Aerodynamics Lab

  • Campus

    Technology Campus (Peenya Campus)
  • Used By

    Students, Faculty / Staff, Research


The Aerodynamics Lab is designed and equipped to complement the theoretical learning and research pursuits of B. Tech and M. Tech students. Efforts have been taken to ensure that the tools and equipment in the lab are of the highest quality and that they allow for cutting-edge research in the field of aerodynamics. 

For instance, the lab has a low-speed wind tunnel of 600 mm × 600 mm cross section that can reach velocities of 35 m/​s and is suitable for low speed measurements. The supersonic wind tunnel is capable of achieving a Mach number of 3.6 in the test section ideal for compressible flow measurements. These tunnels complement the theoretical and computational aspects of aerodynamic flows. 

Additionally, a Schlieren visualization system is available to visualize shock waves over bodies of interest. The lab also has a hot-wire anemometry system for measuring turbulence quantities. 

To help students get a better understanding of flight control systems, the lab has a full-scale mock-up model of an aircraft with functional control systems. An HPT-32 Deepak aircraft — obtained from the Indian Air Force — is also part of the lab. 

Particulars of the Facility

Total area of the lab : 1060 sq ft

Salient Features
Sl. NoName of the FacilitySpecifications
1Low speed wind tunnelWind tunnel type- Open-circuit Test section size- 0.6 m × 0.6 m × 2.0 m Fan maximum speed- 900 rpm Maximum air flow velocity- 35 m/​s
2Supersonic wind tunnelWind tunnel type: Blow down Test section size: 50 mm × 35 mm Test Mach number: 3.6 Test time: 30 sec Air storage tank volume: 5 m³ Maximum air storage tank pressure: 12 bar Schlieren flow visualization
3Hot wire anemometry with atta acquisitionConstant temperature hot-wire anemometer to measure velocity and turbulent fluctuating velocity components. Single normal wire probe and X wire probe. Hot wire welding unit
4Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircraft 1:6 scaled modelDemonstration model
5Full scale aircraft model with control surface actuation mechanismDemonstration model
6HPT-32 Deepak aircraftStatic demonstration model