B. Tech – Aerospace Engineering

Apart from R25 Engine, students are also given training in GNA’s own Aviation wing. In Aviation wing, there is India’s first Maule M-7 aircraft also known as “super – rocket”.

Detailed knowledge of material, parts and use of hand tools, simple machine tools and precision measuring instruments, aircraft systems, aircraft instruments and equipment, maintenance schedules is imparted to students which enhances further skills of Aeronautical students.

Aerodynamics Lab

Aerodynamics is the epicenter of Aerospace Engineering. Though the wave of Computational tools is still on a climb, Experiments are an irreplaceable tool to understand real world Aerodynamics. Experiment facilitate is required understand the real Physics by conducting tests on geometrically scaled models using the concept of dynamic similarity. Various techniques used in Experimental Aerodynamics include free flight tests, rocket sledge, Para-dropping, scaled model flying, wind tunnel testing. Wind tunnel testing is the most viable and versatile tool to conduct the aerodynamic experiments. Aerodynamics also includes internal aerodynamics such as flow studies over compressors, fans, blowers etc.

Aerospace Propulsion Lab

The propulsion laboratory concentrates on the elements of propulsion and basic analysis of all types of engines used for propulsion in aircrafts. Different engine setups are available for a detailed study of propulsion systems and power match studies with particular aircraft types. Background study can also be performed where the basis of design for all engines can be worked out involving thermo mechanical study of the parts and fuels used in the engines.

GNA University is privileged to have one of Tumansky Engines R-25 in Aerospace Lab. The Tumansky R-25 was designed as a replacement for Tumansky R-13 in MiG-21 fighters. R-25 is a two-spool axial-flow turbojet featuring a new compressor with increased overall pressure ratio and airflow, variable two-stage afterburner, and greater use of titanium.

Systems and Instrumentation Lab

The aircraft system lab is setup for the better understanding of the different types of the aircraft systems for the purpose of passenger safety and comfort, fuel consumption, sage flying and landing. An aerospace engineer must have a strong foundation in the basics of the aircraft system, principle of environmental and sound knowledge of the way the principle is applied to the various systems used in an aircraft. In the aircrafts different variants are categorized as civil, defence, transportation. Among all fighter aircrafts are considered -as sophisticated and integrated system, similarly civil aircrafts are considered for the safety.

Aerospace Structures Lab

A good structure is fundamental to the success of a new aircraft or space craft design Structural mechanics is the study of the mechanical behaviour of solids and structures. Aerospace structures differ from other structures due to their high demands for performance and lightweight. The Structures Laboratory is set up for testing of structures and materials. Digital data acquisition systems allow high speed data collection from multiple channels.

Job Prospects

Aerospace Engineering is a wide area and we should not think that being an Aerospace Engineer means working in field of aerodynamics or flight dynamics or working in airports. There are lot of vocations like Airport Management, Aircraft Manufacturing and Management, companies dealing with Aircraft Systems, quality management @component manufacture (viz AS 9001), and plethora of government players are ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited), NAL (National Aerospace Laboratories), a few DRDO labs like GTRE, ADA, and DRDL to name a few. A few private sector companies like Tata Aerospace, Larsen and Tourbo, Mahindra, Taneja Aerospace too have aerospace divisions, which basically cater to the Indian Government companies. Top private MNCs across India which have aerospace division are Cyient Limited, Safron Aerospace, Phoenix Engineering Technologies, Honeywell basically support their aerospace clients like Pratt & Whitney, Zodiac Aerospace etc.