The First college under University of Kerala which introduced Aeronautical Engineering with well equipped class rooms and laboratories to prepare the young and dynamic engineers to become globally competent for success and leadership in the areas of Aeronautical Engineering. 

Field of Aeronautical Engineering concerned with the design, development, construction, testing, and operation of vehicles with in the Earth’s atmosphere or in outer space. The department offers 4 year undergraduate program in the stream under the name, B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering.

The Department has a team of highly qualified, dedicated and motivated faculty. The Department laboratories comprises of State of Art equipments such as ‘Low speed wind tunnel, Polariscope, an Aircraft-Husky’ as part of various laboratories, Aerodynamics Lab, Aircraft Structures lab, Experimental Stress Analysis lab, Propulsion lab & Modelling and Simulation lab. The department is supported with Seminar hall & Mini Auditorium for various Technical workshops, Expert talks & Cultural programs. The Duplex library of college is well equipped with a various collection of Aeronautical Engineering books, mostly of foreign authors.

The department prepares the graduates to undertake design, research and manufacturing activities to choose their careers in Aeronautical Engineering industry. Also the students are provided an Innovation centre, UAV Construction lab and Fly Club to enrich experience during this 4 year graduation programme. Apart from academics, department offers activities to enhance the leaderships and societal qualities of students through in-house sports events, out-house NSS activities.

CAREER SCOPE

Aeronautical Engineering is the science associated with the study, design, and production of flight-capable machinery or aircraft operating techniques. An Aeronautical Engineer’s primary job is to design aircraft and thrust systems, but there can be more responsibilities added to the profile with time. Job Opportunities for an Aeronautical Engineer in India, lies with various airlines like Air India, Indian Airlines, Helicopter Corporation of India and flying clubs, private airlines and government owned air service and aircraft manufacturers like Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), which has its factories at Bangalore, Nashik, Koraput, Kanpur etc., Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Aeronautical Development Establishment, Aeronautical Development Agency, Civil Aviation Department etc. The Defence services such as Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy (IN), and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also happen to be three major employers.

EXPERT TALKS
  • A talk on Introduction of various software using in aeronautical field by CADD centre, on 10-10-2018
  • A talk on GATE awareness was given by  GATEFORUM on 27-01-2018.
  • A talk on Career after B.Tech was given by Mr. Ashwin P Chandran, (Director of Centre for GATE) Mr. Rajesh (HR Manager) on 05-01-2018.
  • A talk on Life Skills was handled by Dr. Suja R, Associate Professor, Civil department, Government College of Engineering on 27-09-2016
  • A talk on CAD Design was handled by CADD centre, Attingal on 10-02-2016
  • A talk on Language grooming was conducted by Mr N. Shridhar on 26-10-2015.
TRAININGS
  • Training on Aptitude Was given by Pragmatrix 25-09-2017 ,Time coaching centre on 26-09-2017 and Carrier Launch on 27-09-2017
  • Training on Aptitude and Reasoning was given by Time coaching centre on 29-10-2015
WORKSHOPS
  •  Two day workshop was conducted on Non– powered glider and quadcopter demonstration in association with Barola Technologies on 24 and 25 th October 2019

ACTIVITIES

SEMINARS & WEBINARS
  • Webinar on  Computational Fluid Dynamics in Aerospace Applications  was conducted on 12/02.2021 by Dr.K Supradeepan,PhD (IIT Kharapur)Department of Mechanical Engineering BITS PILANI ,Hyderabad Campus
  • Webinar  on Advanced Manufacturing methods in aerospace was conducted on 20-11-2020 by Shri.Mohan,Deputy Director(MMC),VSSC
  • Seminar on Heat transfer was handled by Mr.Sundar Balachandran, Group Director of Aerodynamic heat heat transfer group in Aeronautics Entity ,VSSC  on 20-02-2020.
  • Seminar on Finite Element Analysis of Structures was handled by Sree. T.J. Raj Thilak, Scientist/Eng.SF’FSSD/ SDAG/ STR (FEAST Software Development Division), Veli, VSSC on 16/10/2019.
  • Seminar on Wind Tunnel Techniques was handled by  Shri. A.E. Sivarama Krishna (Retired),Wind Tunnel Group Head, VSSC on 29-08-2019.
  • Seminar on Avionics was handled by Dr. V.S Paul Russel,,Asst. General Manager , Training Manager and Chief Knowledge Examiner, Maintenance Training and Examination Organisation, Air India Engg Sources Ltd, Palayam, TVM-695033 on 03-05-2019.
  • Seminar on Quality Standards in Aerospace was handled by Mr. Mohan Ananthanarayanan, BITS on 21-03-2019.
  • Seminar on Non Destructive Testing Techniques was handled by Mr. Adalarasu, Former Deputy General Manager Quality Control, VSSC,TVM 21/02/2019.
  • Seminar on Aerospace Structures was handled by Sree. Krishnadan. C.K , Group Head, Structural Design Group, Structure Entity, VSSC on 01-02-2019.
  • Seminar on Structural Vibration : Sources and Suppression Handled by Mr.S.Rajendran, Scientist/Engineer-ISRO on 10-08-2018.
  • Seminar on Computational Fluid Dynamics was handled by Dr.J Bruce Ralphin Rose,Assosiate Professor, Anna University regional campus Thirunelveli on 05-04-2018.
  • Seminar on Avionics & Aircraft Safety was handled by Dr. U S Paul Russel(Assistant General Manager,Maintenance Training &Examination Organisation, AirIndia) on  05-02-2018.
  • Seminar on Aeroelasticity was handled by Mr.Rajendran S (Scientist/Engineer,G head,VSSC) on 30-01-2018.
  • Seminar on LMTD and NTU method,Heat Exchangers was handled by Mr.S.V Subba Rao,ISRO on 19-04-2017.
  • Seminar on Heat and Mass Transfer was handled by Mr.S.V Subba Rao  on 11-04-2017.
  • Seminar on Propulsion was handled by Mr.S.V Subba Rao Scientist / Engineer-SG ,ISRO  on 27-02-2017.
  •  Seminar on Practical application of Experimental Stress Analysis was handled by Dr.S.Annamalai Pillai, Deputy director (Rtd) VSSC on 21-11-2016.
  • Seminar on  Aerodynamic characterisation of launch vehicle was handled by Mr. SivaramaKrishnan A.E Scientist / Engineer-H ,ISRO  on 03-11-2016.
  • Seminar on Hybrid Propellant Combustion, RAMJET Numericals was handled by Mr.S.V Subba Rao,Scientist / Engineer-SG ,ISRO  on 01-11-2016.
  • Seminar on Advances in Rocket propulsion was handled by Dr. T Jyayachandran on 26-10-2016.
  • Seminar on Cooling in liquid rocket engines and Combustion mechanism in hybrid rocket was handled by Mr. S.V Subba Rao Scientist / Engineer-SG ,ISRO  on 07-10-2016.
  • Seminar on Structural design was handled by S. Sirajudeen Ahamed Scientist / Engineer-G ,ISRO  on 04-10-2016.
  • Seminar on Liquid Propulsion System was handled by V. Ganesan, LPSC on 29-08-2016.
  • Seminar on Aircraft Rules and Regulations was handled by Arun Kumar, Assistant Professor on 31-03-2016.
  • Seminar on Enhancing the industrial and societal relevance of Engineering subjects was handled by Professor V N Rajasekharan Pillai on 29-03-2016.
  • Seminar on Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT) was handled by Mr. Aadalarusu on 20-01-2016.
FACULTY

Prof. Dr. S. Annamalai Pillai – Professor 

seniorproffessor@rietedu.in 

B.Sc ( Engg) Mechanical Engineering, Kerala University

M.Sc (Engg.) Geotechnical Engineering, Kerala University

Ph.D Geotechnical Engineering, IIT Delhi

Experience : 

