Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur


About us

Established in 1964, Aerospace Engineering department is a Premier teaching and research centre today. The department is engaged in engineering science instruction, in-flight  laboratory  work,  aerodynamic  testing,  and  indigenous design  and fabrication of advanced facilities and instruments. The department specializes in aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion, and aerospace structures. It has a unique flight laboratory with four powered aircrafts, four gliders and a 1000 m runway. All other academic institutions in the country make use of this facility.  The  Gliding and Soaring centre attached to the department has significantly contributed to the aviation awareness amongst the young through its glider pilot training program.

The department has completed and currently involved in a large number of sponsored and consultancy projects for the agencies like AR&DB, ARMREB, ADA, ADE, ADRDE, ASTE, AICTE, DST, DRDL, GTRE, VSSC, ISRO, CSIR, HAL, MHRD, ARDE, HEMRL, CEMILAC, Indian Railways. The expert faculty has designed and developed high-speed and low-speed wind tunnels,  measurement  methods using  hot wire  and  laser Doppler anemometry,  industrial and  wind  energy  aerodynamics,  subsonic  and  transonic  flow computations,  hypersonic  flow  computations  for  re-entry  vehicles,  and  the design and optimization of the fiber-reinforced composite structures for static, dynamic and random loadings.

Over the years the department has also developed excellent collaborative relationship leading to work on several advanced projects of national importance with a large number of aeronautical establishments  including NAL, ASTE, GTRE, HAL, DRDL, ADE, ARDE, ADA and ISRO.