- To provide competitive and academic programs to produce technologists and professionals for national and global needs.
- To be a centre for reference, research and consultation through smart partnership with industries and stake holders.
- Educate tomorrow’s leaders through innovative educational programs & pedagogies that have as their context the conception, design, implementation and operation of systems; and processes; create research opportunities that generate inventions, technologies and solutions to Aerospace problems
The Aerospace Department seeks to nurture creativity among the students for shaping the next generation of aerospace systems.
- To provide capable, motivated, and high quality aerospace engineering students, that will enable them to reach their maximum potential in the technological world.
- To significantly advance the knowledge of the students and integrate them in aerospace related disciplines.
- To perform research that is timely and of importance to society, which coincide with relevant interests in the engineering community and the community at large.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO’S)
PEO-1 PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGEAerospace Graduates will have the ability to apply knowledge across the disciplines and in emerging areas of Aerospace Engineering for higher studies, research, employability and product development.
PEO-2 LEADERSHIP SKILLS Graduates possess academic excellence, managerial skills, leadership qualities and understand the need for lifelong learning for a successful professional career.
PEO-3 ATTITUDE DEVELOPMENTGraduates will have the communication skills, sense of responsibility to protect the environment and ethical conduct towards their profession and commitment to serve the society.
PROGRAM OUTCOME (POs)
PO1 – Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics and science, with fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering to be able to solve complex engineering problems related to Aeronautical Engineering
PO2 – Problem Analysis: Identify, Formulate, review research literature and analyse complex engineering problems related to Aeronautical Engineering and reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
PO3 – Design/Development of solutions: Design solutions for complex aircraft problems related to Aeronautical Engineering 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
PO4 – Conduct Investigations of Complex problems: Use research–based knowledge and research methods including design of aircraft structure experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5 – Modern Tool Usage: Create, Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to Aeronautical Engineering related complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO6 – 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 Aeronautical professional engineering practice.
PO7 – Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the Aeronautical professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development
PO8 – Ethics: Apply Ethical Principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO9 – Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary Settings.
PO10 – Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with High society and with write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.
PO11 – Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multi-disciplinary environments.
PO12 – Life-Long Learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning the broadest content of technological change.
Karnataka State is the hub of various Aerospace industries. With the intensions to fulfil the increasing demands of skilled manpower in these industries and hence to serve the society, the Department of Aerospace Engineering was established in year 2017 with under Graduate Course in Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering under VTU, Belgaum. The course is approved by AICTE, New Delhi.
Aerospace Engineering curriculum consist of fundamental subjects like aerodynamics, structures and propulsion in lower semesters and in higher semesters specialized topics like Launch Vehicles design and analysis, Missile Design, Spacecraft design and analysis, Space dynamics, Intra planetary travels and Space environment. On successful completion of the course the student may get opportunities to join various Aerospace industries like ISRO, DRDO, GTRE, HAL, NAL, Boeing, Airbus, Honeywell, TCS, Goodrich, Mahindra Aerospace, Accord Systems, Data Patterns, Servo controls, Dassault – Reliance Aerospace, Safran Engineering Services, Aequs etc.
Aerospace – MOUUnique Lab Equipments Barathi Enterprises EdgeOpt Aerolance Shanlax Journals Bnow Academy Foundation SS Technologies RAY DYNAMICS Sandi Accord
Faculty AchievementList of Publications List of Funded Projects and Patents
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- • Accord Software and Systems, Bangalore.
- • SS Technologies, Bangalore.
- • Simulation and Innovation (SANDI) Engineering Solution, Bangalore.
- • Ray Dynamics, Coimbatore.
- • BridgeNow Academy, Bangalore.
