Training

    • Aircraft Familiarization
    • Taxying
    • Take-off & Climbing
    • Straight & Level flight at different airspeeds
    • Descend & Land
    • Turns: Shallow, Medium, and Steep
    • Turns: Climbing Turns, Straight & Level Turns & Descending Turns
    • Power ON & Power OFF stalls
    • Circuit & Holding Patterns

    Phase II: Instrument Flying Training

  • Familiarization
  • Introduction to
    • Instrument Landing System (ILS)
    • VHF Omni-Directional Range (VOR)
    • Non-Directional Beacon (NDB)
    • Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
    • Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
    • Transponder
    • RADAR: Primary & Secondary Surveillance Radar
    • Global Positioning System (GPS)
    • Precision & Non-precision approach procedures
Benefits to Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Students
  • Student’s get hands-on practical exposure on the various topics that are covered theoretically in the classroom as part of their curriculum.
  • Student’s get an opportunity to utilize the Simulators for their projects and analysis.
  • The ALSIM AL250’s Engineering Pack enable students to create custom concepts, create and inject custom errors, extract flight data parameters, integrate pilot monitoring systems, and support research trials.
  • The practical exposure offered adds great value by enhancing the student’s domain knowledge and gives them an edge in job interviews or when they apply for Masters. It also stimulates their thought process in pursuing a career in flying or aircraft maintenance.
  • The experience also promotes team work and better understanding of the Engineering subjects like Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Flight Controls, Aircraft Systems, and Flight Instruments.
  • Students get a chance to simulate failures, emergency scenarios, various weather conditions and get to work on instruments such as VOR, NDB, ADF, ILS, TCAS, Airborne Weather Radar, DME, PSR, SSR, Radio Altimeter and more.
Research opportunities: Engineering pack
  • It helps to extract flight data parameters which allow the student to understand the flight parameters in real time..
  • Inject custom errors (map shift subtle errors)
  • Modify the flights characteristics of aircraft to demonstrate unusual condition neutral and negative stability
  • Supports research trials (quick scenario generation and controls)
  • ALSIM’s SDK allows programmers to write software able to communicate with the device MATLAB SIMULINK

Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Lab

Fatigue Test Machine

MTS 100 KN fatigue testing machine is amachine with the versatility and high-performance solutions necessary for accurate and repeatable static and dynamic material and component testing. The machine can be configured for a wide array of tests, including durability, fatigue crack growth, high-cycle fatigue, low-cycle fatigue, fracture toughness, tension, compression and more. MTS Landmark test systems are ideal for testing a range of materials including plastics, elastomers, aluminum, composites, steel, super alloys and more. Full systems may include the load frame, controller, software, grips and fixtures, extensometers, hydraulic power unit,and services. The machine comes with a Series 370 Servo hydraulic Load Frames which are extremely stiff and easy-to-maintain, with precision-machined columns, lightweight crossheads and laser-guided factory alignment to ensure unprecedented static and dynamic test performance, employ leading-edge ergonomic features that enhance ease-of-use and operator safety.

Machine Specifications

Specifications of MTS Fatigue testing machine
Force 100 kN
Available actuator ratings (nominal) 25 kN
Actuator dynamic stroke 100mm
Max vertical test space standard height 788mm
Working height 922mm
Column spacing 533mm
Column diameter 76.2mm
Base width 1018mm
Base depth 698mm
Diagonal clearance 2079mm
Overall height 2065mm
Weight 635kg
Flexibility to perform
Fatigue Testing
  • Constant Amplitude
  • Variable Amplitude
  • Block loading
  • High Cycle Fatigue
  • Low Cycle Fatigue
  • Advanced Low Cycle Fatigue
  • ISO: 12737, 12108, 12135
  • ASTM: E399, E647, E645, E1820

For fatigue testing charges, please contact
Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam
Head, SIMCRASH Centre
School of Aeronautical Sciences
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
Post Box No.1, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR)
Padur, Kelambakkam
E-mail: krama@hindustanuniv.ac.in

Description of Supersonic Wind Tunnel:

The open-blow down type supersonic wind tunnel at the Aircraft Hangar has arectangular test section of 50 mm x 37.5 mm x 100 mm with a test speed range up to Mach 2.5. The operating pressure is 12.5 barand blow down time is 20-30seconds. The tunnel is equipped with a Schlieren system and a high speed camera. Additional instrumentation includes transducer for pressure distribution measurements across the nozzle using Data Acquisition System (DAQ).

