Curriculum structure
Courses | Credits | |
---|---|---|
Semester 1 | AE 211: Mathematics for Aerospace Engineering / Math Equivalent / Institute Elective | 3 |
AE 202: Fluid Dynamics | 3 | |
AE 203: Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion | 3 | |
AE 204A: Mechanics of Flight Vehicle Structures | 3 | |
AE 205: Navigation, Guidance, and Control | 3 | |
AE 296: Experimental Techniques in Aerospace Engineering | 1 | |
Total credits | 16 | |
Semester 2 | AE 201A: Flight and Space Mechanics | 4 |
Math Equivalent or Institute Elective | 3 | |
Institute Elective | 3 | |
Institute Elective | 3 | |
Institute Elective | 3 | |
Total credits | 16 | |
Semester 3 | AE 211: Mathematics for Aerospace Engineering or Math Equivalent or Institute Elective | 3 |
Institute Elective | 3 | |
Institute Elective | 3 | |
AE 299A: MTech Project | Credits begin to accumulate | |
Total credits | 9 | |
Semester 4 | AE 299A: MTech Project | 23 |
Total credits | 23 | |
Total Credits for M.Tech. | 64 |
- Research Training Program (RTP): A minimum of 12 credits to be completed within one year.
- The program culminates with the scheduling of a Colloquium, submission of the thesis, and a final thesis defense.
Note: For the most current information, please refer to the student handbook.
- With a Postgraduate Degree:
- Minimum of 12 credits for a Ph.D.
- Minimum of 24 credits for a Dual Degree (M. Tech (Research) and Ph.D.)
- RTP courses are to be completed within 1.5 years.
- With an Undergraduate Degree (Direct Ph.D.):
- Minimum of 24 credits for a Dual Degree (M. Tech (Research) and Ph.D.)
- RTP courses are to be completed within 2 years.
- After successfully completing the RTP, students are expected to undertake the Comprehensive Examination, preferably within two years of program commencement.
- The program concludes with the scheduling of a Colloquium, submission of the thesis, and a final thesis defense.
Note: For the most current information, please refer to the student handbook.
List of courses at the Department of Aerospace Engineering
AE 201A 4:0 (JAN) – Flight and Space Mechanics
- Topics Covered:
- Flight Mechanics: Atmosphere, Essentials of Aerodynamics and Propulsion, Aircraft Performance, Static Stability, Equations of Motion- 3 DOF and 6 DOF, Attitude representation, Dynamic Stability Essentials, Flight Control Overview, Launch Vehicle Flight Essentials.
- Space Mechanics: Orbits in 2D and 3D, Orbital Manoeuvres, Docking, Interplanetary trajectories, Planetary Entry, Descent and Landing, Lagrange points and Halo Orbits, Orbital perturbations, Orbits in the Time Domain, Spacecraft attitude dynamics essentials.
- Instructor(s): AE faculty
- References:
- Introduction to Flight, John D Anderson
- Aircraft Performance and Design, John D Anderson
- Fundamentals of Airplane Flight Mechanics, David G Hull
- Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Howard D. Curtis
AE 202 3:0 (AUG) – Fluid Dynamics
- Topics Covered: Definition of a fluid and its properties; Flow Kinematics; Introduction to Aerodynamics; Conservation Laws of Mass, Momentum and Energy; Navier Stokes Equations; Inviscid and Laminar Viscous Flows; Introduction to Turbulence.
- Instructor(s): AE Aerodynamics faculty
- References:
- Kundu, P.K., Cohen, I.M. and Dowling, D.R., Fluid Mechanics, Academic Press, 2016
- Fay, J.A., Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Prentice Hall of India, 1996
- Frank M. White, Fluid Mechanics, McGraw Hill, 2016
- Gupta, V. and Gupta, S.K., Fluid Mechanics and its Applications, Wiley Eastern, 1984
- John D. Anderson Jr., Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, McGraw Hill, 2017
- Kuethe, A.M. and Chou, S.H., Foundations of Aerodynamics, Wiley, 1972
AE 203 3:0 (AUG) – Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion
- Topics Covered: Review of classical thermodynamics, systems and control volumes, one-dimensional flows, Thrust equation, aircraft engine performance, gas generator Brayton cycle, ideal and real cycles, Performance analysis of inlets and nozzles, gas turbine combustors, compressors, turbines, Introduction to chemical rockets, mission analysis, rocket equation.
