Achievements | Department of Aeronautical Engineering

Students Achievements During Academic Year 2016-2017

  • Final year student Ms. Sreelakshmi S Nair (2013-2017 Batch) qualified in the AFCAT 2, 2016 conducted by Indian Air Force.
  • Ms Smruthy Mohan E has got placed, by the placement drive conducted by Accenta training solutions in Nehru College of Engineering and Research Center, Pambady.
  • Mr. Nandhu K Biju, a student from 2011-15 batch has joined as a flying officer in Indian Airforce this year.
  • Mr. Sarath Kumar, a student from 2011-15 batch has joined as an Analyst engineer in Renault this year.
  • Mr. Ajay Pavithran (2013-2017 Batch), advanced into the zonal level competition of the “SPEAK FOR INDIA” competition conducted by Federal Bank and Mathrubhoomi held on November 2016.

  “Safety by Design” is a concept and movement that encourages product designers to “design out”health and safety risks during design &development. This concept supports the view that along with quality, programme and cost; operational safety including risk mitigation is realized during the design stage itself.

Concept of safety aspects in design is an intrinsic part of any design project. Nevertheless, this concept ends normally with making design as FAIL PASSIVE, which means, any failure of the part or system should not cause undue catastrophic effects on the overall operation.  Traditional methodology adopted towards hazard identification and mitigation often surfaces at a stage when the design process would be in final stages, whereby safety comes as an afterthought.

However in any project critical to human and environmental issues, safety has to be considered as paramount in delivery and operation. Another important characteristic of safety by design is looking at product development in a systemic manner rather than in isolation. This will ascertain that the chain of events due to any small errors, including the effect of built in tolerances, shall not have any adverse effect on the overall fidelity of the product or system.

The above approach peeps into:

  • Design Obligations
  • Prevention of Hazards through established design standards
  • Mitigation methods in case of failures

It also provides designers time to think creatively and develop innovative solutions which can be tested during design reviews. Safe design takes care of:

  • Ethical and moral responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Best Engineering Practices
  • Good Business Sense
  • Reduced overall life-cycle cost of products

These concepts have now become part and parcel of Aviation and Automobile designs. To quote an example, concept of Airbags to save human lives or Automatic switching on Turn Lights during turns, that too based on the wheel speed and the turn angle (as found in the new generation cars – XUV for example.)

A glimpse at such conceptual idea was our motive behind this conference.