B.Tech Aerospace Engineering
B.Tech Aerospace Engineering
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- Vision & Mission
- Career Opportunities
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- Research and Development
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- Curriculum & Syllabus
- Prominent Alumnus
About the Programme
B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering programme offered by the School of Aeronautical Sciences (SAS) is a comprehensive programme that inculcates professional learning, and promotes research and lifelong learning. The curriculum & syllabus has been diligently designed to impart fundamental knowledgeto the students andalso develop their skill sets through the practical training in the well-equipped laboratories. Curriculum & Syllabus is updated on a regular basis based on the current trend andneeds of the industry. Syllabus covers basic sciences, and foundational courses such as Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion, Systems, Avionics and Space Mechanics. Besides these courses,Electives such as Unconventional Design, AdvancedPropulsion System, and High Temperature Materials are also provided to enhance the knowledge of the students. Students are encouraged to undertake Industrial Training, Internships, Technical Certification programmes, Research activities, Sports and the other Extra-curricular activities. These activities help them understand the real scenario prevalent in the industries and prepare them to compete in the job market.
Duration : 4 Years
Vision & Mission
To excel in education, research and innovation in Aeronautical and Aerospace engineering.
- M1: To provide conducive academic environment through well designed curriculum, teaching and learning process imparting high quality education for research and innovation.
- M2: To demonstrate hands-on training from state-of-the-art laboratories in their academic projects and career.
- M3: To impart technical, leadership skills and life-long learning embedded with ethical values and social relevance.
Program Educational Objectives
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) of B. Tech Aerospace engineering are:
- PEO1:Graduates will be competent to use their technical knowledge in solving engineering problems in the aerospace industries.
- PEO2:Graduates will demonstrate their skills in multi-disciplinary projects as an individual and as a team with high degree of professional ethics.
- PEO3:Graduates will engage in entrepreneurship and pursue postgraduate studies.
Program Specific Outcomes
- PSO1:Able to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems with the potential to design an Aerospace system, component or process to meet desired needs within socio economic and ethical values.
- PSO2:Able to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for Aerospace engineering practices.
Program outcomes (POs)
- 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.
The Aerospace Industry is developing in rapid phase in India. The industry enjoys a major preference among engineering and scientific communities. Aerospace Engineers have vast opportunities to work in the field of,
- Aircraft Industry (HAL, Boeing, Airbus)
- Government and Private Airlines.
- R & D organizations like ISRO, DRDO, CSIR
|Sl.No||Name of the institute for student exchange programme||Topics||Type of MOU|
|1||Institut Polytechnique Des Sciences Avancées (IPSA) France||Aircraft Design and Propulsion||Student Exchange, Higher studies|
|2||Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia (MAI)||Aircraft Design, Dynamics of Flight and Control, Aerodynamics||Student Exchange, Joint Conferences|
|3||École Nationale De L Aviation Civile(ENAC), France.||Control Systems, Aerodynamics, avionics||Student Exchange, Joint Conferences|
Aero Engine Repair & Maintenance Lab
Aircraft System Lab
Aircraft Propulsion Lab
Aircraft Simulation Lab
Aircraft System Lab
Non Destructive Testing Lab
Tifac-Core In Aircraft Maintenance
Integrated Avioincs Lab
Space Propulsion Lab
Aircraft Structure Lab
Fatique & Fracture Research Lab
Structural Design Lab
Space Propulsion Lab
Research & Development
Faculty Intellectual Property Rights (Patents)
|Sl.No||Title of the Invention||Application Number||Date of Filing/Publication||Investigator|
|1||SYSTEM FOR PREDICTION OF FLY-BY NEAR EARTH OBJECTS||3253/CHE/2014||10/8/2018||Mr. Kirubakaran PSB|
|2||BLACK BOX ACOUSTIC SIGNAL TRANSMITTER||201741011702A||05/10/2018||Mr. Kirubakaran PSB|
|3||HYBRID WING CONCEPT FOR INCREASED UAV PERFORMANCE||3255/CHE/2014||11/08/2014||Dr. Dalbir Singh|
|4||SELF STARTING SCRAMJET ENGINE||3248/CHE/2014||2/07/2014||Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar|
|6||INNOVATIVE HYBRID VEHICLE||3247/CHE/2014||2/07/2014||Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar|
|7||INBUILT STARTING SYSTEM FOR RAMJET ENGINE||910/CHE/2013||22/03/2013||Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar|
|8||DRAWN-OUT PROP ENGINE (TECHNOLOGY)||336/CHE/2012||11/06/2012||Mr.R.Rajesh|
|7||TURBO RAMJET||1620/CHE/2011||10/11/2011||Mr. Balaji. D|
|9||BYPASS AIR CONTROL MECHANISM FOR HYBRID ENGINE||884/CHE/2011||20/08/2011||Mr. Balaji. D|
|S.No||Project Title||Consultants||Funding Agency||Date of Sanction||Amount (Rs. In Lakhs)||Duration||Present Status|
|1||Evaluation of numerical bird model parameters through dynamic test of bird projectile||Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam
|GTRE, DRDO||08.09.2015||9.66||18 months||Completed|
|2||Estimation of shock levels and its impact on the underwater axisymmteric bodies due to water entry and pyro shock||Dr.K.Ramajeyathilagam
|NSTL, DRDO||>6.65||6 months||In progress|
|Sl. No.||Year||Description||Impact Factor (as per JCR)|
|1||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||1.730|
|2||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|
|3||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|
|4||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.||2.890|
|5||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|
|6||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|
|7||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|
|8||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|
|9||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|
|10||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|
|11||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|
|12||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|
|13||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.||4.870|
|14||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|
|15||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|
|16||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|
|17||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).||
|18||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|
|19||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|
|20||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|
|21||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|
|22||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|
|23||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|
|24||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|
|25||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|
National Conference Publications
International Conference Publications
Faculty Journal Publications
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.
JAIHIND 1S OFFICIALLY TITLED "LIGHTEST MICRO SATELLITE"
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 FLYING BIKE
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 by Asst. Prof. Dinesh Kumar.)