- Instructor(s): AE Propulsion faculty
- References:
- Philip G. Hill and Carl R. Peterson, Mechanics and thermodynamics of propulsion
- Nicholas Cumpsty and Andrew Heyes, Jet propulsion
- Jack D. Mattingly, Elements of gas turbine propulsion
- George P. Sutton and Oscar Biblarz, Rocket propulsion elements
AE 204A 3:0 (AUG) – Mechanics of Flight Vehicle Structures
- Topics Covered: Solid mechanics, Torsion and Bending of various sections, Buckling of structures, Flight vehicle materials and structural components, Loads on flight vehicles.
- Instructor(s): AE Structures faculty
- References:
- Morton E. Gurtin, Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
- P. Chadwick, Continuum Mechanics: Concise Theory and Practise
- T.H.G. Megson, Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students
- David W.A. Rees, Mechanics of Solids and Structures
AE 205 3:0 (AUG) – Navigation, Guidance and Control
- Topics Covered: Navigation systems, Guidance laws, Control of linear systems, Applications to autopilot design.
- Instructor(s): AE Navigation, Guidance and Control (NGC) faculty
- References:
- AE NGC Faculty Lecture Notes
- Collinson, R.P.G., Introduction to Avionics Systems
- Shneydor, N.A., Missile Guidance and Pursuit
- Nise, N.S., Control Systems Engineering
- Ogata, Katsuhiko, Modern Control Engineering
AE 296 0:1 (AUG) – Experimental Techniques in Aerospace Engineering
- Description: An overview of experimental facilities and techniques used in aerospace research.
- Instructor(s): AE Faculty
AE 299A (4th Semester) (JAN) – 23 Credits
MTech Project Final
The MTech dissertation project is aimed at training students to analyze independently any problem posed to them. The project may be a purely analytical piece of work, a completely experimental one, or a combination of both. In a few cases, the project may also involve sophisticated design work. The project report is expected to show clarity of thought and expression, critical appreciation of the existing literature, and analytical and/or experimental or design skills.
The Final phase of the project will include completing the experimental, or analytical, or design, studies started in the Intermediate phase. The project evaluation will involve the submission of a comprehensive technical report of the work carried out, and a presentation of the project to a set of examiners.
Instructor(s): AE Faculty
Math requirement
- Math requirement can be AE math course(s), or courses from Math@IISc, or courses from CDS@IISc.
AE 211 (AUG) 3:0 – Mathematical Methods for Aerospace Engineers
- Topics in linear algebra; Complex variables; Ordinary differential equations; Partial differential equations; Numerical methods.
- Instructor(s): AE Faculty
- References:
- Erwin Kreyszig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, John Wiley, 2011.
- K.F. Riley, M.P. Hobson, and S.J. Bence, Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
AE 291 (AUG) 3:0 – Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering 1
- This elective, offered in the August semester, is of an advanced nature, on topics of current research being pursued by AE faculty. This elective course is open to all students in the Institute and pre-requisites for registering for these electives will be with instructor’s consent.
- Instructor(s): AE Faculty
AE 292 (JAN) 3:0 – Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering 2
- This elective, offered in the January semester, is of an advanced nature, on topics of current research being pursued by AE faculty. This elective course is open to all students in the Institute and pre-requisites for registering for these electives will be with instructor’s consent.
- Instructor(s): AE Faculty
AE 297A (AUG) 1:0 – Science Communication for Aerospace Engineers
- Course on scientific written and oral presentation for graduate aerospace engineering students.
- Instructor(s): AE Faculty
Streamwise Electives
AE 221 (JAN) 3:0 – Aerodynamics
- Prerequisite: AE 202
- Overview: Introduction to aerodynamics, potential flows, conformal mapping and Joukowski airfoils, Kutta condition, thin airfoil theory, viscous effects and high-lift flows, lifting line theory, vortex lattice method, delta wings, compressibility effect, supersonic flows, unsteady aerodynamics.
