Dr. S Ventakeswaran
Professor and HOD,
Department of Aeronautical Engineering,
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 6429, Govindapura, Golahalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore 560064.
Ph: 080-22167803, (Ext 981)
A state of the art Structures Laboratory includes test rigs that students use to study the structural analysis and design of an aircraft. NMIT is unique in that it provides these facilities for learning.
Students and researchers use the propulsion laboratory to conduct experiments related to aircraft engines, force measurements through wall jets and measurement of speed of flame propagation.
The Modeling and Simulation laboratory is equipped with software packages such as ANSYS Workbench, CFD Tools MATLAB and SIMULINK that are to students. Typical ANSYS/CFD analysis results for an airfoil are shown below:
|Analysis using ANSYS Workbench|
|Zoomed view of the flow domain|
The Aerodynamics laboratory is well equipped with a computerized Low Speed Wind Tunnel that is used to demonstrate the nature of flow using flow visualization techniques. The nature of pressure distribution over various body shapes such as symmetrical airfoils, asymmetrical airfoils, and cylinders can be studied. The Wind Tunnel is also fitted with a 3-Component Force Balance that can be used to study the lift, drag and pitching moments on airfoils at different angles of attack and flow velocities.
|Low Speed Wind Tunnel|
|Test Section and Instruments of Low Speed Wind Tunnel|