Important Information on Ph.D Written Test scheduled on December 4, 2019
The Department of Aerospace Engineering will conduct Ph.D Written Test on December 4, 2019. The candidates are advised to carefully go through the information given below:
- The candidates shall report sharp at 1.00 p.m. at the Software Lab-2 in the second floor of the Computer Center Building for the test.
- The written test will be a multiple-choice test, to be administered online.
- The candidates shall bring their original certificates/testimonials for verification of documents.
- The SC/ST candidates called under TA category are eligible for TA claim. Such candidates must fill the TA form and bring the form at the time of written test. Refer Link: http://www.me.iitb.ac.in/media/website_files/TAClaimform.pdf It may please be noted that candidate should affix original/xerox copy of the ticket in support of claim for onward journey and photocopy of the return journey.
- Candidates are advised to visit the Aerospace Engineering Department website at https://www.aero.iitb.ac.in and check the profiles of the respective faculty members they are interested in working with.
- For any queries on the admission process, please write to email@example.com
- Candidates may also send emails to specific faculty members should they desire any clarifications related to the specific research areas of faculty members.
Written Test for Ph.D Admission
The test aims to examine the basic disciplinary background knowledge in the specialisation of the applicant, along with the general engineering, comprehension and mathematical skills. The syllabus is at the level of undergraduate/ post graduate engineering degree in the applicable discipline.
For more details on admission please visit http://www.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/toadmission.jsp
1) AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AE
The Master’s degree programme in Aerospace Engineering provides education in multidisciplinary areas involving Aerodynamics, Dynamics & Control, Aerospace Propulsion and Aerospace Structures.
Eligibility Criterion for Admission
Candidates having First class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) in Bachelor's degree ( B.E. / B.Tech. or equivalent) are eligible. Candidates with degree in Aeronautical or Aerospace and valid GATE score in any discipline are are eligible for admission to any of the four specializations (AE1, AE2, AE3 & AE4) .
Candidates with degree in other branches of Engineering (i.e. Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation or allied branches) are eligible for admission to specific specializations of Aerospace Engineering, if they have valid GATE score in disciplines as shown in the table below:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engg./ Cvil Engg. with valid GATE score in ME/CE
Dynamics & Control (AE2)
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engg,/ Electrical / Electronics/ Instrumentation Engg.with valid GATE score in ME / EE/ EC / IN.
Aerospace Propulsion (AE3)
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engg. with valid GATE score in ME.
Aerospace Structure (AE4)
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engg./ Civil Engg. with valid GATE score in ME/CE.
Candidates having two years of relevant work experience are exempted from requirement of GATE score, provided their candidature is sponsored by the employer. Sponsored candidates wanting to take up specialisationsmust satisfy eligibility criteria in terms of qualifying degrees as specified above. However, they are not eligible foraward of Teaching/Research Assistantship.
Areas of Research
Aerodynamics: Boundary layers stability and control,Separated flows; Bluff body wakes; Drag, Jet flow interactions with obstacles;Shockwave boundary layer interactions, CFD for compressible and incompressible with flow with heat transfer,Fluidstructure interaction, Hypersonic Flows; Particle methods for computational simulation of unsteady fluid flow problems; Finite volume time domain techniques in computational electromagnetics; Optimization in aircraft design; Aerospace vehicle stability and control analysis.
Dynamics & Control: Autonomous mini aerial vehicle, Cooperative control, HILS, Dynamics & Control of flexible Aerospace Vehicles, Spacecraft attitude control and nonlinear Dynamics.
Aerospace Propulsion: Aero thermodynamic analysis and engine sizing, Axial Flow compressor design and performance analysis;cascade flow analysis;Combustion;CFD of internal flows; Microchannel cooling of gas turbine blades; Thermal signature analysis of aerospace powerplant; Aerothermal studies in hypersonics; Active and passive flow control in turbomachines.
Aerospace Structures: Mechanics of composite materials and structures; Vibration and Stability; Finite element methods of structural analysis; Aeroelasticity and Aeroservoelasticity; Structural optimization; Smart structures.