Aeronautical Engineering

About the Department

  • Established in the year 2009, conducts the programme on B.E. Aeronautical Engineering with a vision to attain excellence and global reputation in Aeronautical Engineering education and research.
  • Aeronautical Engineering is one of the most challenging fields of engineering with a wide scope for growth.
  • In this course deals with the development of new technology in the field of aviation, space exploration and defense systems.
  • Specialized in the designing, construction, development, testing, operation and maintenance of both commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft’s and their components as well as satellites and missiles.
  • The course curriculum of aeronautical engineering is made up of maintenance as well as design aspect of the present day aviation and aerospace engineering.
  •  Prepares graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, hands-on skills to enter career in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or maintenance of aeronautical/aerospace systems.
  • Publication in IEEE/ Scopus indexed Journals
  • Placement in core companies (Harita Techserv Ltd, Barola Technologies))

Programmes offered

  • B.E. - Aeronautical Engineering- 4 years

Vision & Mission

Vision

  • To attain excellence and global reputation in Aeronautical Engineering education and research.

Mission

  • The department is committed to provide quality education in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Students to build their career and do quality research and thus contribute to the development of the Engineering and Aviation sectors.
  • The department aims to prepare students for their higher studies and research to contribute to the advanced technological needs of Aeronautical engineering.

PSOs, PEOs & POs

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The students will demonstrate the abilities

  • To understand and apply the fundamental concepts of core Aeronautical Engineering subjects to meet the global industrial challenges.
  • To enhance the competence in using modern software tools for the design and analysis of complex mechanical systems in furtherance to employability and research activities.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The graduates of Aeronautical Engineering will be able to

    • PEO1: Expertise on advanced Aviation technologies to become competitive
    • PEO2: Develop attitude towards research and innovation to provide sustainable solutions for Interdisciplinary issues and societal problems
    • PEO3: Communicate and Manage resources effectively as Professional Team members and Entrepreneurs with ethical values

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

S.No Member Designation
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani Professor and Head
2 Dr.V.Shanmugam Dean, School of Mechanical Sciences
3 Dr.P.Saravanan Professor & Head, Department of MAE
4   Dr.P.Parthiban Assistant Professor, Department of Production Engineering, NIT-Trichy-620015
5 Dr.K.Suresh Deputy Manager(stress group), Aircraft Research and Design Center, HAL, Bangalore-560037
6 Mrs.T.Mythili Assistant Professor
7 Mr.K.Balakrishnan Assistant Professor
8 Mr.M.Rajadurai Assistant Professor
9 Mr.S.Vinodh Assistant Professor
10 Mr.P.Sivakumar Assistant Professor

Board of Studies

Members of the Board of Studies

S.No. Name of the Member Communication Address of the members BoS Designation
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani Professor & Head, Department of MAE, Mahendra Engineering College. Chairman
2 Dr.V.Arumugam Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, MIT Campus, AUC. Chennai-44 University Nominee
3 Dr.P.Parthiban Assistant Professor, Department of Production Engineering, NIT-Trichy-620015 Academic Expert
4 Dr.K.Suresh Deputy Manager(stress group), Aircraft Research and Design Center, HAL, Bangalore-560037 Industrial Expert
5 Dr.P.Saravanan Professor & Head, Department of MAE, Mahendra Engineering College. Academic Expert
6 Mrs.V.Kowsalya Final year Student, M.E. Aeronautical Engineering, Excel Engineering College  Alumni
7 Ms.M.Shanmugapriya Final year Student, Aeronautical Engineering, Mahendra Engineering College Member

Laboratory

Aerodynamics Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Wind tunnel
  • Various Airfoil
  • Water flow channel

Capabilities

  • Calculating various aerodynamic characteristics
  • Verifying the flow over an airfoils
  • Finding lift and drag force over an airfoils
  • Finding the pressure over an airfoils

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.P.Vinayagam
  • Mr.M.Rajadurai

Propulsion Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Piston engine
  • Jet engine
  • Propeller test rig
  • Free jet and Wall jet

Capabilities

    Knows about the working and parts of an engines
  • Finding the propeller performance
  • Free jet and wall jet performance

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.S.Vinodh
  • Mr.P.Sivakumar

Aircraft structures Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Open and closed sections beams
  • Wagner beam
  • Constant strength beam
  • Photo- elastic
  • Bend test set up

