Aerospace Engineering Case Study

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Gliding through the atmosphere and flying into space have always been man’s most cherished dream since the last five decades. But building sophisticated flying machines and hypersonic spacecrafts is one of the most complex technological challenges for the scientists. The challenge lies in building robust and durable aircrafts and spacecrafts which can withstand the hostile environment in the upper echelons of the atmosphere. Aerospace engineering is a branch of engineering studies which deals with the designing, development, fabrication, assembly and manufacturing of aircrafts and spacecrafts. The domain of aerospace engineering is one of the most under-exploited fields of engineering studies in India. At a time when the country is aspiring…show more content…
My long term vision about the Aerospace Engineering is that India will start designing and manufacturing all types of Aircraft, UAV and Avionics System, engines under the banner of ‘Make in India’ in the next decade”, says Dr. Sanjay Singh, Director, Amity Institute of Aerospace Engineering. What to study Many engineering colleges across the country offer specialised B.Tech and M.Tech courses in aeronautical engineering. The B.Tech programs last for 4 years whereas the programs are of 2 year duration. One has also the option of going for a PhD for highly specialised research in various aspects of aeronautics after completion of the M.Tech in aerospace engineering. Course options For admission to the B.Tech programs, students with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at the 10+2 level with at-least 60% marks can apply. B.Tech degree holders in various fields of engineering can apply for the M.Tech in aerospace engineering course. Students from mechanical, electrical and civil engineering background can also apply for an M.Tech in aerospace engineering. Course curriculum- The B.Tech program comprehensively covers all aspects of aeronautical modelling and flight dynamics which include elasticity and magnetism, boundary layer theory, advanced solid mechanics, structural dynamics, thermodynamics, spaceflight mechanics,…show more content…
Recently many students from IITs and IISc-Bangalore have joined hands to set up Space Development Nexus (SDNx), India’s first private funded space entrepreneurship which aims to send small ‘cubesats’ into orbit by using low-cost launch vehicles. “I started working on many ambitious projects in the domain of aerospace engineering which included flying cars and 2 stage rockets. I have joined SDNx’s efforts in developing low cost 2-stage launch vehicles. What started as a students’ experiment is on the verge of becoming reality now. Initially we expect to execute our projects through corporate sponsorships and crowd-funding”, says Wahab Sheikh, Former Researcher, DRDO. “In recent years many of the aerospace engineering graduates have joined think-tanks like Observer Research Foundation, TEDx and Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation. This has proved to be an alternative career option after pursuing an aeronautical engineering course. These researchers play a very important role in publishing research journals and in shaping the government’s aerospace and defence policy”, states Sourabh Kaushal, TEDx Speaker and INK

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