Jawaharlal College of Engineering and Technology was established by Nehru Group of Institutions, founded by devoted and eminent professionals having long and outstanding experience in the field of Aeronautical education. It is the first college to introduce B.Tech programme in Aeronautical Engineering in the state of Kerala and become functional from 2008 onwards.
The Department of Aeronautical Engineering established in the year 2008, conducts the programme on B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering with a vision to attain excellence and global reputation in Aeronautical Engineering education and research. Well qualified and experienced team of faculty of the department is committed to provide quality education by innovative teaching-learning processes. All the faculty members of the department qualified in Aeronautical Engineering with different specializations are involved in continuously upgrading their skill. The curriculum is periodically reviewed in pace with the global industrial scenario utilizing the services of resource persons. Introduction of the choice based credit system enables the students to select the courses of his/her choice in various inter disciplinary areas of engineering. The department has state of the art infrastructure and laboratory facilities providing conducive learning environment to the students and faculty. Various Associations and professional bodies are actively involved in promoting co - curricular and extracurricular activities, aimed to improve the leadership qualities of the students. The students are successful in pursuing higher studies in the leading institutions such as IITs, in India and leading universities in abroad.
Department of Aeronautical Engineering has produced many university rank holders since the establishment. The journey of excellence is continuing by producing 6 ranks out of top 10 ranks while passing out the first APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University batch.
Aeronautical Engineers will design, construct and test aircraft, missiles, satellites, rockets, spacecrafts and anything that flies. Besides this, they are also involved in researching new materials, engines, body shapes and structures. An Aeronautical engineer applies scientific and technological principles to research, design, develop, maintain and test the performance of civil and military aircraft, missiles, weapons systems, satellites and space vehicles. They also work on the different components that make up the aircraft and associated systems. They focus on enhancing high-quality flight safety and standards as well as reducing overall design, operation and maintenance costs. To an extent, their role addresses the environmental impacts of air travel. Higher order specialization in the Aeronautical Engineering involves core subjects such as Aircraft Structures, Aerodynamics, Avionics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Methods, Material Science, Propulsion, Rockets & missiles, Vibration & Aeroelasticity.
Excellence in Career To prepare and provide student with an academic environment for students to excel in postgraduate programs or to succeed in industry / technical profession and the life-long learning needed for a successful professional career in Aeronautical Engineering and related fields.
Professional Effectiveness and Contribution to Society To provide students with a solid foundation in mathematical, scientific and engineering fundamentals required to solve engineering problems and also to pursue higher studies (Core Competence).
Continuing Education To train students with good scientific and engineering breadth so as to comprehend, analyse, design, and create novel products and solutions for the real life problems.
Exercising Leadership To inculcate in students professional and ethical attitude, effective communication skills, teamwork skills, multidisciplinary approach, and an ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context (Professionalism).
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In field of Aeronautical Engineering Nehru Group of Institutions has proven the academic excellence for past 51 years. Jawaharlal College of Engineering and Technology is the first college in Kerala to start B.Tech in aeronautical engineering in the year 2008. The Department has well equipped laboratories, experienced faculties and three operational aircrafts for training the students. The aircrafts include Bombardier Learjet 25, Cessna 152 and Ercoupe. The subsonic wind tunnel in the aerodynamics lab allows the students to test the models so that they gain practical knowledge about the subject. We have set up seven other labs in the department for training the students. Eight batches have successfully completed the course from our college from which majority of the students are placed in aeronautical core companies.
The Department is known to offer the students a very dynamic environment and a reasonable amount of freedom so that the individual can pursue their heart’s desire. It has modern infrastructure with hi-tech laboratories. It actively tries to fill the gap between academic and industrial needs by organizing guest lectures, seminars and workshops on current technology by inviting eminent persons from premier aeronautical industries and institutes. Be it academics, sports, cultural, or any other activity, you will be finding myriad opportunities to build up your personality and add value to your life.
I am hoping that students will be able to explore the unending map of possibilities, push your boundaries, break all the walls and bring out the best version of yourself by the time you finish your Degree Programme.
I am sure that the students of the department will show a high level of professional competence in their respective areas. I wish my students all the best for all their endeavours.
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The Learjet 25 is an American ten-seat (two crew and eight passengers), twin-engine, high-speed business jet aircraft manufactured by Learjet. It is a stretched version of the Learjet 24. The first Model 25 flew on August 12, 1966, and the first delivery was in November 1967.
The Cessna 152 is an American two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation airplane, used primarily for flight training and personal use. It was based on the earlier Cessna 150, including a number of minor design changes and a slightly more powerful engine running on 100LL aviation gasoline.