Rtd. Deputy Director (STR), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

35 years industrial experience (VSSC)

 

6 years teaching experience

Dr. S. Thamaraikannan – Associate Professor

Qualification: 

Ph.D (Aerospace Engg), IIT Kharagpur

M.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

B.Tech (Aeronautical Engg), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad

Experience : 

4 Years teaching experience & 6 years research experience

 

Dr. S. Suganyadevi –  Associate Professor

 

Qualification: 

Ph.D (Aerospace Engg), IIT Kharagpur

M.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

B.E ((Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

Experience : 

5 years teaching experience & 6 years research experience

Mr. N. Sathesh Raja – Assistant Professor

Qualification:

B.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

PG Diploma in Computer Application

Experience : 

8 years of teaching experience, 1 year industrial experience

Mr. Nivin Francis. –  Assistant Professor

Qualification: 

M.E (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

B. Tech (Mechical Engg), University of Kerala

Experience : 

7 years teaching experience

Mr. Bibin Thomas – Assistant Professor

Qualification: 

M.Tech (Aeronautical Engg), Hindustan University

B.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

Experience : 

6 years teaching experience

Mr. Rathnavel – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

B.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

Experience : 

4 years teaching experience

Mrs. Neethi Madhavan C.S. – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

 

B.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

Experience : 

5 years of teaching experience

 

Mrs. Twinky Joseph – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech (Aeronautical Engg), Visvesvaraya Technological University

MBA (HR), Alagappa University

AMAeSI (Aero-Mechanical), The Aeronautical Society of India

Experience : 

6 years teaching experience

Mrs. Greeshma V.S. – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

B.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

Experience : 

3 years teaching experience

Ms. G. Keerthana Krishnan – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.E (Thermal Engg), Anna University

B.Tech (Aeronautical Engg), University of Kerala

Experience : 

4 years teaching experience

Ms. Deepthi Mol S.S. – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.E. (Aeronautical Engg), Anna University

B.Tech (Aeronautical Engg), University of Kerala

Experience : 

2.5 years teaching experience

Mrs. Arshi S. Babu. – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.E (Aeronautical Engg), Noorul Islam University

B.E (Aeronautical Engg), Noorul Islam University

Experience : 

1 year teaching experience

Mr. Deepu Sajeev – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

Ph.D. (Pursuing), Christ University

MBA, Annamalai University

M.E. (Industrial Engineering), University of Kerala

B.Tech (Mechanical Production Engineering), University of Kerala

Experience : 

8 years teaching experience

Ms. Sruthi Krishna – Lecturer/Trade Instructor

Qualification:  

M.E. (Thermal Engg), Anna University

B.Tech (Aeronautical Engg), University of Kerala

Experience : 

4 years of teaching experience

FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS
Dr. S. ANNAMALA PILLAI, Professor 

Number of publications : 71 (Both National & International)

PUBLICATIONS  (Journal / Conferences)

