Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

 

High Speed Aerodynamics Lab

The High Speed Laboratory of the Aerospace Engineering Dept. of IIT Kanpur is well known for Research in the area of GAS DYNAMICS. It has gained National and International recognition through its considerable contribution to literature and projects of national importance.

The lab provides facilities in the areas of High Speed Jet Mixing and Acoustics, Supersonic Combustion and so on. In addition to catering to the needs of undergraduate and post-graduate laboratory course needs, it caters to the research requirements of a large number of Doctoral (PhD) and Master (MTech) students. Currently 7 doctoral students are doing their research in the lab. The lab is equipped with an indigenously built Jet Acoustic Chamber, which is unique in India.

The lab also houses an intermittent, blowdown type supersonic wind tunnel. The tunnel is equipped with a dedicated computer system for tunnel control and data acquisition. This facility has already made substantial contribution in establishing new testing techniques and basic research in the area of transonic/supersonic flows.

Research Activities

Gas Dynamics - experimental and theoretical investigation

Rarefied flows

Applied Gas Dynamics and High speed jets

Sudden expansion problems

Aeroacoustics

Active and passive control of jets and base flows

Supersonic, Transonic and subsonic Aerodynamics



Facilities Available

Supersonic blow-down wind tunnel (225mm x 175mm)

High Speed Jet Test Facility

Indigenously built Jet Acoustic Chamber.

Compressor for air supply, it can compress the air to a maximum of about 300 psi.

The lab has also acquired a high-pressure compressor which can deliver compressed air at 2000 psi.

Faculty

Prof. E. Rathakrishnan - Gas Dynamics

Dr. A. Kushari - Experimental Fluid Mechanics, High speed Flows, Noise Control

for further information, Please contact


Prof. E. Rathakrishnan
High Speed Aerodynamics Laboratory
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur - 208 016 (UP)

INDIA

Phone Numbers

Off:    +91 (512) 259-7847

Lab:   +91 (512) 259-7847
Fax:  +91 (512) 259-7561

E-mail - erath@iitk.ac.in

Dr. A. Kushari
High Speed Aerodynamics Laboratory
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur - 208 016 (UP)

INDIA

Phone Numbers

Off:    +91 (512) 259-7126

Lab:   +91 (512) 259-7992
Fax:  +91 (512) 259-7561

E-mail - akushari@iitk.ac.in