- Instructor: AE Aerodynamics Faculty
- References:
- Houghton, E.L. and Carpenter, P.W., Aerodynamics for Engineering Students, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.
- Katz, J. and Plotkin, A., Low-speed Aerodynamics, Cambridge, 2001.
- Bertin, J.J. and Smith, M.L., Aerodynamics for Engineers, Prentice-Hall, 1989.
AE 222 (JAN) 3:0 – Gas Dynamics
- Prerequisite: AE 202
- Overview: Fundamentals of thermodynamics, propagation of small disturbances in gases, normal and oblique shock relations, nozzle flows, one-dimensional unsteady flow, small disturbance theory of supersonic speeds, generation of supersonic flows in tunnels, supersonic flow diagnostics, supersonic flow over two-dimensional bodies, shock expansion analysis, method of characteristics, one-dimensional rarefaction and compression waves, flow in shock tube.
- Instructor: AE Aerodynamics Faculty
- References:
- Liepmann, H.W. and Roshko, A., Elements of Gas Dynamics, John Wiley, 1957.
- Becker, E., Gas Dynamics Academic Press, New York, 1968.
- Anderson, J.D., Modern Compressible Flow, McGraw Hill, 1990.
- Zucrow, M.J. and Hoffman, J.D., Gas Dynamics, Vols. 1-2, Wiley, 1976.
- Zucker, R.D. and Biblarz, O., Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, Wiley, 2002.
AE 223 (AUG) 3:0 – Hypersonic Flow Theory
- Prerequisites: AE 202, AE 222
- Overview: Characteristic features of hypersonic flow, basic equations boundary conditions for inviscid flow, shock shapes over bodies, flow over flat plate, flow over a wedge, hypersonic approximations, Prandtl-Meyer flow, axisymmetric flow over a cone. Hypersonic small disturbance theory, applications to flow over a wedge and a cone, blast wave analogy, Newtonian impact theory, Busemann centrifugal correction and shock expansion method, tangent cone and tangent wedge methods. Introduction to viscous flows, hypersonic boundary layers, non-equilibrium high enthalpy flows. High enthalpy impulse test facilities and instrumentation. Computational fluid mechanics techniques for hypersonic flows, methods of generating experimental data for numerical code validation at hypersonic Mach numbers in hypervelocity facilities.
- Instructor: G Jagadeesh
- References:
- Cherynl, C.G., Introduction to Hypersonic Flow, Academic Press, 1961.
- Hayes, W.D. and Problein, R.F., Hypersonic Flow Theory, Academic Press, 1959.
- Cox, R.N. and Crabtree, L.P., Elements of Hypersonic Aerodynamics, London, 1965.
AE 225 (JAN) 3:0 – Boundary Layer Theory
- Prerequisites: AE 202 or equivalent
- Overview: Discussions on Navier-Stokes equation and its exact solutions, boundary layer approximations, two-dimensional boundary layer equations, asymptotic theory, Blasius and Falkner Skan solutions, momentum integral methods, introduction to axisymmetric and three-dimensional boundary layers, compressible boundary layer equations, thermal boundary layers in presence of heat transfer, higher-order corrections to the boundary layer equations, flow separation – breakdown of the boundary layer approximation and the triple deck analysis, transitional and turbulent boundary layers – introduction and basic concepts.
- Instructor: Sourabh S Diwan
- References:
- Schlichting, H., Boundary Layer Theory, McGraw-Hill, 1968.
- Rosenhead (ed.), Laminar Boundary Layers, Clarendon Press, 1962.
- van Dyke, M., Perturbation Methods in Fluid Mechanics, Academic Press, 1964.
AE 226 (JAN) 3:0 – Turbulent Shear Flows
- Prerequisite: AE 202 or equivalent
- Overview: Origin of turbulence, laminar-turbulent transition, vortex dynamics, statistical aspects of turbulence, scales in turbulence, spectrum of turbulence, boundary layers, pipe flow, free shear layers, concepts of equilibrium and similarity, basic ideas of turbulence modeling, measurement techniques.