  1. K.R. Satyanarayana, S. Annamala Pillai, “Photoelastic Analysis of Joints”, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual General Meeting of the Aeronautical Society of India, held at Chandigarh in Dec. 1980.
  2. K.R.Satyanarayana,S.A.Pillai,AVSSSR.Sarma, “Photoelastic Analysis Of Solid Propellant Grains”, proceedings of workshop on structural integrity of large solid propellant grains, held at SHAR Centre, Sriharikotta on Feb. 24-25, 1982.
  3. S.A.Pillai, K.R. Satyanarayana “An Automation System for the Measurement of Fringe Orders in Photoelastic Models”, National Conference on Instrumentation held at Chandigargh, April 1983.
  4. A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma, T.G. George Kutty, P.S. Mani, V.R. Ravindran, A.S. Sankaranarayanan and S.A. Pillai, “Holographic Nondestructive Testing (HNDT) of Propellant Grains”, Materials Evaluation, Vol. 42, No. 8, 1984, pp. 1025-1028, 1034.
  5. S. A.Pillai, K.R.Satyanarayana “3D Photoelastic Analysis Of Stresses In The Vicinity Of Circumferential Mismatch Joints”, 37th AGM of Aero Society of India held at Calcutta in Dec. 1985.
  6. S.A. Pillai, K.R. Satyanarayana “Some Aspects Of Model Fabrication In 3D Photoelasticity”, 37th AGM of Aero Society of India held at Calcutta in Dec. 1985.
  7. Sarma AVSSSR, Pillai S.A, Subramanian G, Varadan T.K, “Computerised Image Processing For The Wholefield Determination Of Isoclinics And Isochromatics”, Experimental Mechanics, Vol 32, March 1992, pp 24-29.
  8. S.A. Pillai, A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma, G. Subramanian and T.K. Varadan, “Detection and Characterisation of Tight Cracks by Using Photoelastic Coating”, Materials Evaluation, pp.367-392, March 1992.
  9. S.A. Pillai, A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma and P.S. Mani, “Image Processing Application to Holographic Strain Measurement”, Seminar on Fiber Optics and Holography, Madras, Jan. 4-5, 1992.
  10. AVSSSR Sarma, S.A.Pillai, G.Subramanian and T.K. Varadan, “Digital Image Processing for the Determination of Isochromatics in Photoelasticity”,  Journal of Aero Soc. of  India, Vol 47, Number 3, , pp. 127-130, August 1995.
  11. S.A. Pillai and A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma, “Studies on the Effect of Joint on Local Strain Distribution”, 5th NASAS (National Seminar on Aerospace Structures) Testing, Design and Development, held at I.I.T. Bombay  Jan. 18-19, 1996. 
  12. AVSSSR Sarma, S.A. Pillai et al, “Statically Determinate Loading System for Ground Testing”, Conf. on Ground Testing, IIT, Kanpur, Feb. 1995.
  13. C.S.Krishna Kumar, M.S.A.Natarajan, S.A.Pillai, and AVSSSR Sarma, “Some Aspects of  Software Related to Data Acquisition, Display, and Analysis During Static Structural Testing” , National  Conference on Aerospace Testing (ATTEST)  held at V.S.S.C., Trivandrum, 30-31 May 1996.
  14. A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma, V.R. Ravindran, P.S. Mani and S.A. Pillai, “Holographic Tomography Using Image Processing”, 14th World Congress on NDT, 6th to 13th Dec. 96 at New Delhi, Proc. 14th WCNDT, Oxford & IHB Publishing Co. Ltd, New Delhi, 1996, p-1499.
  15. A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma, P.S. Mani, S.A. Pillai, V.R. Ravindran and K.V. Rajendran, “Holographic Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)”, 14th World Congress on NDT, 6th to 13th Dec. 96 at New Delhi, Proc. 14th WCNDT, Oxford & IHB Publishing Co. Ltd, New Delhi, 1996, p-1503
  16. M.S.A.Natarajan, S.A.Pillai, S.S.Masuthu and AVSSSR Sarma, “Special Purpose Transducers for Structural Testing”, National Conference on Aerospace Testing  (ATTEST) held at V.S.S.C., Trivandrum, 30-31 May 1996.
  17. J.Philip, S.A.Pillai, B.Sivasubramonian, K.Narasaiah, K.Kunhikrishnan, AVSSSR Sarma, M. Sundaresan, “Weight Reduction studies on A Rocket Motor Attachment Using  Photoelasticity and FE”, 48th AGM of Aero: Society of India, held in Trivandrum in Jan 1997.
  18. S.A. Pillai, Jeby Philip, AVSSSR. Sarma, “Non-contact Measurement of Elastic Modulus Using Digital Video Imaging and Speckle Photography”, National Seminar on Characterization on Metals, 20-21 Aug. 98, organised by IIM at Trivandrum.
  19. S.A. Pillai, Jeby Philip and A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma “Photoelastic Coating Technique for Tight Crack Detection”, Proc. of the National Seminar on Non-Destructive Evaluation – The Indian Scenario and the challenges Ahead, organised by Indian Society for Non destructive Testing, held at Trivandrum , 10-12, Dec. 1998, pp. 155-160.
  20. Jeby Philip, S.A. Pillai, M.S.A. Natarajan and A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma, “Remote Measurement of Displacement in Three Orthogonal Directions Using Digital Video Imaging”, Proc. of International Conference on Theoretical, Applied Computational and Experimental Mechanics, Dec. 1-5, 1998 at IIT, Kharagpur.
  21. A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma, S.A. Pillai and Jeby Philip, “A Novel Method of Utilisation of Birefringent Coating as an Effective NDE Tool”, Proc. of International. Conf. on Optics and Optoelectronics, held at IRDE, Dehradun, Dec. 8-11, 1998. 
  22. Jeby Philip, S.A. Pillai, A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma and R. Vijayakumar, “Non-contact Measurement of Elastic Modulus at High Temperature Using Digital Video Imaging”, Proc. of the National Seminar on Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics, March 15-16, 2000 held at IIT Kanpur. .
  23. S.A. Pillai, Jeby Philip and A.V.S.S.S.R. Sarma “Remote Monitoring and Evaluation of Stress Intensity Factor at Critical Crack Locations Using Photoelastic coating During Hydro Proof Pressure Testing,”, Proc. of the National Seminar on Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics, March 15-16, 2000 held at IIT Kanpur
  24. S.A.Pillai, “ NDE  using Photoelastic Coating and Speckle Techniques”, Workshop on  R&D Perspectives in NDE Technology, held at Dept. of Physics, University of Kerala, Kariyavattom Campus, Trivandrum, Feb. 17, 2001. 
  25. Jeby Philip, S.A.Pillai, “In Service Inspection Using Birefringent Coatings”, National seminar NDE-2001 of ISNT, at Lonowala, Dec 7-9, 2001. 
  26. S.A. Pillai, Jeby Philip, “Stress Intensity Factor Measurement Using Photoelastic Coating”, IMAGE, House Journal of  ISNT, Trivandrum Chapter. Vol 19, No-1, March 2001. 
  27. S.A.Pillai,“Use of bi-refringent Coatings for Residual Stress Measurement”, Workshop on Residual Stress Measurement- Techniques and Experiences, held at VSSC,Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25, 2001
  28. Jeby Philip, SAPillai, PV Venkatakrishnan. , Residual Stress Measurement In Non-Uniform Stress Fields Using Hole Drilling Technique”, National Seminar on Non destructive Evaluation, NDE 2003, 11- 13 Dec 2003, at Trivandrum 
  29. Binu.P.Thomas, Rajendran KV, Annamala Pillai.S,“Digital Recording and Reconstruction of Pulsed Holographic Interferograms”, Proceedings of the International Congress on Laser Applications and Optical Metrology (ICLAOM-03) New Delhi, Dec 1-4, 2003
  30. S.A.Pillai, “Recent Developments In Holographic Interferometry And Its Applications”, Natioanl workshop on recent trends in optoelectronics and optical communications, May 26-28, 2004, Organised by Department of optoelectronocs, University of Kerala, Trivandrum
  31. Jeby Philip, S.A.Pillai, Raichel SKD, R.Vijaya Kumar, “Stress Analysis of a Complex Motor case joint using 3D photoelasticity and FEM’, Proceedings of the  international congress on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM-05), New Delhi 12-15 September 2005
  32. Binu.P. Thomas, PV Anil Kumar, Rajendran KV, Annamala Pillai S “Theoretical simulation of holographic interferograms and shearograms”, Proceedings of the International congress on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM-05), New Delhi 12-15 September 2005
  33. Binu P. Thomas, K. V. Rajendran and S. Annamala Pillai “Whole field NDT of Porous Materials using Digital Holography”, National seminar NDE 2006 organised by ISNT at Hyderabad, 7-9 Dec 2006. 
  34. Jeby Philip and S. Annamala Pillai “An Assessment Of The Residual Stress Field In The HAZ of TIG Welded Aluminium 2219 Plates Due To Weld Repairs Using High Speed Hole Drilling Technique” National Welding Seminar NWS 2006 at Chennai, 24-26 Nov 2006. 
  35. Jeby Philip, S A Pillai and R Vijayakumar, “Non-Contact Deflection Measurement at High Temperatures Using Digital Image Correlation Technique On Rocket Payload Shell During Thermo-Structural Test”,National Conference on Recent Trends in Optoelectronics and laser Technology, NCOL 2007, April 9-11, 2007, Trivandrum. 
  36. S.A. Pillai, Jeby Philip, R.Vijayakumar, “Remote Real Time Monitoring of Critical Locations in Pressure Vessels Using Birefringent coating during testing”, National Conference on Recent Trends in Optoelectronics and laser Technology, NCOL 2007, April 9-11, 2007, Trivandrum
  37. Binu P. Thomas, K. V. Rajendran and S. Annamala Pillai “ Whole field NDT of Thermal Protection System using Digital Holography”, INSIGHT, Journal of British Institute of NDT, Vol 49, No 5, pp 279-282, May 2007.
  38. K. Ashokan, K. Ramesh , S.A. Pillai, Jeby Philip  “ Digital Photoelastic Evaluation Of Isochromatic Fringe Order In A 3D Model Of Complex Rocket Motor Component”, International conference on Experimental Mechanics, ICEM-13, Greece, 2007
  39. Jeby Philip, R. Vijayakumar, Digendranath Swain and S.A. Pillai “Non Contact Measurement Of Elastic Modulus For Porous Materials Using Digital Image Correlation”, Proceedings of National seminar on Aerospace Structures (NASAS-2007), Held at Park College of Engineering, Coimbatore, 15-16 Oct 2007. 
