Essential parts of the wind tunnel: honey-comb; turbulence damping screens; the converging section; test-section; mounting and traversing mechanism; suction duct and fan.
Flow visualization around bodies: Smoke as the tracer; flow features for blunt and streamlined configurations.
Image processing: Image enhancement utilizing commercial software; Extraction of flow features from the recorded images.
Different types of aircraftengines;Identificationof engines and their parts. Thrust Generation principle.
Propeller models; Identification on the propeller test bench.
Measurement of deflections: use of dial gauges and strain gauges on beams and plates. Effect of bonding strength in layered sheets.
Demonstration of failure mechanisms of different materials.
Ka-25 helicopter : Role of helicopters in defence and civilian operations; Anti-submarine capability; Helicopter parts: rotors, engine, controls and cockpit instruments.
Mig -23 : Role of Mig-23 in ground attack; Control surfaces; swept wing and saw tooth leading edge; Components: spars, ribs etc.; Undercarriage system.
UAV models and their functioning
Remote control aircraft:Servos, BLDC motor, ESC and battery; Sensors: Gyros and accelerometers; Design, fabrication and flying of a glider.
CO1: Understand basics of Wind Tunnel, Visualize flow patterns around bluff bodies
CO2:Identify major components of aircraft propulsion systems.
CO3:Use strain gauges etc. on beams and plates. Understand layered sheets and failures.
CO4:Identify major components of Helicopter, Aircraft, UAV etc. Simulate flying maneuvers.
Course Articulation Matrix: Correlation level [ 1: low, 2: medium, 3:High)