- Instructor: O N Ramesh or Joseph Mathew
- References:
- Tritton, D.J., Physical Fluid Dynamics, Oxford University Press.
- Tennekes, H. and Lumley, J., A First Course in Turbulence, M.I.T. Press.
- Townsend, A.A., The Structure of Turbulent Shear Flow, Cambridge Univ. Press.
- S. B. Pope, Turbulent Flows, Cambridge University, 2000.
AE 227 (JAN) 3:0 – Numerical Fluid Flow
- Prerequisite: AE 202 or equivalent
- Overview: Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), equations governing fluid flow, hyperbolic partial differential equations and shocks, finite difference technique and difference equations, implicit difference formula, time discretization and stability, schemes for linear convective equation, analysis of time integration schemes, monotonicity, schemes for Euler equations, finite volume methodology. Introduction to unstructured mesh computations.
- Instructors: N Balakrishnan and Arvind Balan
- References:
- Charles Hirsch, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows, Vols.1-2, Wiley-Interscience publication, 1990.
AE 228 (AUG) 2:1 – Computation of Viscous flows
- Prerequisite: AE 227
- Overview: Review of schemes for Euler equations, structured and unstructured mesh calculations, reconstruction procedure, convergence acceleration devices, schemes for viscous flow discretization, positivity, turbulence model implementation for unstructured mesh calculations, computation of incompressible flows. Introduction to Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS).
- Instructor: N Balakrishnan
AE 229 (JAN) 3:0 – Computational Gas Dynamics
- Prerequisites: AE 202, AE 222, courses in Numerical Analysis/Numerical Methods, and any programming language.
- Overview: Governing equations of compressible fluid flows, classification of partial differential equations, analysis of hyperbolic conservation laws, basics of discretization, finite difference and finite volume methods, numerical diffusion, numerical methods for scalar and vector conservation laws, central and upwind discretization methods, flux splitting methods, Riemann solvers, kinetic (Boltzmann) schemes, relaxation schemes.
- Instructor: S V Raghurama Rao
- References:
- Laney, B., Computational Gas Dynamics.
- Toro, E.F., Riemann Solvers and Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics.
- Godlewski, E., and Raviart, P., Numerical Approximation of Hyperbolic System of Conservation Laws.
AE 231 (AUG) 3:0 – Aerodynamic Testing Facilities and Measurements
- Prerequisite: AE 202 or equivalent
- Overview: Aerodynamic testing in various speed regimes, requirements of aerodynamic testing, design aspects of low-speed wind tunnels, flow visualization methods, measurement methods for flow variables. Wind tunnel balances, elements of computer-based instrumentation, measurements and analyses methods. Elements of high-speed wind tunnel testing: design aspects to supersonic and hypersonic wind-tunnels, other high speed facilities like shock tube shock tunnels, free piston tunnels, ballistic ranges and low density tunnels, special aspects of instrumentation for high speed flows.
- Instructors: Duvvuri Subrahmanyam, Sourabh S Diwan, and Srisha Rao
- References:
- William H Roe Jr., and Alan Pope, Low Speed Wind Tunnel Testing, Wiley and Sons, 1984.
- Pankhrust, R.C., and Holder, D.W., Wind-Tunnel technique, Sir Isaac Sons Ltd., London, 1968.
- Lukasiewicz, J., Experimental methods of Hypersonic, Marcel Dekker in New York, 1973.
- Alan Pope and Kenneth L Going, High-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing, Wiley and Sons, 1965.
AE 241 (JAN) 3:0 – Combustion
- Overview: Thermodynamics of reacting systems, chemical kinetics including equilibrium and analysis of simple reactions, explosion theories, transport phenomena, and theories of laminar and turbulent combustion.
- Instructor: AE Propulsion Faculty
- References:
- Turns, S.R., An Introduction to Combustion, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
- Strehlow, R.A., Combustion Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill, 1985.