  40. S. A. Pillai , Jeby Philip, and R Vijayakumar, “Studies On The Effect Of Adhesive Bonded Patch Pads On Cracked Regions Using Photoelastic Models”, Proceedings of National seminar on Aerospace Structures (NASAS-2007), Held at Park College of Engineering, Coimbatore,15-16 Oct 2007. 
  41. Jeby Philip, Leena Mahesh Melag,S. Annamala Pillai and S.P. Butee,”An Assessment Of Variations In Residual
    Stress Field In The HAZ Of AC TIG Welded Aluminium 2219 Plates Due To Post Weld Heat Treatments Using High-Speed Hole Drilling Technique”, Proceedings of National seminar on Aerospace Structures (NASAS-2007), Held at Park College of Engineering, Coimbatore, 15-16 Oct 2007. 
  42. Digendranath Swain, Jeby Philip, R. Vijayakumar and S.A.Pillai, “Measurement of flexural modulus for densified silica tiles using Improved Digital Image Correlation Technique” ,National seminar on Special purpose, strategic & futuristic materials for high technology sectors, Organised by  Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) , Trivandrum, 16-17 Oct 2008.
  43. Binu.P. Thomas, S.A. Pillai, “ A Portable Digital Holographic System for NDT of Aerospace Structures”,  International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology (INCAST) at NAL, Bangalore 26-28 June 2008.
  44. Binu.P. Thomas, S.A. Pillai, “ High Speed Generation Of Digital Holographic Interferograms And Shearograms For NDT”,  INSIGHT,  Journal of British Institute of NDT, Vol 51 No 5 pp 252-256, May 2009
  45. Binu P. Thomas, S. Annamala Pillai “Digital Holography for Wholefield NDT Applications”, Journal of Aerospace Science and Technology, Aeronautical Society of India, Vol 61, No 2, May 2009, pp-334-341.
  46. Digendranath Swain, Jeby Philip, S.A. Pillai and R. Vijayakumar, “Non contact Modulus Measurement at Elevated temperature for Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) materials using Digital Image Correlation”, National seminar on Aerospace: The Expanding frontiers and Challenges (ASET-09) , Aeronautical Society of India, Trivandrum Jnue 12-13, 2009.
  47. Binu. P.Thomas, S.A. Pillai, “Detection of Debonds in SiC foam sandwich Thermal Protection Systems (TPS}  using Real Time Digital holographic Interferometry”, National seminar on Aerospace: The Expanding frontiers and Challenges (ASET-09) , Aeronautical Society of India, Trivandrum June 12-13, 2009
  48. Jeby Philip, Digendranath Swain, R. Vijayakumar, S A Pillai  and K Ramesh “Digital Photoelastic Stress Analysis Of A Wing To Fuselage Joint Used In Aerospace Vehicle”, Proceedings of International conference on Contemporary Trends in Optics and Optoelectronics, XXXV OSI Symposium, 2011 held at Trivandrum 17-19 Jan 2011
  49. Binu P Thomas, Jeby Philip and S Annamala Pillai, “Time-Average Digital Holographic System For In-Situ NDT Of Sandwich Structures”, Proceedings of International conference on Contemporary Trends in Optics and Optoelectronics, XXXV OSI Symposium, 2011 held at Trivandrum 17-19 Jan 2011 
  50. S.A Pillai,” Photoelasticity- A Reliable Tool for Stress Analysis of Joints Used in Launch Vehicles”, Proceedings of International conference on Contemporary Trends in Optics and Optoelectronics, XXXV OSI Symposium, 2011 held at Trivandrum 17-19 Jan 2011 
  51. Purushothaman. K.K, Binu B, Jeby Philip, S. Annamala Pillai & Ilangovan, “Acoustic Emission Monitoring And Evaluation Of Nickel Hydrogen Battery Cell Cases” , Proceedings of National Seminar NDE 2011, organized by Indian Society for Non Destructive Testing, Chennai, 8-10 Dec 2011. 
  52. Binu B, Purushothaman. K.K, Jeby Philip, S. Annamala Pillai, “Acoustic Emission Response Of CFRP Hat Stiffened Flat Panels With And Without Aluminium End Brackets During Compression Load Test”, Proceedings of National Seminar NDE-2011, organized by Indian Society for Non Destructive Testing, Chennai, 8-10 Dec 2011
  53. Bibin John, Atul Kumar, Rajagopal SV, Sunil Kumar G, Annamala Pillai S, “NDT of metallic Honeycomb Sandwich Adaptor for Satellite Mounting Applications in Launch vehicle”, Proceedings of National Seminar NDE-2011, organized by Indian Society for Non Destructive Testing, Chennai, 8-10 Dec 2011
  54. B Binu,  KK Purushothaman, Jeby Philip, S A Pillai  “Structural Assessment Of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) Launch Vehicle Components Using Acoustic Emission Technique” National Seminar, NDE 2012 10-12, Dec 2012, Delhi, 
  55. Digendranath Swain, Jeby Philip, B S Raju,  and S A Pillai “Experimental Investigation Of Elasto-Plastic Concentration Factors Due To Two Circular Holes In A Flat Plate Under Uniaxial Tension”,  57th Congress of ISTAM, Pune, Dec 2012
  56. Digendranath Swain, Jeby Philip  and S. Annamala Pillai, Photoelastic Evaluation of Margin of Safety at a Complex Blind Drill Impression in a Rocket Motor Case”, Indian Conference on applied Mechanics (INCAM) 2013, IIT, Madras, 4-6, July 2013
  57. Jeby Philip , Digendranath Swain, S. Annamala Pillai and K. Ramesh ,”Failure Analysis of a Launch Vehicle Interstage Structure using Photoelasticity”, Indian Conference on applied Mechanics (INCAM) 2013, IIT, Madras, 4-6, July 2013
  58. Digendranath Swain, Jeby Philip  and S. Annamala Pillai , “Optimised Digital Image Correlation (DIC) for Measuring high strain gradient regions “, Indian Conference on applied Mechanics (INCAM) 2013, IIT, Madras, 4-6, July 2013
  59. Binu P Thomas, S Annamala Pillai and C S. Narayanamurthy, “TIme average digital holographic interferometry for non-destructive testing(NDT) of curved sandwich structures”, 37th National Symposium Of Optical Society Of India, January 2013, Pondichery
  60. Resmi SS, Santhosh SS, Rachel SKD, Sirajudheen Ahamed, “Prediction of Strain/displacement in  a launch vehicle structure using FEM and validation through test”, Proceedings of MSC India users conference held at Bengaluru, 5th to 6th Sep 2013 
  61. Digendranath Swain, Jeby Philip, and S Annamala Pillai,”  Assessment of a Complex Aerospace Design through Optical Techniques”, Applied Mechanics and Materials Vols. 592-594 (2014) pp 1006-1010, © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland  
  62. Digendranath Swain, Jeby Philip, S Karthigai Selvan, S Annamala Pillai, “Digital Image Correlation (DIC)- An Invaluable Tool For Non-Contact And Full Field Assessment Of Critical Regions On Launch Vehicle Structures”, Aerospace Structure Technologies: Progress & Outlook” (ASET 2014), Seminar organized by Aeronautical Soc of India, Thiruvananthapuram 14-15 June 2014. 
  63. Digendranath Swain, Binu P Thomas, Jeby Philip, S Annamala Pillai, “Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation  (Q-NDE) Of A Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel (COPV) Liner Using Digital Image Correlation (DIC)”, Aerospace Structure Technologies: Progress & Outlook” (ASET 2014), Seminar organized by Aeronautical Soc of India, Thiruvananthapuram 14-15 June  2014. 
  64. Digendranath Swain, Jeby Philip, S Annamala Pillai, “A modified Regularized Scheme for Isochromatic Demodulation in RGB Photoelasticity”,  Optics and Lasers in Engineering,61,2014, pp 39-51 
  65. Binu B, , Purushothaman KK, S.A.Pillai Jeby Philip, “ Structural Integrity Assessment of Aluminium Liquid Propellant Tanks During Proof Pressure Testing Using Acoustic Emission Technique” 14Th  Asia-Pacific Conference on NDT (APCNDT) 2013, Nov 18-22. Mumbai. 
  66. D. Swain. B.P. Thomas, J. Philip, S. Annamala Pillai,” Non-uniqueness of the Color Adaptation Techniques in RGB Photoelasticity”, Experimental Mechanics, Journal of Society for Experimental Mechanics, USA Published on line 17 March 2015. 
  67. D. Swain, J. Philip, S.A. Pillai, K. Ramesh,” A Revisit to the Frozen Stress Phenomena in Photoelasticity”, Experimental Mechanics, Journal of Society for Experimental Mechanics, USA,  (2016) 56:903–917.
  68.  Binu.  P. Thomas,  S. Annamala Pillai, C. S. Narayanamurthy ,” Investigation on vibration excitation of debonded sandwich structures using time average digital holography (TADH)”, Journal of Applied Optics, USA, Vol. 56, No. 13 / May 1 2017
  69. Binu P  Thomas, S Annamala Pillai, C S Narayanamurthy, ” Numerical Solution For Separating Coupled And Non-Localized Photoelastic Isochromatic And Isopachic Fringes”,  under review for publication in  Optics and Laser Technology 
  70. Binu P  Thomas, S Annamala Pillai, C S Narayanamurthy, ” Digital holographic study on the dynamic response of plates with geometric and material discontinuities simulating potted-insert metallic  honeycomb sandwich structure “, Journal of Applied Optics, USA, Vol. 58, No. 5 / 10 February 2019
  71. Binu P. Thomas, S. Annamala Pillai & C.S. Narayanamurthy,” Photoelastic Digital Holographic Polariscope ”   Journal of Modern Optics, UK, DOI: 10.1080/09500340.2019.1575484, Published online: 14 Feb 2019  
INVITED LECTURES
    1. “Photoelastic Coating as NDE Tool”, lecture delivered at  Refresher Course on NDT, organised by Indian Society for Nondestructive Testing, Trivandrum, 2002
    2. “Photoelastic Coating And Laser Speckle Techniques In NDE”, lecture delivered at S.B.College, Changanasery, Kerala.
    3. “Role of Photoelasticicity on Design and Qualification of Launch Vehicle structural components”. Lecture delivered at Applied Mechanics Department, IIT, Madras, July 2002.
    4. “Digital Speckle Interferometry – A Powerful Tool for NDT and Strain Analysis”, Lecture delivered at Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, 2003
    5. “3D Photoelasticity a Complete Solution to Complex Stress Analysis Problems”, Lecture delivered at Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, 2003
    6. “Digital Video Imaging and Machine Vision”, Lecture delivered at department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, 2004
