As an aeronautics student, you’re going to spend lots of time in laboratories, so we’ve made sure that you will learn and study in an environment tailor-made for your course. From running experiments using the wind tunnels and setting up drones to hosting guest lectures, demonstrations and tutorials, our laboratories will be at the heart of your learning experience.
The Aerodynamics Laboratory is the home of our low speed and supersonic wind tunnels. Typical laboratory experiments here include determining the aerodynamic properties of an aerofoil section and influence of wing sweep on the lift and drag characteristics of a tapered wing section.
Over in our Control and Dynamics Laboratory, you will find flight simulators and programmable control experiments. Typical sessions here include studying the effects of damping and short period oscillation analysis, forced vibration due to rotating imbalance, and understanding the design and performance of proportional and integral controllers.
Ready to take a flight? Our Merlin MP520-T Engineering Flight Simulator supports the design modules, by giving you a practical experience of aircraft design. Our Elite Flight Training System also includes a fixed base Piper PA-34 Seneca III aircraft simulator designed to be qualified in accordance with FNPTII requirements.