- Kuo, K.K., Principles of Combustion, Wiley, 1986.
- Law, C.K., Combustion Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
- Williams, F.A., Combustion Theory, 1985.
AE 242 (JAN) 3:0 – Aircraft Engines
- Overview: Description of air breathing engines, propeller theory, engine propeller matching, piston engines, turbofan, turbo-prop, turbojet, component analysis, ramjets, velocity and altitude performance, thrust augmentation starting, principles of component design/selection and matching.
- Instructor: D Sivakumar
- References:
- Zucrow, M.J., Aircraft and Missile Propulsion, Vols. I and II John Wiley, 1958.
- Hill, P.G., and Peterson, C.R., Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion, Addison Wesley, 1965.
- Shepherd, D.G., Aerospace Propulsion, American Elsevier Pub., 1972.
AE 243 (JAN) 3:0 – Rocket Propulsion
- Overview: Introduction to rocket engines, features of chemical rocket propulsion, rocket equation, thrust equation, quasi-one-dimensional nozzle flow, types of nozzles, thrust control and vectoring, aerothermochemistry, propellant chemistry, performance parameters, solid propellant rocket internal ballistics, components and motor design of solid propellant rockets, ignition transients, elements of liquid propellant rocket engines, and spacecraft propulsion.
- Instructor: AE Propulsion Faculty
- References:
- Sutton, G.P., Rocket Propulsion Elements, John Wiley and Sons, 2001.
- Barrare, M., et al., Rocket Propulsion, Elsevier Co., 1960.
- Huzel, D.K., and Huang, D.K., Modern engineering for design of liquid-propellant rocket engines, AIAA, 1992.
AE 245 (AUG) 3:0 – Advanced Combustion
- Prerequisites: AE 203 or AE 241 or AE 242 or AE 243, or equivalent. These can, however, be waived after discussion with the course instructors.
- Overview: Review of chemical equilibrium, heat of combustion, adiabatic flame temperature and kinetics. Discussion on non-premixed and premixed flames, turbulent combustion, and combustion instabilities.
- Instructor: AE Propulsion Faculty
- References:
- Law, C.K., Combustion Physics, Cambridge, 2006.
- Williams, F.A., Combustion Theory, Westview Press, 1994.
- Peters, N., Turbulent Combustion, Cambridge, 2000.
- Lieuwen, T., Unsteady Combustor Physics, Cambridge, 2012.
- Pope, S.B., Turbulent Flows, Cambridge, 2000.
AE 271 (JAN) 3:0 – Guidance Theory and Applications
- Prerequisite: AE 205 or equivalent
- Overview: Fundamentals of guidance including interception and avoidance, taxonomy of guidance laws, classical and empirical guidance laws, applied optimal control and optimal guidance laws, differential games and pursuit evasion problems, recent advances in guidance theory, collision detection and avoidance strategies, applications to guided missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and mobile robots.
- Instructors: A Ratnoo and Debasish Ghose
- References:
- Zarchan, P., Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance, AIAA Publications, 4th Edition, 2002.
- G.M. Siouris, Missile Guidance and Control Systems, Springer Verlag, 2004.
- N.A.Sneyhdor, Missile Guidance and Pursuit, Ellis Horwood Publishers, 1998.
AE 273 (AUG/JAN) 3:0 – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Prerequisites: AE 201 and AE 205
- Overview: History of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) development, unmanned aircraft systems including coordinate frames, kinematics and dynamics, forces and moments, lateral and longitudinal autopilots, UAV navigation including accelerometers, gyros, GPS, path planning algorithms such as Dubin’s curves, way-points, Voronoi partitions, path following and guidance strategies, future directions.
- Instructor: Ashwini Ratnoo
- References:
- Randal W.Beard and Timothy W.McLain, Small Unmanned Aircraft: Theory and Practice, Princeton University Press, 2012.
- Kimon P.Valavanis, Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: State of the Art and the Road to Autonomy, Springer, 2007.
AE 274 (AUG/JAN) 3:0 – Topics in Neural Computation
- Prerequisite: Knowledge of algebra, numerical methods, calculus and familiarity with programming in Python and MATLAB.