    7. Delivered two lectures  on ” Photoelastic coating as NDE Tool” and ” Laser Speckle Techniques in NDT” at Refresher Course on NDT, organised by Indian Society for Nondestructive testing, Trivandrum, 2003
    8. “Application of lasers for Non destructive Evaluation”,  lecture delivered at Seminar on application of Lasers, Department of Physics, NSS college for women, Trivandrum, Nov 2004
    9. “Optical techniques in NDT” and “Acoustic Emission Testing”,  lectures delivered at Seminar on Non destructive testing, Edathua, kerala 2004
    10. “Digital Imaging Techniques in Experimental Mechanics”, lecture delivered at the Seminar on Recent advances in Industrial networking  (RAIN 05), at Noorul Islam college of Engineering, Kumarakovil, Tamil Nadu, March 2005. 
    11. “Digital Photoelasticity”, lecture delivered UGC sponsored course for college teachers, UGC staff college, Trivandrum, October 2005
    12. “Digital Laser Speckle interferometry” and  “Digital Photoelasticity”  lectures delivered UGC sponsored course for college teachers, UGC staff college, Trivandrum, February 2005
    13. Photoelastic Coating for NDT”, and “Laser Speckle techniques for NDE”, Lecture delivered  at Refresher course on NDT, 2005
    14. “Photoelastic Techniques For Design And Testing Of Aerospace Structures”, lecture delivered at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu on Feb 2006.
    15. “ Recent Advances in Nondestructive Testing Methods”, Lecture delivered at Inaugural function of ISNT, Kochi Chapter, 29th  September 2006. 
    16.  S.A.Pillai, “Optical Techniques for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation”,  Invited paper presented at the workshop on non-destructive testing  held at Kochi 5th and 6th January 2006. 
    17. “Residual Stress Measurement Using High Speed Hole Drilling”, Lecture delivered at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, 20th July 2006. 
    18. “Optical Techniques In Engineering Mechanics”, lecture delivered UGC sponsored course for college teachers, UGC staff college, Trivandrum, 19 Feb 2007.
    19.  “Optical NDE Techniques”, lecture delivered at lecture series programme BODHI 2008, DB college, Sasthamkotta, Kollam 16th  Feb 2008.
    20.  “Recent Trends  Non Destructive Testing Methods”, lecture delivered at State level technical symposium at SACS M.A.V.M.M Engineering college, Madurai, 29th  Feb 2008
    21. “NDT methods – an overview”, lecture delivered at technical programme DREAMZ 08 organised by SCT college of Engineering, Trivandrum,8th March 2008.
    22. “Optical NDE Techniques”, lecture at 3 day Training programme on Advanced Non destructive Evaluation Techniques, VSSC, 24th Oct 2008.
    23. “Optical Techniques for Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation “, invited lecture delivered at ISAMPE National Conference on Composited (INCOMM-7) at NAL, Bangalore, 4-5 Dec 2008.
    24. Delivered an invited lecture on “Experimental stress Analysis” at  Vimal Jyothi college of Engineering, Kannur. Kerala 2009
    25. “Optical Non-Destructive Testing Methods“, invited lecture delivered at National Seminar on Advances in NDE of Composites (SNDE-09) at NAL, Bangalore, 27th April 2009.
    26. “Application of Lasers for Whole field strain measurement and NDE”, invited lecture delivered at Seminar on 50 years of Lasers, held on 26th Feb 2011 at Sarabhai institute of Science and Technology, Trivandrum
    27. Optical Techniques in NDT, Lecture delivered at Training Programme on NDT 17th August 2011.
    28. Optical Techniques in NDT, Lecture delivered at St gregarious College Kottarakkara Nov 2010 
    29. “Whole field Optical Techniques for Non destructive Testing and Evaluation”, Lecture delivered at  Workshop on Optoelectronics and Optical communication, organised by Dept of Opto electronics, university of Kerala, Trivandrum 5-6 Jan 2011.
    30. Photoelasticity- A Reliable Tool for Stress Analysis of Aerospace Structures”, lecture delivered at Aerospace Engg Department, Kumaraguru College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore 19th March 2011
    31. “Digital Holographic Interferometry”, Lecture delivered at National seminar on Digital Techniques in Non destructive Evaluation, Organised by Indian Society for NDT, Trivandrum,  21 Nov 2009
    32.  “Photoelasticity – An Optical Method Of Whole Field Stress Analysis” lecture delivered at Vimal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kannur ,March 2011
    33. “Experimental Stress Analysis Techniques In Aerospace Structures”, Lecture delivered at Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Engineering, Coimbatore, March 2012
    34. “Non Destructive testing Methods”, Lecture delivered at Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Kumaraguru college of Engineering, Coimbatore, March 2012
    35. “Optical Methods in non-destructive Testing”, Lecture delivered at Vimal Jyothi College of Engineering. Kannur, March 2012
    36. “Acoustic Emission Testing”, lecture delivered at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, March 2012
    37. “Optical Methods in Experimental Stress/ strain Analysis”, lecture delivered at Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, 11th Nov 2012
    38. “Optical NDT Techniques with applications to Launch Vehicle components”, Asia-Pacific Conference on NDT (APCNDT) 2013, Nov 18-22. Mumbai.
    39. “ Some aspects of Management”, lectured delivered at SCT college of Engineering, Trivandrum Feb 2015. 
    40.  “Optical Techniques For Strain Measurement And NDT”, invited talk delivered under ISNT colloquium at Indira Gandhi centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam , 30th April 2015.
    41. “Significance of Non destructive Testing”, lecture delivered during Workshop on Non Destructive Evaluation organised by Indian Society for  NDT, at Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology,  January 2016
    42. “Residual Stress Measurement Techniques”, lecture delivered at Short Term training Program on Experimental Stress Analysis Sponsored by TEQIP-II July 19 – 23, 2016 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram- 695 035
    43. “Digital Image Correlation”, lecture delivered at Short Term training Program on Experimental Stress Analysis Sponsored by TEQIP-II July 19 – 23, 2016 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram- 695 035
    44. “Acoustic Emission Techniques for SHM”, Lecture delivered at short term course in Structural health monitoring, Department of Civil engineering, College of Engineering Trivandrum, October 2016
    45. “SHM using Optical Methods”, Lecture delivered at short term course in Structural health monitoring, Department of Civil engineering, College of Engineering Trivandrum, October 2016
    46. “Optical Methods for structural Health Monitoring”, Lecture delivered at short term course on Health monitoring of Structures, Department of Civil engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, February 2017.
    47. “Structural Integrity Assessment through Optical Methods”, Lecture delivered at Bishop Jerome Engineering College, Kollam,  December 2018
    48. “Structural Design and Evaluation”, Lecture delivered at Faculty Development programme organised by sarabhai Institue of Science and Technology, Trivandrum , December 2018
ACADEMIC GUIDANCE
    1. Guided one student for PhD in Aerospace department  in digital holography techniques at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. 
    2. “Strain and Displacement Measurement Using  Speckle Photography and use of Image Processing to Improve Accuracy”, MTech project, Mechanical Engineering Dept.,  College of Engineering, Trivandrum 
    3. “Stress Intensity Factor Measurement on Tensile Specimens With cracks Using Photoelasticity”, MTech Project, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum
    4. “Image Processing And Its Application To Inspection Of Printed Circuit Boards”, B.Tech project work, Dept of Electrical and Electronics Engg., College of Engineering, Trivandrum.
    5. “Displacement Measurement using Digital Image Correlation Techniques”. B.Tech project work, Dept of Mechanical Engg., College of Engineering, Trivandrum 
    6. “Photoelastic Stress analysis of Anatomic And Non-Anatomic Posterior Tooth Forms”.  MDS project work, Dental College, Trivandrum .
    7. “Photoelastic stress analysis of Endodontic posts” . MDS project work, Dental College, Trivandrum 
    8. “Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry for Displacement measurement”, MTech Project,  Optoelectronic and Laser tecnology. CUSAT, Kochi
    9. “Displacement Measurement By Digital Image Correlation  Using Random Speckle Patterns” BTech project  for SCT college of Engineering, Trivandrum 
    10. “2D Stress Analysis Of Bolted Flange Joints Using Photoelasticity”, BTech project for College of Engineering, Adoor, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi .
    11. “Measurement of Elastic Modulus using Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry”, MPhil Project,  Department of Optoelectronics. University of Kerala, Trivandrum ,2003
    12. “Theoretical Modelling And Experimental Validation Of Holographic And Holographic Shearing Interferometry” MPhil Project,  Department of Optoelectronics. University of Kerala, Trivandrum, 2004.
    13. “ Stress Analysis Of A Semi Infinite Plate With Concentrated Loads At Boundary Using Photoelastic Method”, Department of mechanical engineering, SCMS school of engineering and technology, Kerala March 2004
    14. “ Photo Elastic Stress  Analysis Of Different Geometries In A Semi Infinite Plate” , BTech project,  Department of mechanical engineering, College of engineering Trivandrum , Kerala, August 2005
CONTRIBUTION TO SEMINAR / CONFERENCE ORGANISING

