Aerospace Engineering laboratory includes a subsonic wind tunnel, educational gas-turbine micro-jet engine and 15 simulation computers with high performance & related softwares.
Educational purpose & Experimental Opportunities
Wind tunnel: A complete manual/computer controlled subsonic wind tunnel designed for engineering and technical education as well as research and study. The educational wind tunnel is representative of basic flows in subsonic flow regimes.
Students will learn the fundamentals of subsonic aerodynamics and become familiar with the associated aerodynamics principles and efficiencies of the airfoil, aircraft, and car shapes.
Experimental and research opportunities include scientific, engineering, and aerodynamics investigations. With a wide array of sensors including pitot-static tube, smoke generator, multi-tube manometer, basic lift and drag balance, experiments relating to aerodynamics and secondary education machinery/civil through undergraduate level are readily performed. Standard courses in aerodynamics and fluid mechanics benefit from textbook direct examples are conducted and measured in real time.
Gas-turbine micro-jet engine: A complete gas turbine power plant designed for engineering and technical education as well as research and study. The core gas-generator is representative of all major gas turbine types and the Brayton and gas turbine cycles.
Students will learn the fundamentals of jet engine propulsion and become familiar with the associated thermodynamic principles and efficiencies of the Brayton Cycle.
With a wide array of sensors, experiments relating to standard courses in aircraft propulsion systems, engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics benefit from textbook direct examples are conducted and measured in real time.
Simulation Lab: The simulation laboratuary includes the development tool Matlab and two toolboxes for aircraft and satellite control and design purposes; 1) Princeton Aircraft Toolbox and 2) Princeton Spacecraft Control Toolbox.
Educational purpose: With these toolboxes, students will be able to achieve the following aims: designing and assembling aircraft from different parts, dynamic modeling and control for both subsonic and supersonic applications. The graphical tool gives chance to students to visualize the different aerodynamic coefficients for aircraft. The spacecraft tool allows students to design, analyze spacecraft missions. Students can also analyze spacecraft orbits for different types of satellites including Cube Satellites. Basic power modeling and space communications can be also simulated with the control tools.