- Overview: Foundation of neural networks including perceptron, multi-layer perceptron, radial basis function network, recurrent neural network, evolving/online learning algorithms, deep neural networks such as convolutional neural network, restricted Boltzmann machine, unsupervised learning, advanced topics like reinforcement learning and deep-reinforcement learning, spiking neural network including spiking neuron, STDP, rank-order learning, synapse model, SEFRON.
- Instructors: Suresh Sundaram
- References:
- S. Haykin, Neural Networks, Pearson Education, 2ed, 2001.
AE 371A (AUG/JAN) 3:0 – Modern Linear and Nonlinear Control
- Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor; familiarity with other dynamical/control system courses and/or MATLAB is an advantage.
- Overview: Introduction to modern control theory, review of linear algebra and matrix theory, basic numerical methods in system theory, solution of ordinary differential equations, state space representation of dynamical systems, linearization of nonlinear systems, time response of linear systems, stability, controllability and observability, pole placement control design, fundamentals of optimal control design, linear quadratic regulator (LQR), observer design for linear systems, Lyapunov stability theory for autonomous nonlinear systems, back-stepping design, dynamic inversion, optimal dynamic inversion for lumped and distributed parameter systems, applications of neural networks in control system design, neuro-adaptive control, nonlinear observers, adaptive control for uncertain dynamical systems.
- Instructor: Radhakant Padhi
- Lecture Notes and References:
- E. Kreyszig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 10th Ed., Wiley, 2015.
- J. M. Ortega, Matrix Theory: A Second Course, Springer, 2013.
- S. K. Gupta, Numerical Methods for Engineers, New Age International Pvt. Ltd., 2015.
- N. Nise, Control Systems Engineering, Wiley, 7th Ed., 2015.
- K. Ogata, Modern Control Engineering, 5th Ed., Pearson, 2009.
- H. J. Marquez, Nonlinear Control Systems – Analysis and Design, Wiley, 2003.
- J-J E. Slotine and W. Li, Applied Nonlinear Control, Pearson, 1991.
- Current Literature.
Electives in Navigation, Guidance, and Control
AE 372 (AUG/JAN) 3:0 – Applied Optimal Control and State Estimation
- Prerequisites: AE 205 or equivalent and familiarity with MATLAB
- Overview: This course offers an introduction and in-depth exploration of optimal control theory including static optimization, calculus of variations, numerical solutions of two-point boundary value problems (shooting method, gradient method, quasi-linearization), Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) design (Riccati solution, stability proof, extensions of LQR, State Transition Matrix (STM) solution), State Dependent Riccati Equation (SDRE) design, dynamic programming (HJB theory, approximate dynamic programming, adaptive critic design), MPSP Design, optimal state estimation (Kalman filter, extended Kalman filter), robust control design, constrained optimal control systems (Pontryagin minimum principle, control constrained problems, state constrained problems, neighbouring extremals, sufficiency conditions), and discrete time optimal control (generic formulation, discrete LQR).
- Instructor: Radhakant Padhi
- References:
- Naidu, D.S., Optimal Control Systems, CRC Press, 2002.
- Sinha, A., Linear Systems: Optimal and Robust Control, CRC Press, 2007.
- Bryson, A.E., and Ho, Y-C, Applied Optimal Control, Taylor and Francis, 1975.
- Stengel, R.F., Optimal Control and Estimation, Dover Publications, 1994.
- Sage, A.P., and White, C.C. III, Optimum Systems Control, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1977.
- Kirk, D.E., Optimal Control Theory: An Introduction, Prentice Hall, 1970.
- Lewis, F.L., Optimal Control, Wiley, 1986.
AE 252 (JAN) 3:0 – Analysis and Design of Composite Structures
- Overview: Introduction to composite materials, concepts of isotropy vs. anisotropy, composite micromechanics, Classical Lamination Plate theory, failure criteria, hygrothermal stresses, buckling analysis, inter-laminar stresses, First Order Shear Deformation Theory, delamination models, composite tailoring and design issues, statics and elastic stability of initially curved and twisted composite beams.