Contributed as chairman of different  committees in various  National Seminars, Member, Organising committee for various national and international conferences, Chaired many technical sessions in various seminars.

REVIEW OF PAPER / THESIS
    • Reviewed more than 35 Technical papers from VSSC for publication in journal/ conferences. 
    • MS thesis titled “New Methodology For Effective Phase Unwrapping In Digital  Photoelasticity”, from IIT, Madras evaluated. 
    • MS thesis “Digital Photoelastic Evaluation Of Stress Field Parameters For A Patched Interfacial Crack In A Bi-Material”, from IIT, Madras. 
    • Reviewed the technical paper titled “Separation Of Principal Stresses By Analytical Method And Digital Image Processing With Photoelastic Data” by C.W. Chang, and H.S. Lein for publication in Experimental Mechanics Journal, USA
    • Reviewed the technical paper titled, “ Finite Element Simulation of Isoclinic and Isochromatic Phasemaps for use in Digital Photoelasticity “, authored by K. Ashokan and K. Ramesh for Publication in the Journal Experiemental Techniques, USA. 
    • External Examiner for Three MTech (Optoelectronics) thesis Viva at department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, 2008.
    • Reviewed the paper titled “Monitoring of lubrication level of an open gear in movable bridge by using Image Processing”, Experimental Techniques Journal, USA
    • Evaluated PhD Thesis titled “Kinematics of Strain Localization Accompanying Lüders Instability using Infrared Thermal Imaging and Digital Image Correlation”,  Homi Bhabha National Institute, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, 2015.
PATENT / COPYRIGHT / AWARD
      • In house Development  of Hologram processing Software HDigital in Visual Basic and later in LABView. HDigital is copy righted and is being marketed.
      • Portable digital Holography system was designed and realised for Non destructive testing. This is patented
      • Received the following awards ( as a Team member) during the Innovation Day conducted by VSSC on 16th March 2012
  1. First runner up in the Best Innovation Competition
  2. Certificate of appreciation for inventor of HDigital Software for processing of Digital Holograms (Patent No. 324/2004 COSW)
  3. Certificate of appreciation for inventor of Portable Real time Digital Holographic System (Patent No IN 247506)
CONTRIBUTION TO PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
  • Life member and Honorary Fellow of Indian Society for Nondestructive Testing, Thiruvananthapuram Chapter . Contributed as
  1. Chairman, Thiruvananthapuram chapter for  3 years (2010 – 2013).  (the chapter got 2 Awards – BEST CHAPTER AWARD AND NATIONAL NDT AWARD under the category of NDT Systems innovation for our chapter member in  during 2012)
  2. Treasurer for 2 years
  3. Contributed as member and chairman of various committees for seminar and courses organised by ISNT Thiruvananthapuram Chapter.
  4. Editor- of  IMAGE House journal of ISNT Thiruvananthapuram Chapter for 2 years
  5. Executive committee member of ISNT Thiruvananthapuram chapter for more than 15 years.
  6. Course Director for Refresher Course on NDT conducted by Thiruvananthapuram chapter  for 2 courses.
  • Life Member of Aeronautical Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram branch. 
  1. Vice Chairman of Thiruvananthapuram branch for 2 years  and executive committee member for 2 years. 
  2. Contributed as member and chairman of various committees for seminars organised by Aeronautical Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram branch.
  • Fellow – Institution Of Engineers (India)
  • Fellow – System Society of India. 
  • Life member – Indian Society for Advancement in Material Process Engineering
OTHERS
  • Board of studies member for Aeronautical  department of  Ramakrishna Engineering college, Coimbatore
  • Member of syllabus review committee for Aeronautical engineering course in Kerala university. 
  • Chief Guest for inauguration of Experimental Laboratory at Lord Jeganath College of Engineering, KK dist, Tamil Nadu. January 2013
  • Invited Guest for college day function at PSN Institute of Technology, KK dist, Tamil Nadu , March 2013
  • President – Space Engineers Association for 2 years. Conducted many cultural and Technical programmes.
  • Chief Guest for Valedictory function of Aeronautical Engineering Association, Aero modeling club and AeSI student Chapter at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, March 2012
  • Chief Guest for Inauguration of Mechanical engineering Association at Bishop Jerome Engineering College, Kollam, December 2018
Dr. Thamaraikannan, S, Head of the Department
  • Thamaraikannan, S., Sunny, M. R., & Pradhan, S. C. (2019). Chirality dependent mechanical properties of carbon nano-structures. Materials Research Express, 6(9), 095018. 
  • Thamaraikannan, S., Pradhan, S. C., & Sunny, M. R. (2017). Parametric study on Topology of carbon Nanotubes Effects on Mechanical properties. Materials Today: Proceedings, 4(8), 9117–9125. 
  • Thamaraikannan, S. and Pradhan, S.C. (2016) Atomistic Study of Carbon Nanotubes: Effect of Cut-Off Distance, in TMS 2016: 145 Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Supplemental Proceedings (ed TMS), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA.
  • U. Mandal, S. Thamaraikannan, S. C. Pradhan, “Small scale effect on the transverse vibration of single-layered graphene sheet under magneto-thermal environment” Sixth International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics- ICTACEM 2014.
  • S. Thamaraikannan and T. Velmurugan, “Design and Analysis of Aero-Structural Wing”, International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology, (ICAET-2011), May 27-28, 2011 

