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Course Name Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
Course Code 19AEE101
Program B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in Civil Engineering, B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester One
Year Taught 2019

Pre-Requisites & Course Outcomes


Wind Tunnel

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.

Flight Simulator

Course Outcomes

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)

PO/P SO     PO1     PO2     PO3     PO4     PO5     PO6     PO7     PO8     PO9     PO10     PO11     PO12     PSO1     PSO2     PSO3
  CO1   3   2   2   1 2 3   3      1
  CO2   3   2   2   1 2 3   3      1
  CO3   3   2   1 2 3   3      1
  CO4   3   1   2   2   1 2 3   3   1   1

Text Book / References

Text Book:

  • Anderson.D, “Introduction to Flight,” 7th edition, Mc Graw Hill, 2011.


  • Anderson, D.F and Eberhatdt. S, “Understanding Flight,” 2nd edition, Mc Graw, 2009.

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