Research Facilities

Wind Tunnel

Equipment Capabilities

1. Lift and drag estimation of various aerodynamic models by three component external balance
2. Determination of aerodynamic flow characteristics of various models using pressure scanner.
3. Flow visualization studies on low speed flow over various models using smoke, tuft and chemical coating method.

Specifications

Type of tunnel : low speed, open circuit, suction type . Test Section : 600mm X 600mm X 1000mm long . Test velocity range : 4 to 30m/s Contraction ratio : 9 Drive : Axial flow fan driven by AC motor with VFD controller, digital speed indicator and control unit, 10HP, 1440RPM. Overall size : Length : 10m, Width : 1.5m, Height : 2m(approx) Material of construction : Teak Wood Power requirement : 415V, 3ph, 50Hz.

Laboratory

Aerodynamic laboratory

TIG Welding Machine

Equipment Capabilities

1. Developing weld joint using TIG Welding
2. In-house fabrication (Models & Setup)

Specifications

WIM Welding Machine HF Pulse TIG with 500P

Laboratory

Aircraft Structure and Repair Laboratory

Identation creep testing machine

Equipment Capabilities

The creep characterization of aerospace materials for a sample of dimension 2cm^3 can be performed for different loading conditions.

Specifications

Capacity: 100kgs Temperature: Ambient to 500 Deg C Identerdia: 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 mm Identer material: Tungsten carbide Specimen dimension: 20 to 25 mm square 4,5,6 & 10 mm thickness Cylindrical specimen: 10 to 20 mm dia 4,5,6&10 mm thickness

Laboratory

Research and development lab

Pin on disc friction and wear test rig

Equipment Capabilities

The wear characterization of aerospace material can be calculated for diffrent loading condition and for different environment (WET &DRY).

Specifications

Normal load range: up to 200N Frictional force range: Up to 200N with a resolution of 1N with tare facility. Wear measurement range:2mm with tare facility Sliding speed: 0.26 to 12m/s Disc speed: 100 to 2000 rpm Preset timer range: upto 99hrs:59min:59 sec Wear disc diameter: 165mm, 8mm thickness (EN 24 disc 58 to 69 hrc) Wear disc track diameter: 10 to 140mm Specimen pin diameter/diagonal = dia.3mm to 12mm Pin length: 25 to 30mm Data acquisition system: Upto 8 channels with national instruments USB DAQ card Lubricating re-circulating system: Tank capacity = 3 litres, flow rates = 0-1 liter/min, viscosity range = 90SAE Max., Temp: Ambient to 60 deg C max. Specimen holders: Ball, square, rectangular = each 01 no. Wear disc: 165mm, 8 mm thickness (EN24 Disc 58-60 HRC).

Laboratory

Research and development lab

Low speed diamond wheel saw

Equipment Capabilities

The Diamond wheel saw is used to prepare sample for wear and creep test and for preparing composite laminates

Specifications

Drive: high torque geared motor Speed:0 to 300rpm continuously variable with digital indication Wheel shaft dia: 12.7mm Diamond wheel size: 100 mm & 125 mm Weights for loading: 300 gms (in steps of 50gms) Diamond coated wafering blades: Dia 100mm, 0.3 mm thickness Dia 125 mm, 0.3mm thickness Holder for irregular sample shapes and longitudinal. Diamond impregnated wafering blade Q1 = 3x0.06x.5(inches) Q2. 5X0.15X0.5(inches)

Laboratory

Research and development lab

Electrochemical workstation

Equipment Capabilities

1.Conduct corrision studies on both ferrous and non ferrous materials samples.

Specifications

Linear Sweep Voltammetry Cyclic Voltammetry Chronoamperometry Pulsed Voltammetry Methods OCP Measurement Linear Polarization -5 V to +5 V voltage range Voltage Resolution upto 150 µV Compliance Voltage upto +-12V Variable current range selection upto 100 mA Variable scan rate selection from 1 mV/s to 1000 mV/s Current resolution upto 1 nA USB interface communication

Laboratory

Research and development lab

Motion Xtra N3 colour high speed camera

Equipment Capabilities

The high speed camera is used to study wetting, capture particle trajectory and to perform combustion flame study.