Technical Specifications of Supersonic Wind Tunnel:

  • Supersonic Wind Tunnel Test Section Size of 50mm x 37.5 mm x 100 mm (BxWxL).
  • Test section materials: Optical window glass, thickness -14mm
  • Supersonic Wind tunnel Test Section Mach Number – 2.5 and Blowdown time is 20-30 sec.
  • 197/127 Diameter / 90 Strokes of 15 HP x 2 Nos – Air Compressor.
  • Storage Tank Capacity of 5 m3 (1500 litre – 2 tanks and 2000 litre – 1 tank) Blowdown timing for 5m3 is 30-35 min.
  • 100 cfm Drier / Oil and Air filter.
  • Nozzle of 6.36 mm x throat x 50mm width (Aluminum alloy materials)
  • Schlieren System: Telescope Astronomical Concave Mirror, Aluminum coated with Silicon Oxide protective layer. 6” dia, 15mm thickness, focal length of 1000mm.
  • Test Timing – 25 Sec
  • Settling Chamber and Blowdown timing for Storage tank capacity of 5m3 is 30-35 minutes
  • DSLR Camera – Nikon 50mm to 300mm focal length VR lens (Standard)
  • Ball Valve (1 ¼”) for opening, Non return valve to fill the reservoir,
  • Ball Valve (1/4”) for drain the reservoir and 3/8’ valve for filters.
  • 2 Tripods for mirror and 1 illumination lamp.
  • Pressure and temperature measurement using Lab VIEW software.
Shock captured for Airfoil model
Shock captured for Blunt surface model
Shock captured for double wedge model

Research opportunities

  • Pressure distribution along a convergent-divergent nozzle using pressure transducer.
  • Demonstration of Schlieren method
  • Observation of shock flow patterns around the blunt nose cone model with the aid of Schlierensystem.
  • Observation of shock flow patterns around the single and double delta nose cone model with the aid of Schlierensystem.
  • Observation of shock flow patterns around the blunt airfoil nose cone model with the aid of Schlierensystem.

Career Opportunities

Aeronautical Engineering is an important branch of engineering that has helped mankind to master the world above the skies. It is associated with the study, design, and production of flight-capable machinery and aircraft operating techniques. It involves practical and theoretical understanding of materials, assembling parts, testing, and maintenance of aircraft. An Aeronautical Engineer's primary job is to design aircraft and their thrust systems, but there can be more responsibilities added to the profile with time.

An Aeronautical Engineer may get opportunities in the Aviation industry, Defence, Airforce and Aircraft Technical Services & Customer Support. It is the most responsible and demanding job, thus may bring lucrative packages.

Skills Development

  • Professional monitoring and strong calculative skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Hands on experience
  • Technical expertise


Placement cell of the Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science facilitates employment opportunities for the graduates by bringing in the reputed MNC’s and private firms to the campus every year for the campus interviews. Placement cell also organizes personality development workshops, aptitude training, group discussion sessions and mock interviews to the students of the pre-final year, final year undergraduate and postgraduate programs to develop their communication skills and soft skills required to ace the interview.

Our graduates have been part of the various national and international organizations:

After graduation, the students can expect start up positions in the MNC’s, private firms in the aeronautical and aerospace domain, R & D organizations, Research Institutions, Airlines and Airport in the field of maintenance.

Student Achievements

KEB HANA BANK SCHOLARSHIP | 17th December 2021

KEB Hana Bank, Chennai awarded a scholarship of 500 USD to 2 students from the B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering. The event was attended by Mr. Young Seup Kwon, Consul General, Consulate of Republic of Korea, Chennai and Mr. Dae Ki Hong, Managing Director of KEB Hana Bank, Chennai.

  • Mr. Thejus C.M, B.Tech – Year II (Batch: 2020 – 2024)
  • Mr. Joyce John Mammen, B.Tech – Year II (Batch: 2020 – 2024)

Every year, our students from School of Aeronautical Sciences perform well in GATE conducted by IIT for postgraduate studies @IIT's in Aerospace Engineering. In the year 2021 15 students passed the minimum cut-off marks set by IIT and among these qualified students, 3 students obtained All India Ranking (AIR) below 100. We appreciate all the students for this achievement and wish them all success in their future endeavors.

