The Department has a specific aim to promote innovation among its students and researchers as:
- Create a world class Ecosystem in India
- Promote Knowledge creation and Enovation
- Provide economically viable and sustainable solution
In the above line, the Department is engaged to promote skills and competitiveness among students by providing opportunity to participate in various competitions conducted in different parts of the country and at international levels. As a consequence, students received several awards in various competitions by using their innovative aptitude. The Institute provides sufficient support in all innovative activities for the students and faculty members.
As we look into the 21st century, it is clear that India has the talent, technology and entrepreneurial resources to play a pivotal role in the evolution of Aerospace Industry. Students in the Aeronautical Engineering department are assigned projects that are impactful and that cut across technologies. The Aeronautical department serves as a catalyst for collaboration among industry, academia, R&D organizations and the Government with an aim to provide economically viable and sustainable solutions to the Indian aerospace manufacturers by promoting innovation, knowledge creation, entrepreneurship and dissemination of know-how. Here are some Examples:
- 1. The Machining Research is pursuing state-of-art research in machining processes for the aerospace applications. The focus is on optimization of machining processes for advanced metallic materials such as Titanium, Inconel and Heat Resistant Super Alloys so that the overall cycle times can be reduced while ensuring that the required quality is attained.
- 2. The Advanced Composites Group (ACG) at NCAIR, comprising of two sub-groups experimental and computational modeling, studies the behavior of aerospace grade fibre composites to analyze the materials and technology used in the composite manufacturing.
- 3. Fatigue Modelling focuses on research in Fatigue and damage tolerance of the advanced structural systems and the development of necessary computational methods and tools to meet the structural integrity compliance of the aircraft components.
- 4. Functionality of UAV is also taken as a challenge and catered in different areas of activities to meet the social requirements.
- 5. Also, students are trying to improve their pedagogy on satellite and space technology in the form of ANTARIKHYA club and FALCON club.