Specifications

1280x1024@1000fps . (2000fps in plus Mode). 1280x1024 @ 1000fps 2 GB standard memory Global electronic shutter variable upto 1 us 1000 Base T ethernet communication  100G shock resistance in all axes.C-Mount & Variable shutter speed sensitvity 1000 ASA color File formats - AVI,TIFF,BMP,MRF,MCF,etc Image processing software capable of smooth , sharpen , brightness ,contrast , Gamma adjustsetc Light weight- 480 grams.

Laboratory

Research and development lab

Flight Simulator

Equipment Capabilities

1. Demonstrate the Complete Flight Profile with Auto-Pilot Module.                                                             
2. Analyse the flight paramerts in all Manuevering conditions.

Specifications

Make : Ray Dynamics Model : CESSNA 172 Trainer
Flight Instructor Station with Avionics Panel.                                                                
GPS and Auto-pilot Module installed.
Data Acquisition System with Real Time Instruments

Laboratory

Flight Simulation Laboratory

Vibration of beam setup

Equipment Capabilities

Basic stuides to determine natural frequencies of a beam

Specifications

Make : D S Engineering Works Model :Vibration exciter Range:0-30Mhz Mesurement:Displacement, velocity and acceleration Display : Oscilloscope

Laboratory

Aircraft structures Laboratory

Wagner beam setup

Equipment Capabilities

Diagonal tension, rib strain measurement.

Specifications

Make : D S Engineering    strian measurement: Strain Gauge  Loading: Screwjack 

Laboratory

Aircraft structures Laboratory

Polariscope

Equipment Capabilities

Isoclinic and isochromatic fringe pattern for circular and beam specimens 

Specifications

Make : Technolab Associates Model :12 Inch Diffused light
Light source: White light and monochromatic light     Loading:Loanding frame with digital indicator Compensation Technique: Obique incedence attachment(Taddys Method) Field application: Reflection polariscope 

Laboratory

Aircraft structures Laboratory

Turbojet Engine

Equipment Capabilities

1. Demonstrate the components of Turbojet engine                                                                                               
2. dimensional checkups of jet engine components

Specifications

Twin Spool, Axial Flow Compressor, Can Annular Combustion, Exhaust with Afterburner.

Laboratory

Aircraft System Lab

Piston Engine

Equipment Capabilities

1. Demonstrate the components of Pistonengine
2. Dimensional checkups of Piston engine
3. Working principle of piston engine

Specifications

1. 6 cylinders- Horizontally Opposed type                       
2. Horizontally Opposed type cylinder arrangement                      
3. without Cut Section

Laboratory

Aircraft System Lab

Landing Gear Actuation System & Fuel Clogging System

Equipment Capabilities

1.Pressure test to assess hydraulic external/internal leakage                                                                      
2. Pressure test procedure on fuel systemcomponents                                                    
3.Demonstraion of Hydraulic filter system

Specifications

1. Hydraulic System: (Landing Gear Actuation System)
Includes: Hydraulic Reservoir (tank), Hydraulic
Fluid 30liters, Strainer, 1 hp Motor, Gear Pump,
Selector valve with Pressure controller, double
acting Actuation Cylinder, Return Filter, End
effectors (landing gear Actuation System). Electrical
Panel Board.
2. Filter clogging: High wing tanks, gravity feed system cum
 pressure feed pumps for each tank, carbon filters, RO hoses with
T & L unions, pressure adjuster, Atomizer with 0.5mm hole

Laboratory

Aircraft System Lab

Cessna Aircraft

Equipment Capabilities

1. Demonstration of aircraft components                 
2. Working priniciple of Primary and secondry control surfaces                                                                   
3. Demonstrate the starting procedure of  engine

Specifications

       Model 150M
       Lycoming -0235-l2c
       4 cylinders – 110 hp
       2 fixed pitch propeller
       38 gallon fuel tank

Laboratory

Aircraft System Lab

Free wall jet setup

Equipment Capabilities

The characteristics of exhaust from the nozzle flow can be studied 

Specifications

BLOWER TYPE : a) Centrifugal with circular duct for (Delivery & Suction) MOTOR  :  AC Motor with thyrister speed controller (AC Drive)                          
DRIVE  :  A.C type
ELECTRICAL : Single ph, 220 V, AC supply with Neutral and input to and Earth the console.

Laboratory

Propulsion laboratory

Nozzle pressure test rig

Equipment Capabilities

The  pressure values in the convergent nozzle for various flow condition can be studied

Specifications

Convergent nozzle with dia – 2 cm
Divergent side – 16mm
Convergent side – 1.5mm
Length – 26.8 mm
 

Laboratory

Propulsion laboratory