Capabilities

  • Finding the bending stress of various materials
  • Finding shear centre of open and closed section beams
  • Finding flexibility matrix for cantilever beam

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.P.Sivakumar
  • Mrs.T.Mythili

Aero engine Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Piston engine
  • Jet engine
  • NDT equipment
  • Various engine component

Capabilities

  • Knowing about the cleaning and visual inspection checks about engines
  • Identifying and troubleshooting techniques
  • NDT checks

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.K.Balakrishnan
  • Mr.P.Vinayagam

Airframe Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • TIG welding
  • MIG welding
  • Arc welding

Capabilities

  • Patch repair using TIG,MIG and arc welding
  • Riveting operation
  • Sheet metal forming
  • Patch working

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.P.Vinodh
  • Mrs.G.Mohanapriya

Aircraft System Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Aircraft
  • Jacking apparatus
  • Leveling apparatus

Capabilities

  • Knowing about aircraft ground run
  • Aircraft jacking procedures importance
  • Aircraft leveling procedures and importance

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.K.Balakrishnan
  • Mrs.T.Mythili

Faculty & Staff

Sl. No Name of the faculty Designation Qualification
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani Prof. / HOD Ph.D
2 Mrs.T.Mythili Asst. Prof. M.E
3 Mr.K.BalaKrishnan Asst. Prof. M.Tech
4 Mr.M.Rajadurai Asst. Prof. M.E
5 Mr.P.Vinayagam Asst. Prof. M.E
6 Mr.P.Sivakumar Asst. Prof. M.Tech
7 Mr.S.Vinodh Asst. Prof. M.E
8 Mrs.G.Mohanapriya Asst. Prof. M.E
9 Mr.T.Elangovan Asst. Prof. M.Tech
Sl. No Name of the faculty No. of Publication
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani 18
2 Mrs.T.Mythili 05
3 Mr.K.BalaKrishnan 05
4 Mr.M.Rajadurai 07
5 Mr.P.Vinayagam 04
6 Mr.P.Sivakumar 05
7 Mr.S.Vinodh 08
8 Mrs.G.Mohanapriya 07
9 Mr.T.Elangovan -
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Qualification
1 Mr.P.Michelraja BE

Credentials

Credentials of the Department

  • One faculty member have completed Ph.D degree and 5 more faculty are pursuing Ph.D
  • NPTEL Local Chapter is established for students and faculty members appearing for NPTEL courses online examinations 
  • Faculty members and students are got memberships in IE(I), ISTE and EWB. One faculty member won the best Teacher award from IE(I).
  • Two students won the best students award from ISTE and IE(I)
  •  All the students are undergoing skill development programmes like soft skills, communication skills, aptitude and logical reasoning , group discussions and technical interview skills

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

  • CENTER FOR NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES – HARITA TECH SERV PVT LTD, Chennai CATIA training and placement
  • BAROLA technologies – Chennai - Project research and product development focus

Short-Term Courses

Short-Term & Value-Added Courses organized in the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

S.No Name of the Short-Term Courses /Value-Added Courses Number of students benefited
1 Harita-TVS CATIA Training 210