Dr. S. SUGANYADEVI , Associate Professor

  • Lore, S., Sarangan, S., & Singh, B. N. (2018). Quantification of epistemic uncertainty in laminated composite plates under static and in-plane loads using trigonometric shear deformation theory. Composite Structures, 206, 967–977. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.07.097 
  • Sarangan, S., & Singh, B. N. (2018). Flexural analysis of laminated plates based on trigonometric layerwise shear deformation theory. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 25(15–16), 1351–1360. https://doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2016.1232455 
  • Sarangan, S., & Singh, B. N. (2017). Evaluation of free vibration and bending analysis of laminated composite and sandwich plates using non-polynomial zigzag models: C0 Finite element formulation. Aerospace Science and Technology, 68, 496–508. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2017.06.001
  • Suganyadevi, S., & Singh, B. N. (2016). Assessment of Composite and Sandwich Laminates Using a New Shear Deformation Theory. AIAA Journal, 54(2), 789–792. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J054443 
  • Sarangan, S., & Singh, B. N. (2016). Higher-order closed-form solution for the analysis of laminated composite and sandwich plates based on new shear deformation theories. Composite Structures, 138, 391–403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.11.049 Suganyadevi Sarangan, & Singh, B. N. (2016). Improved zigzag theories for laminated composite and sandwich plates with interlaminar shear stress continuity. Aerospace Science and Technology, 52, 243–255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2016.02.034 
  • Suganyadevi, S., & Singh, B. N. (2016). Dynamic Analysis of Laminated Composite and Sandwich Plates Using Trigonometric Layer-wise Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory. International Journal of Aerospace System Engineering, 3(1), 10–16.  https://doi.org/10.20910/IJASE.2016.3.1.10
Mr. N. SATHESH RAJA, Assistant Professor
  • “Numerical Simulation of flow over a re-entry crew module” in 19th Annual CFD Symposium conducted by Aeronautical Society of India at National Aeronautics Laboratory, Bangalore on 10-11 August 2017.
  • “Numerical Simulation Over a Multi-body Launch Vehicle Module at Various Transonic Mach Numbers”, FME Transactions, Belgrade Vol.45 No.2, pp 9-15, 2017. – 
Mr. NIVIN FRANCIS, Assistant Professor
  • “CFD analysis of swept and leaned Transonic Compressor Rotor” in International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology.
Mr. BIBIN THOMAS, Assistant Professor
  • Proposal Model Propulsion System suitable for Unidentified Flying Objects for Future Space Travel” on Journal of Advanced Engineering Research ISSN:2393-8447 (Volume 4 Issue1, 2017
Mr. S. RATHNAVEL, Assistant Professor
  • “Numerical Simulation of flow over a re-entry crew module” in 19th Annual CFD Symposium conducted by Aeronautical Society of India at National Aeronautics Laboratory, Bangalore on 10-11 August 2017.
  • “Numerical Simulation Over a Multi-body Launch Vehicle Module at Various Transonic Mach Numbers”, FME Transactions, Belgrade Vol.45 No.2, pp 9-15, 2017. 
  • “Design and Analysis of an Atmospheric Vortex Engine”, International Journal of Research in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Vol.3 Issue.2, pp 1-9, 2015.
Mrs. Neethi Madhavan C.S., Assistant Professor
  • Design and Analysis of NACA 2414 Aerofoil ,International  journal of scientific Research and Review: ISO 7021:2008 certified: Certificate ID:IJSSR/D1270,Volume 8,Issue I January 2019
Conference attended
  • Mrs. Neethi Madhavan C S presented a paper on Design and analysis of Gurney flap Aerofoil, International Conference on Recent Innovations and Development in Mechanical Engineering-IC-RIDME ‘2K18-Bharath Institute of Higher Education And Research Chennai, Tamil Nadu- ISBN 978-93-86712-51-6
  • Mrs. Greeshma V S  presented a paper on Analysis of Fatigue Characteristics of horizontal axis wind turbine blade, International Conference ICTARGET  2017, Vellore Institute of Technology, 31st March ,2017
  • G.Keerthana Krishnan, has presented a paper on title” Experimental investigations on the performance and exhaust emissions of diesel engine using Jatropha oil as a fuel”at National Conference Innovation and Advances in Mechanical Engineering NCIAME,17.
  • SruthiKrishna S, has has presented a paper on title” Design and Analysis of Composite Propeller Shaft” at National Conference Innovation and Advances in Mechanical Engineering NCIAME,17
  • Mr.Bibin Thomas, has presented a paper on title “Investigative study of Gurney Flaps on an aircraft” at Kerala Technological Congress (KETCON 2017) jointly organised by APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and Kerala state council for science,Technology and Environment(KSCSTE) held at Mar Athanasius College Kothamangalam on 13-14 January 2017.
  • Dr. S. Suganyadevi. and Singh, B.N. (2016), “Dynamic Analysis of Laminated Composite and Sandwich Plates Using Trigonometric Layer-wise Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory”, Asian Joint Symposium on Aerospace Engineering, May 18-21,2016, Jeju Island, Korea.
  • Mr. Bibin Thomas ,presented a paper in NPC-2015 national propulsion conference at IIT Bombay. (CFD analysis of single expansion ramp nozzles).Abstract no.NPC-2015-51.
  • Mrs. Neethi Madhavan C S presented a paper on Design & Experimental Study of Feathered Wing Over Normal Wing International Conference on Aeronautical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering- INCAMCE-’15 Rajas Engineering College ,Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu   
  • Mrs. Twinky Joseph Presented a paper in the International conference, Fracture2014 on “Analysis of fracture mechanics of of Silica and Alumina reinforced composites: A Review”. 
  • Ms. G. Keerthana Krishnan has presented a paper on performance evaluation  of three probe flow analyzer with the aid of computational fluid dynamics in International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering Science and Management on 30th August 2015 at PHD chamber, New Delhi.
Faculty Development Programme
  • Dr. Thamarakannan, Dr. Suganyadevi, Mr. Sathesh Raja, Mr. Bibin Thomas, Mrs. Neethi Madhavan C S, Mrs. Greeshma V S  and Ms. Keerthana Krishnan have participated in the short term course on Mechanics of advance composite materials organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi during 9th to 13th February 2021
  • Mr. Bibin Thomas, has participated in the 2 weeks faculty development program on Entrepreneurship sponsored by  NSTEDB, Department of science and technology, Government of India at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering , Kanjirapally from 9th to 21st December 2019
  • Dr. Annamala Pillai, Mr. Nivin Francis, Mr. Sathesh Raja, Mr. Bibin Thomas, Mr. Rathnavel, Mrs. Neethi Madhavan C S, Mrs. Greeshma V S  and Ms. Keerthana Krishnan of Aeronautical Department have attended the Faculty Development Program on Advance Non Destructive testing Techniques organized by Mechanical Engineering Department and Aeronautical Engineering Department of RIET along with ISNT  from 8th July 2019 to  10th July 2019
  • Mr. Bibin Thomas Faculty development program on Student Induction Program on 13th to 15th June 2019
  • Mr. Nivin Francis and Mr. Sathesh Raja attended National Seminar on Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aero Space Applications on 19th March 2019, NICHE.
  • Mrs. Neethi Madhavan C S attended the FDP on Student Induction Program for AICTE approved institutions, Conducted by Model Finishing School, TVM from 7th June 2018 to 9th June 2018
  • Mrs. Greeshma V S, Mr. Rathnavel and Ms. Keertha Krishnan attended three day Faculty Development Program on Concepts coaching conducted by ICT Academy of Kerala in July 2018.
  • Mrs. Greeshma VS and Mrs. Twinky Joseph attend the Faculty development program on Recent Trends in Advanced Materials 19th December 2017 to 21st December 2017 ,Vidya Academy of Science and Technology Technical campus Kilimanoor
  • Mr. Bibin Thomas attended the Faculty development program conducted by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India  from 27th November 2017 to 9th December 2017,SNIT,Adoor
  • Mr. Nivin Francis, has participated Two day FDP on “Computational Fluid Dynamics” conducted by UKF College of Engineering and Technology, Paripally from 22nd June to 23rd 2017
  • Mr. Nivin Francis attended FDP on Essential Mathematics for Engineering conducted by KTU at College of Engineering, Trivandrum from 29th November 2016 to 03rd December 2016
  • Mr. Nivin Francis, has participated FDP Essential Mathematics for Engineering conducted by APJ Abdul Kalam University association with ICT Academy of Kerala at CET Campus on 29th November,3rd December  2016.
Workshops Attended
  • Ms. G. Keerthana Krishnan has participated as the official faculty coordinator at the professional students summit February 15th 2020 held at CUSAT, Kalamasser
  • Ms. G. Keerthana Krishnan has participated in the two day conclave EDGE 2020- The space technology conclave including the INSPIRE Workshop organized by The Space park Kerala on 31st January to 1st February 2020 at The Raviz Kovalam, Trivandrum
  • Ms. G. Keerthana Krishnan has participated as a delegate at the professional students summit 2019 held at CUSAT , Kochi
  • Ms. G Keerthana Krishnan has participated as a delegate at TiEcon Kerala 2019 held at Le Meridian Convention Centre, Kochi, 4rth and 5th October 2019
  • Ms. G. Keerthana Krishnan has participated in the technology clinic programme on Artificial intelligence, internet of things ,Robotics conducted  by District Industries centre,. Trivandrum from 28th to 30th January 2019
  • Mr. Bibin Thomas and Ms. Sruthi Krishna  has participated in IEDC submit 2018 organised b y Kerala start up mission on 3rd November 2018 at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering Kanjirapally.
  • Ms. G. Keerthana Krishnan has participated in Smart India Hackathon 2017
  • Mr. Nivin Francis , has participated workshop on syllabus forming for Aeronautical KTU on 5th December 2016.
INDUSTRIAL VIST
INDUSTRIAL VISITS AND INTERNSHIPS

