A Subsonic Wind Tunnel with a test section size of 300mmX300mm for the study of pressure and velocity distribution and force measurements on various models along with six component (three forces and three moments) measuring device has been established. For flow visualization studies Heleshaw Apparatus and Water Flow Channel have been installed in this laboratory.
2.AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES LABORATORY
The objective of conducting the aircraft structures laboratory is to make the students understand and appreciate various principles and theorems involved in the theory of aircraft structures, vibrations and experimental analysis., by doing simple and advanced experiments and analyzing the results. This will immensely help the students to enrich their knowledge in the design of various aircraft structural components, namely, wing fuselage, landing gear, control surfaces etc. Special equipments like two-dimensional photo-elastic set-up, fatigue-testing machine, electronic stroboscopes, viscous damping set-up, forced vibration set-up are also to be installed in the nearest future. It is also proposed to set-up facilities for fabricating fiber composite laminates, since they find many applications in nearly all structural parts. It is one of the visions of the department to make this laboratory, a very special one of its kind of aircraft structures in this part of the country.
This laboratory is equipped with aircraft jet engines and piston engines, nozzle performance studies, free and forced convective heat transfer measurements, study of free jet, wall jet, bomb calorimeter for determination of heat of combustion of fuels, propeller performance test rig etc.
4.AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES REPAIR LABORATORY
This laboratory is fully equipped with TIG welding (for both steel and aluminum), MIG welding and Arc welding equipments for training students in the area of welding of different materials used in aircraft industry. Pipe bending and riveting experiments were also incorporated.
5.AERO-ENGINE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE PRACTICES LABORATORY
An engine is the heart of any aircraft. Knowing its various components, their working principles, repair and maintenance practices is of utmost importance to an aeronautical engineer. Throwing light into this fact, the aeronautical engineering department is equipped with an Aero-Engine Repair And Maintenance Practices Laboratory. This Engine Model C90 (Piston Engine). Practical knowledge of aero-engine repair and maintenance practices is gained by physically dismantling, inspecting and assembling of various components/units such as aero-engine piston, cylinder, carburetor, oil filter, exhaust unit and intake guide vanes.