Events

Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies

Events organized in last three academic years:
S.No. Type of Events Date Name of the Events Resource Person Name & Organization
1 Recent trends in Tribology and Materials Mr.Manoj,
Research Associate ,
Nanyang Technological University , Singapore
05.06.2018 Detailed lecture about Materials and Testing Techniques
2 Harita orientation programme Mr.Vijesh Kumar – Harita Techserv (P) Ltd 13.06.2018 How to prepare for a Harita Techserv Interview
3 Recent trends in Renewable energy sources Mr.K.V.Ramesh , Managing Director, Go Green Bio tech 03.07.2018 Lecture about Renewable energies and Green Environment
4 Scope in Non Destructive Testing Mr.S.Raju,
NDT Engineer ,
IXAR private Ltd, Mumbai
30.07.2018 Lecture about NDT Techniques
5 Process of Bio Fuel Extraction and Wind Turbine blade designing and  testing Dr.Arthur Davis, Professor ,
Ibri College of Technology,
Ibri, Oman ,
06.08.2018 Lecture about Bio Fuels and Wind turbine Desin
6 Astrionix-2018 Mr.S.Suresh Barola, Barola Technologies, Chennai 20.08.2018 A National Level Technical Symposium
7 Gesture Control UAV Mr.S.Karan Barola, Barola Technologies, Chennai 20.08.2018 Workshop on UAV Design and prepare the model.
8 Solar PV Designing and Testing 1.Arunprakash
2.Afridi
3.Arumugam
4.Sathis Kumar
5. Palinivel
6.Sabari
7.Vishnu
8.Subash
9.Gunasekaran
10.Aakash
Third Year Aeronautical Students.
26-27 September 2018 How to design a solar panel for Aeronautical  and Mechanical engineering Students
9 Engineers Day Celebration 15th September 2018 The best students are identified and appreciated.
10 Blood Donation camp Dr.S.Ashok.
Managing Director
Saravana Hospital
Salem
01.10.2018 104 students were donated Blood and 165 girls students were checked the HP count.
11 Project review and Faculty interaction for overview of research grants Dr.V.Ananthakrishan,
Associate professor, NIT-Trichy
13.10.2018 Students were motivated to do best project and it should be presented in conference and it should be converted into commercialize the product
12 Harita CATIA Tool advanced training Mr.Karthikeyan,
Trainer,
Harita Techserve Pvt Ltd
03.12.2018 to 08.12.2018 60 students from various department were trained  the advanced CATIA Tools
13 Harita CATIA Tool advanced training Mr.Mohanammed Fayas,
Trainer,
Harita Techserve Pvt Ltd
03.12.2018 to 08.12.2018 60 students from various department were trained  the advanced CATIA Tools
14 Aero Engine Design and Development-Concept on Qualification Shri V.Sundararajan,
DRDO-Scientist.
24.01.2019 Lecture on the design and development of Aero Engine
15 Learn the Learning Techniques Mr.Ramesh,
Managing Director,
Go Green Bio Tech,
Karur.
31.01.2019 Seminar on the Learning Techniques
16 BOS Meeting and Interaction with final Year students Dr.V.Arumugam,Asso-Professor,MIT-Chennai 01.03.2019 Students were motivated to do best project and explains the recent trends in aircraft industry
17 Project review and interaction with students Dr.V.Anadakrishnan,Asso-Professor,NIT-Trichy 18.03.2019 Students were motivated to do best project and it should be presented in conference and it should be converted into commercialize the product

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY WORK

Faculty members guiding Ph.D. research scholars

S.No Name Area of Specialization Number of Research scholars
Progress Awarded
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani Composites 4 -

List of Faculty Members Pursuing Ph.D

S. No. Name of the faculty Specialization University
1 Mrs.T.Mythili Composites Anna University
2 Mr.K.Balakrishnan Aircraft Investigation Anna University
3 Mr.M.Rajadurai Composites VIT
4 Mr.S.Vinodh Thermal Anna University
5 Mrs.G.MohanaPriya Composites Anna University

Faculty members to whom Ph.D.  Degree awarded during the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

  • Dr.C.Dhavamani – Academic year 2015-16

Sponsored Research in last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S.No. Project Title Funding Agency Amount in Rupees (INR)
1 Design and Fabrication of Automatic Poultry MSME 2,00,000
2 Production of Biogas from Agro Industrial Wastes IE(I) 15,000
3 carrying out project on “Transmission of Electrical power using Graphene cable to reduce transmission power loss” TNSCST 10,000
Total: 2,25,000

Product Developed during the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S. No. Project Title Status Number of faculty involved
2015-16
1 Production of Biogas from Agro Industrial Wastes Completed 2
2 carrying out project on “Transmission of Electrical power using Graphene cable to reduce transmission power loss” Completed 2

Mous

Memorandum of Understanding signed during last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S.No. Name of organization Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1 Harita Tech Serv Ltd Design and Analysis Placement Bridge the GAP
BETWEEN INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS TAUGHT IN ACADEMIC COURSE.
Groom Engineers who are highly conversant with Design processes involving need-finding, ethnographic field work, rapid prototyping and testing. So far more than 40 students were placed in reputed companies like VOLVO, Atlas Copco, SCL, Honey well, TVS motors, General Motors, Nissan, Benz based on this Tie-up .
2 BAROLA-technologies RC  In plant training Opportunities are provided to the students to learn and experts in RC model  

Contact

Department of Aeronautical Engineering

Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous),

Salem- Thiruchengode Highway, Mahendhirapuri,

Mallasamudram,

Namakkal-637503,

E-Mail id: hodaero@mahendra.info

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