The ERCO Ercoupe is a low-wing monoplane aircraft that was designed and built in the United States. It was first manufactured by the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) shortly before World War II; several other manufacturers continued its production after the war.
Majority of experimental data needed in aerodynamics is generated using wind tunnels. Wind Tunnel is a device for producing airflow relative to the body under test. Wind tunnels provide uniform flow conditions in their test section.
A jet engine is a reaction engine discharging a fast-moving jet that generates thrust by jet propulsion. This broad definition includes air breathing jet engines (turbojets, turbofans, ramjets, and pulse jets) and non-air breathing jet engines (such as rocket engines). In general, jet engines are combustion engines
In common parlance, the term jet engine loosely refers to an internal combustion air breathing jet engine. These typically feature a rotating air compressor powered by a turbine, with the leftover power providing thrust via a propelling nozzle — this process is known as the Brayton thermodynamic cycle.
This Lab enables the students gain a fair knowledge on design, analysis and simulation of aircraft structural parts, and also focuses on the practical learning of the simulation applications of the aircraft parts and sub systems. In addition to this, it helps us in examining the different parameters and factors affecting its performance.
Avionics stands for Aviation Electronics, which deals with electronic components used in various Aircrafts. The avionics and microprocessor laboratory comprises of experiments which deal with digital electronics, microprocessors and MIL-1553B avionics data buses. The Digital Electronics experiments include multiplexer and DE multiplexer, encoder and decoder, comparator, shift registers etc., which helps the students to understand logical expressions that could be implemented using minimum number of logic gates with the help of bread board and digital trainer kit. These experiments provide an ideology of miniaturization of electronic circuits that were used in Aircraft. Microprocessors have numerous applications in avionics including automatic flight control system. The microprocessor programming would help the students to have an idea on simple assembly language programs. The experiment related to Avionics data bus gives a brief idea about data transfer between different subsystems in an Aircraft.
The Propulsion laboratory enables the students to understand the basic concepts and carry out experiments in Aerospace Propulsion. This laboratory provides information about the various engines used in aircraft and its operation conditions. The laboratory gives an idea about the parts and working principle of the various components of aircraft piston and jet engines. The laboratory has facility to calculate the calorific value of aviation fuel. The performance of the aircraft propeller can be estimated using the propeller arrangement. The cascade testing of axial flow compressor and turbine blade row enables the performance estimation of blade row. The heat interactions can be studied using the free convection and forced convection apparatus
The aircraft structures laboratory includes practical experiments oriented with material aspects as well as structural mechanics. The experiments in this laboratory course cover the following. Strain measurement; inverse methods for material property determination (Poisson’s ratio and Young’s Modulus) using measured static and dynamic structural response in conjunction with simple structural models; shear centre of open section thin-walled beam; Displacement and strain distribution in bending and torsion of twin-walled open and closed section beams; Buckling of beams/plates; Natural frequency, natural modes and modal damping of beams/plates, ; Fabrication of fiber reinforced composite laminate; tension, compression, inter-laminar shear, impact and hardness testing for determination of elastic moduli and strength of material; coefficient of thermal expansion.
This lab deals with the basic concepts of airframe production techniques and various maintenance processes. In the production part, the student will learn about different tools used for production work and handles lathe and its accessories to perform various shaping, turning, thread cutting and milling exercises. They are also familiarizes TIG, MIG and PLASMA welding techniques. Maintenance lab comprises study about airframe loading, structural members and general concepts. It gives an idea about assembly of aircraft fuselage, wings and ancillary structures. The maintenance of aircraft structural materials like wood, fabric and composites will be performed gluing, riveting, patchwork etc.
Aerodynamics lab familiarize students in basic aerodynamics such as lift generation,drag estimations etc with the help of subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels. Flight mechanics lab familiarize students in stability and control aspects of moving flight in all its six degree of freedom with the help of flight demonstrating system.
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The FDP was inaugurated by Dr. S Sreekumar, Director, Integrated Rural Technology Centre, Mundur, Palakkad. Dr. Arun Surendran, Strategic Director &Principal, Trinity College of Engineering, Trivandrum and Dr. Sasi K Kottayil, Professor Electrical and Electronics, Amritha School of Engineering, Coimbatore, were the guest of honours. Adv. Dr.P Krishnadas, Chairman &Managing Trustee, Nehru Group of Institutions presided over the function. Dr. V.P Sukumaran Nair, Principal, JCET, addressed the gathering.
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