- Instructor: Govinda Narayana Naik
- References:
- Gibson, R.F., Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, CRC Press, 2nd Edition, 2007.
- Jones, R.M., Mechanics of Composite Materials, 2nd Edition, Taylor & Francis, 2010.
- Daniel, I.M., and Ishai O., Engineering Mechanics of Composite Materials, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 2005.
- Reddy, J.N., Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells – Theory and Analysis, CRC Press, 2nd Edition, 2004.
AE 255 (AUG/JAN) 3:0 – Aeroelasticity
- Prerequisite: A course in solid or fluid mechanics.
- Overview: Effect of wing flexibility on lift distribution, torsional wing divergence, control surface effectiveness and reversal, unsteady aerodynamics of oscillating wing-section and wing, bending-torsion flutter, gust response, aeroservoelasticity, flutter identification.
- Instructor: Kartik Venkatraman
- References:
- Wright, J.R., and Cooper, J.E., Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, John Wiley, 2008.
- Hodges, D.H., and Alvin Pierce, G., Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
- Fung, Y.C., An Introduction to the Theory of Aeroelasticity, Dover edition, 2002.
- Bisplinghoff, R.L., Ashley, H., and Halfman, R.L., Aeroelasticity, Dover edition, 1996.
AE 258 (AUG/JAN) 3:0 – Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation
- Overview: Fundamentals and basic concepts of NDT & E, principles and applications of different NDE tools for testing and evaluation of aerospace structures.
- Instructor: M R Bhat
- Reference:
- Sharpe, R.A., Research Techniques in NDT, Metals Handbook -Vol.17.
AE 260 (JAN) 3:0 – Modal Analysis: Theory and Applications
- Overview: Introduction to modal testing and applications, FRF measurement, signal and system analysis, modal analysis of rotating structures, exciters, sensors application in modal parameter estimation, vibration standards, calibration and sensitivity analysis, global modal analysis methods.
- Instructor: S B Kandagal
- References:
- Ewins, D.J., Modal Analysis: Theory and Practice, Research Studies Press Ltd., England, 2000.
- Clarence W. de Silva, Vibration: Fundamentals and Practice, CRC press New York, 1999.
- G. McConnel, Vibration Testing: Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1995.
AE 261 (AUG) 3:0 – Structural Vibration Control
- Overview: Introduction to vibration control, passive and active vibration control techniques, application of advanced materials for vibration isolation and damping.
- Instructor: S B Kandagal
- References:
- Nashif, D.N., Jones, D.I.G., and Henderson, J.P., Vibration Damping, John Wiley, New York, 1985.
- Srinivasan, A.V., and McFarland, D.M., Smart Structures: Analysis and Design, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001.
- Inman, D.J., Vibration with Control, John Wiley, New York, 2006.
AE 264 (AUG/JAN) 3:0 – Vibrations
- Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of linear algebra and calculus.
- Overview: Governing equations of discrete systems, single and multiple degrees of freedom systems, vibration of continuous systems, numerical methods.
- Instructor: Rajesh Chaunsali, Kartik Venkatraman
- References:
- L Meirovitch, Fundamentals of Vibration, McGraw Hill, 2001.
- S.S. Rao, Mechanical Vibrations, Pearson Education, 2004.
AE 351A (AUG/JAN) 3:0 – Wave Propagation in Designed Materials
- Prerequisites: Basics of linear algebra, differential equations, and solid mechanics.
- Overview: Overview of designed materials such as metamaterials and phononic crystals; fundamentals of elastic wave propagation in continuum solids; wave propagation in periodic structures.
- Instructor: Rajesh Chaunsali
- References:
- L. Brillouin, Wave Propagation in Periodic Structures, Dover Publications Inc., 1953.
- B. A. Auld, Acoustic Fields and Waves in Solids, John Wiley and Sons, 1973.
- K. Graff, Wave Motion in Elastic Solids, Oxford University Press, 1975.
- Kosevich, The Crystal Lattice, Wiley-VCH, 2005.