The objective of an industrial visit is to provide us an insight regarding internal working of companies. We understand that theoretical knowledge is not enough for a successful professional career. With an aim to go beyond academics, industrial visit provides students a practical perspective of the work place. Every year, the students of Aeronautical Engineering department are doing their industrial visit to Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd, Belagondapalli, Hosur, Tamilnadu.

On 7th September 2019 students of Aeronautical engineering department ( 2017-2021 batch) , 29 students visited the facility like Modern Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul centre for Commercial and Corporate Jet Aircraft including Modern Aircraft Painting facilities.

On 17th October 2018 students of Aeronautical engineering department ( 2016-2020 batch) , 33 students visited the facility like Aircraft Manufacturing & Maintenance Centre ie; assembly, machining, sheet metal fabrication, composite manufacturing, heat treatment, design, assembly hanger

39 students of Aeronautical engineering department ( 2015-2019 batch) had undergone an in plant training in Aircraft Manufacturing and maintenance division  from 10/03/2016 to 12/03/2016

Our students have undergone Internship Training on Cessna 152 , Cessna 172S and Cessna 172 P (systems), MATLAB & Simulink, RC Aircraft Design, Cessna 172 R aircraft and Pliper PA34-220, Aero modelling and UAV, Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance, Study of instrumentation, control system, Flight stumulator training on Cessna 172 R aircraft and Piper PA 34-220T(Seneca V) aircraft, Maintenance of Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft fitted with CFM 56-7B Engines, AR/VR/MR/AI/IoT 4.0 and its application in aerospace and  Division of Unmanned Research.Collaborating agencies are listed as follows:

  • Barola technologies at Chennai
  • Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited
  • Neovent Innovations with technology Incubation center (BJI)
  • Jet Aerospace Aviation Research Centre,Palakkad,Kerala,India
  • PACE LAB, Kochi in association with CET
  • United Electrical Industries ltd, Kollam
  • Embright Infotech Private Limited Bangalore
  • At Vemana INstitute of Technology by Ezenith- Empowering education , Krishna Arcade, Sector-2A, Plot No: 65, Koparkhirne, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra-400709
  • Air India Engineering Services Trivandrum
  • Airtech Engineers, Plot No: 109/A , 6th Cross, Gokul Nagar Trichy-620019
  • Travancore Titanium Products Limited
  • Government Flying Training School
  • The Emirates Group
  • The Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited
  • PACE LAB, Kochi in association with CET
  • Skyfilab, Roboversity at GECB
  • Skyfilab, Aerotrix at CET
  • Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

Department of Aeronautical Engineering have signed  MoU with Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd Belagondapalli, Hosur and Barola Technologies, Chennai

Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd Belagondapalli, Hosur

Objectives of this MOU

  1. To improve the practical knowledge through industrial visit, internship and in-plant training.
  2. To facilitate knowledge transfer through seminars and guest lecture to the student and faculties.
  3. To carry out final year project in design, development and manufacturing fields.
  4. To enhance the possibility of placements by providing on job training to students.
  5. To assist the students in patent rights, journal publication and consultancy activities
 

Barola Technologies, Chennai

Objectives of this MOU

  1. Provide opportunity for training/internship/innovation to students of RIET
  2. Exploring areas for cooperation on continuous basis
  3. To provide on-site training to students on high- end technologies which are commonly used in industry through workshops and courses .
STUDENTS ZONE
KERALA UNIVERSITY 1ST RANK
  1. Mario Ashley Motha of 2012-2016 batch has secured First Rank with Gold Medal in B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering, University of Kerala.
  2. Arya P Mohan of 2013-2017 batch has secured First Rank with Gold Medal in B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering, University of Kerala.
  3. Keerthy Unnikrishnan of 2014-2018 batch has secured First Rank with Gold Medal in B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering, University of Kerala.
  4. Amin Shaima of 2015-2019 batch has secured Fifth Rank  in B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering, Kerala Technical University.
  5. Sandra Alex of 2015-2019 batch has secured Tenth Rank  in B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering, Kerala Technical University.
WON PRIZE – DRONE RACE @ BMC COLLEGE KOLLAM

Our 1st batch students Mr. Martin Raju, Mr. Anchith, Mr. Deepu P.S. and Mr. Rahul Hari has won 2nd prize at BMC college, Kollam for Wings of Steel Drone Race

  1. Nigil Gopan and Vaishnavi UR of 2016-2020 batch have secured first prize in paper presentation and Second prize for debate competition, in the national technical symposium (AVIATORS 2K17),held at Noorul Islam University on 11ThApril2017.
  2. Krishna Rajeev of 2018-2022 batch, selected as the best parliamentarian from Thiruvananthapuram district,in the youth parliament competitions conducted by the institute of parliamentary affairs  in the year of 2017-2018
  3. Negha M. and Anupama Suresh of 2016-2020 batch have secured first prize in Debate competition, in the national technical symposium (AVIATORS 2K17) held at Noorul Islam University on 11ThApril2017.
  4. Pooja Vijay I of Batch2018-2022, Co Author In the Anthology “Yaadein: The faded memories “ compiled by Ankitha Bharti & Manoj Sharma published under the ISBN NO-978-93-90691-78-4 by The Opus Coliseum.