FACILITIES:SMARTFLY-ADVENT FLIGHT SIMULATOR
The SmartFly Advent Flight Simulatoris an Open frame fixed base Aviation Ground flying trainer simulator run by custom build PCs (server client model) with 3-channel visual LCD/LED monitor for displaying visual environment with exclusive instrument gauges display. Single control yoke having continuously adjustable pitch/roll control and single rudder pedal for yaw control with differential brakes. The operational physical controls such as, switch pack, Throttle, Propeller and Mixture unit, Flaps with LED flap position indicator, landing Gear with position indicators, Trim wheel, Gauge control, digital radio avionics stack, GP500 GPS module and external Instructor operating station are available. The digital avionics radio stack gives the best training environment to practice radio and flight navigation procedures. Multiple instruments like ASI, VSI, AM, MM, AI, GH, etc are available. Moving map with flight review, vertical and horizontal flight path with ILS/VOR is available in the simulator. Flight planning and multi aircraft configuration can also be done with this simulator.Highlights of the Simulator:
- • Learn & practice the concept of maneuvering, Navigation under visual or instrument flight conditions.
- • Innovative instructor station puts student /trainee into various situations including weather, system and instrument failures etc. to master the procedures.
- • Digital Avionics Radio stack gives the best training environment to practice radio and Flight navigation procedures.
- • Become proficient and master flying Visual Flight Rules /Instrument Flight Rules under Instrument meteorological conditions day or night to almost any airport in the world.
Space Application Centre (SAC), ISRO, Ahmedabad has tied up with ACS College of Engineering to test its new navigation system, IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System). The two receivers installed in the institute provides time and position related data in real time. The initiative is aimed at capacity building and thereby facilitating research studies among students.The Receiver is for experimentation, field trials and collection of data from the IRNSS or NavIC constellation and also a Multi View GNSS receiver is sponsored by the management for different satellite constellation analysis.Propulsion Lab
Universal Testing Machine – Specially designed for Rocket Propellant Testing. The UTM Provides a relatively inexpensive way for determining the Tensile, Compression, Shear Strength and elongation of variety of raw materials.Tumansky R – 25 – 300 Series Supersonic Jet Engine
The Russian Tumansky R – 25 – 300 Series Engine was built under license by HAL in India for MIG 21 BIS fleet aircraft. It is a supersonic jet engine with straight flow. The engine is having a feature of axial flow turbo jet engine with increased overall pressure ratio and airflow. It has a twin spool axial flow 8 stage compressor which comprises of 3 stage low pressure compressor and 5 stage high pressure compressor. The engine is having 10 can annular type combustion chambers. The fuel and air mixture inside the combustion chamber is ignited by torch ignitors. The reaction type turbine contains 2 stages, among that one is high pressure stage and another one is low pressure stage. The turbine inlet temperature is 1040 deg Celsius. It has a second fuel pump in the after-burner stage. The engine is having variable jet nozzle. The length of the engine is 4615 mm which can produce a maximum thrust of 40. 3 kN without afterburner and also it can produce a thrust of 69.6 kN with after burner switched on condition. The fuel used in this engine is Kerosene ATF, T1, TC1 and T2.
The Tumansky R – 25 – 300 engine available in ACSCE was partially cutdown and projected in transparent mode for visualizing the inner parts of the engine. The engine compressor is attached with a variable RPM motor for demonstration purposes. It will be helpful for the students to get deep knowledge about the various components and working principle of the Jet engine in detail.
Avionics and Instrumentation Lab
Avionics is a combination of Aviation and Electronics. Avionics laboratory provides opportunities to Aerospace students to have better understanding of electronic components used in various Aircrafts, rockets, missiles and spacecrafts. This lab comprises of experiments which deals with digital electronics, microprocessors,aircraft instruments and MIL-1553B data bus. The experiment related to the Digital Electronics helps the students to understand in detail a complex problem statement into simple logical expressions that could be addressed with minimum number of gates. These experiments provide an ideology of miniaturization of electronic circuits that were used in Aerospace field. The programming of microprocessor would aid the students to have an idea on Auto Pilot system where an Auto pilot system designer must have the capability to work with sensors & interpret the data from real time environment with that of it. The experiment related to Avionics data bus aids the student to have an understanding of how a data bus carries data to different subunits.
GSLV MK III and Akash Missile
The Department is having GSLV MK III and Akash Missile prototype models for study purposes.