Development of Lighter than the Air System
PI: T. V. K. Sushilkumar
Duration of the Project: 2 years

Development of Quadrotor
PI: Dr. J. Chandrasekhar and T. V. K. Sushilkumar
Duration of the Project: 3 years

Open Lab
PI: T. V. K. Sushilkumar
Duration of the Project: 1 year

Development of Supersonic Nozzle
PI: Dr. K. Satheesh
Duration of the Project: 3 years

Recent Research and Development Activities

Broad areas of on-going research are:

  • Development of Composite Materials and Mechanics
  • Spray injection and dynamics
  • Morphing wings
  • Heat transfer in buildings
  • Rotor dynamics
  • Supersonic and hypersonic flows


  • Control Systems, Avionics, Flight control, UAV
  • Composite Systems
  • Adhesion and Adhesives
  • Plasma Processing of Materials
  • Different Surface Modification Methods of Materials
  • Modification of Composites under High Energy Radiation
  • Durability of Adhesive Bonding under Aviation and Space Environments
  • Materials for Space Radiation Shielding (long term mission at LEO and GEO)
  • Durability of Polymeric Nano Composites under Aviation and Space Environments
  • Spray injections and Aerodynamics
  • Stress Analysis and Composite Mechanics
  • High Speed Flows, Combustion, Flow Structure
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, Wind turbines, Bird Flight, High Performance Computing
  • Helicopter Rotor Dynamics, RUAV Dynamics, Wind Turbine Blade Dynamics, Aeroelasticity, Structural Dynamics
  • Aircraft Design


  • Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada (National Defence of Canada).
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea.
  • Fraunhofer Institute of Technology, Bremen, Germany
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
  • Department of Polymer Engineering, Calcutta University, India


  • “Investigation on carbon nano fiber reinforced polyether ether ketone/polyether imides as polymer composite container for long time nuclear waste disposal”,
  • “Investigation on effect of space radiations on space durable polymeric nano composite for future generation space missions”
  • “Analysis and Evaluation of Multilayer Shear Damped Visco-Elastic Treatments for Launch Vehicle Application”
  • “Biodegradable Scaffold for Dermal Substitute”
  • “High Performance Polymeric Nano Composite for Bio Medical applications”



Aerospace department has 93 international journals in last 5 years published in various peer-reviewed, Scopus-indexed and well reputed journals in their respective fields. The faculty and students have attended/published their works in 53 international conferences and 10 national conferences in the last 5 years.

  • Journal Papers
  • Conference Papers
  1. V. Sivadas, K. Balaji, I. Krishnaraj, E. Vignesh, R. Aravind, Area Void Fraction Associated with Twin-fluid Atomizer, International Journal of Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 23 (8), Pp. 663-676, October 2013.
  2. Sivakumar V., Asish Ramesh U. N., Non-linear 3D Finite Element Analysis of the Femur Bone, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology (IJRET), Vol. 2 (3), Pp. 266-275, March 2013.
  3. Sivakumar, V., Palaninathan, R., FE Analysis of Contact Pressure Prediction on ORings Used in Solid Rocket Booster Segment Joints, International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications (IJSEA), Vol. 1 (1), Pp. 8-16. November 2012.