GATE exam qualified students
Year Number of Qualified Students from B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering in GATE exam
2022 16
2021 10
2020 11
2019 07

All India rank of our students in GATE 2022
Sl.No Student Name All India Rank In Gate -22
1 AMAN R 3
3 Manur Gautham 27
4 Bhavani Prasad 38
5 Ronak 58
6 Bhavesh Srivatsava 59
7 Ravi Kumar 68
8 Akshat Jani 179
10 Sai Nikhil 321
11 Charan  Naga Sai 339
12 Bala Yaswanth 404
13 Krishna Teja 598
14 Sumanth 626
16 G Ajith 1181

All India rank of our students in GATE 2021
Sl.No Student Name All India Rank In Gate -22
1 Mouli Baskar 95
2 K Abinaya 107
3 Santhosh Kumar 173
4 Naveen Kumar 228
5 Mahesh Reddy 267
6 Deebak V. S 355
7 Namratha 461
8 Narendra L V 605
9 Naga Vikas 605
10 Yashwanth 883

All India rank of our students in GATE 2020
Sl.No Name AIR
1 Kishore M 05
2 Chinta Varun Sai Reddy 15
3 Achyuth Reddy 17
4 Sneha M Nair 19
5 Sachin Goel 40
6 Sriram R 47
7 Varikuti Jaya Sainath Reddy 129
8 Parvesh Kamboj 183
9 Vaishali V 190
10 Milin Martin 201
11 Nishant N 302

All India rank of our students in GATE 2019
Sl.No Name AIR
1 Prathamesh Y. Vichare 16
2 Akhilesh S. Tiwari 46
3 Rajat Kumar Sarkar 71
4 Vishal Trimurthy 94
5 Praveen Kumar Yelakati 98
6 Sriram 120
7 Kishore 129

KJ Harikrishnan, P Amarnath, G Sudhi and T Giri Prasad from second year launched World’s Lightest Satellite Jaihind 1S from NASA facility and was awarded by India Book of Records on 10th September 2018. The team was mentored by Mr.G.Dinesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautical Sciences, HITS.


JHATAYU is a crowd funded, student start-up company registered in MSME through HTBI & HEIC, HITS. JHATAYU Flying Bike as a design concept was awarded by SAE INDIA at the International Two Wheeler Conference at Bangalore on 5 August 2017 by Mr. Javaji Munirathinam, SAE INDIA Aerospace Board Chairman and Mr. C. Prakash, Training & Development Specialist, Product Development Division Ashok Leyland, India. The Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics and Aviation had the privilege of Dr. Micheale Barratt, Astronaut, NASA, USA award the “Best Innovation” title to JHATAYU and the “Best International Mentor” to its mentor cum supervisor Mr. C. S. Karunakaran at IIT Guwahati on 1 September 2018. JHATAYU Flying Bike was formed by a team of 33 under graduate students under the mentorship of Mr. C. S. Karunakaran, Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautical Sciences, HITS. This ingenious start-up is now touted as Asia’s first flying two- wheeler bike prototype.

The start-up had built an unmanned version of its flying vehicle prototype and successfully flight tested on 27 th October 2018 at HITS. The start-up has applied for its patent and is planning to raise funds for its manned version through industry partnership. The India Book of Records recognized this achievement and conferred “India’s First Two Wheeler Bike” title on JHATAYU. The start-up is planning to apply for Asian certifications to stake their claim for being the Asia’s First Flying Two Wheeler Bike.

Team “ASTRA” participated in SAE Aero Design West Competition in Advanced class 2017 at Texas, USA on 28th to 30th March 2017 and came 5th position in Flight summary and 21st in the world (mentored by Prof. Dr. Dalbir Singh)

Team “DIREWOLVES” participated in SAE Aero Design East Competition in Advanced class at Van Nuys, USA on 24th to 26th April 2015 and came 16th place out of 65 Teams. (mentored byAssistant Professor Dinesh Kumar.)

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Orient Flights in technical partnership with ALSIM began the flight simulator training in 2010 with the purchase of India’s first ALSIM Simulator, the ALSIM AL50. ALSIM, based in France, is one of the leading Flight Simulator Manufactures in the World. ALSIM’s constant process of evolving their products over the years has enabled them to offer customers with advanced aviation training devices. The development of their devices and services is a continuous process in close collaboration with their customers and their very own ATO (Approved Training Organization).

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