PROPULSION DIVISION

Propulsion Division is mainly involved in applied research in critical areas of gas turbine engine, high speed combustion and development of Wankel rotary engines. The division has contributed towards propulsion R&D towards civilian and strategic sectors.

 

The division has the capability for the Design, Development, Analyses and Testing of Gas Turbine Engine Components: Axial flow compressor stage, Centrifugal and mixed flow compressor stage, Straight and Reverse flow Combustors, Cascades for Compressor and Turbine, Turbines, Heat Transfer, Nozzle, Rotor dynamics and Mechanical aspects and CFD. Over the decades, Propulsion Division has contributed to the needs of GTRE and HAL towards their Gas Turbine Engine Technologies.

 

Contributed towards the development of high speed combustion technologies for DRDO & ISRO.

 

Developed 55 hp Wankel engine for UAV for DRDO..

 

 Carried out collaborative R&D with Private Aerospace Organisatios like Pratt & Whitney   and GE

 

Division continues to support other organizations like DRDO, ADA, ISRO, HAL, IGCAR, DST, BHEL, GE and Honeywell through sponsored projects.

JOINT HEAD

RAJASHEKAR C

DEPUTY HEAD (2)

MURALIDHARA H S
MONICKAVASAGOM PILLAI K

HEAD

SOUMENDU JANA

SENIOR PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST (7)

ASHFAQUE AHMAD KHAN
DILIPKUMAR BHANUDASJI ALONE DR
PRATHAPANAYAKA R
SATHIYAMOORTHY K
VENKAT S IYENGAR DR
GIRIDHARA BABU Y
SHOBHAVATHY M T

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST (14)

BRIJESHKUMAR SHAH
FELIX J
JANAKI RAMI REDDY M
SADANAND KULKARNI
SENTHIL KUMARAN R
STEVE MITHRAN A J
VEERA SESHA KUMAR C
VINOD KUMAR N
JAYAPRAKASH C
KISHOR KUMAR
MANIKANDAN L P
MUTHUSELVAN G
SANTHOSH KUMAR S
SATISH KUMAR S

SENIOR SCIENTIST (4)

BALAJI SANKAR
TAHZEEB HASSAN DANISH
EMANDI RAJESH
LAKSHYA KUMAR

SCIENTIST (2)

SHAMBHOO
Agnimitra Sunkara S N

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SOUMENDU JANA

Soumendu Jana graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Calcutta (1989) and an alumni of Mechanical Engg Department of…

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SATISH KUMAR S

Mr. S Satish Kumar is working as a Scientist at CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore since 2008. He has a Master’s degree in Computer…

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SANTHOSH KUMAR S

  B.E (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)- University of Madras - 2004 M.E (Applied Electronics), Anna University- 2007 Worked as…

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MUTHUSELVAN G

BE (Mechanical Engineering)       : Anna University, Chennai (2002-2006) ME (Aeronautical Engineering)     : Madras Institute of Technology, (MIT) (…

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MANIKANDAN L P

 L.P.Manikandan has obtained his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (CAD/CAM) from Anna University in  the year 2006 and was awarded with…

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KISHOR KUMAR

His research is concerned with fundamental and applied turbo-machinery design and development and its application to air-breathing engines of civil…

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JAYAPRAKASH C

R&D and Professional activities: Research Interests Thermodynamics Heat transfer Mechanical Engineering…

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VINOD KUMAR N

His main research interest is in the field of aero thermodynamic design of Turbo machines and testing. In specific have worked in the design and…

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VEERA SESHA KUMAR C

C. Veera Sesha Kumar has obtained M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Aerospace Structures from Indian Institute of Technology…

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STEVE MITHRAN A J

B.E (Mechanical Engineering)- Madras University- 1999 M.E (Internal Combustion Engineering), Anna University- 2002 Worked as production…

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SENTHIL KUMARAN R

R Senthil Kumaran has a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical…

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SADANAND KULKARNI

Sadanand Kulkarni has obtained Master’s degree in Mechanical Design Engineering in the year 2003. He has worked as a production planning engineer in…

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JANAKI RAMI REDDY M

Janaki Rami Reddy M has obtained M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, in 2003. He is currently working…

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FELIX J

Felix J is a Sr.Scientist at Propulsion Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore. He joined NAL in the year of 2006. His research…

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BRIJESHKUMAR SHAH

Mr Brijesh Shah is an alumni of The M S University of Baroda (BE 2006) and IIT Kanpur (MTech 2009). He joined Propulsion Division (PR) of CSIR-NAL in…

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LAKSHYA KUMAR

I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Govt. Engg. College Rewa, Post-graduation in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Space Science…

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EMANDI RAJESH

Emandi Rajesh has obtained M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Aerospace Propulsion from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (…

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TAHZEEB HASSAN DANISH

Mr. Tahzeeb Hassan Danish completed his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Patna in the year 2010 and M. Tech…

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BALAJI SANKAR

Balaji Sankar did his B Tech from Madras Institute of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering and Masters from AcSIR in Engineering of Flight Vehicles…

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Agnimitra Sunkara S N

Agnimitra obtained his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from K.L.College of Engineering and Masters in Aerodynamics from IIT-Bombay. He is currently…

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SHAMBHOO

Shambhoo is currently working as a Scientist in the Propulsion Division since April 2016. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) degree in…

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MONICKAVASAGOM PILLAI K

Mr K Monickavasagom Pillai is currently working as a Sr. Principal scientist at Propulsion Division. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical…

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MURALIDHARA H S

Muralidhara H S has completed his BE (Mechanical) from Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan in 1986. He completed M.Tech (Thermal) from IIT Madras,…

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SHOBHAVATHY M T

Joined the organization in the year 1994 as Scientist ‘B’, with Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. During her initial period from 1994 to…

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GIRIDHARA BABU Y

Mr. Giridhara Babu Y. has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara (2000). He worked at Anand Engineering College…

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VENKAT S IYENGAR DR

Dr Venkat S Iyengar is currently a Principal Scientist at the Propulsion Division, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore. Since joining NAL in…

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SATHIYAMOORTHY K

Mr Sathiyamoorthy K completed his BE from Bharathiyar University in the year 2000 and M.E from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University in the…

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PRATHAPANAYAKA R

Obtained Masters Degree from NITK, Surathkal in Heat Power Engineering. Working as Scientist in Propulsion Division, CSIR-NAL since 1999 …

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DILIPKUMAR BHANUDASJI ALONE DR

I, completed Master of Engineering with specialization in Jet Propulsion and Gas Turbine from M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, and Ph. D in…

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ASHFAQUE AHMAD KHAN

I completed B.Sc Engg in Mechanical from MACET Patna and M.E in Aerospace Engg from IISc Bangalore. Presently working as Principal Scientist in…

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RAJASHEKAR C

C Rajashekar has a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NITK, Formerly KREC,…

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SMALL GAS TURBINE ENGINE TEST (GET) FACILITY

SMALL GAS TURBINE ENGINE TEST (GET) FACILITY

Small Gas Turbine Engine Test (GET) Facility

Small Gas Turbine Engine Test (GET) Facility has been developed for testing small gas turbine engine producing thrust upto 50

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BEARINGS & ROTOR DYNAMICS LABORATORY

BEARINGS & ROTOR DYNAMICS LABORATORY

Bearings & Rotor Dynamics Laboratory

Bearings & Rotor Dynamics Laboratory of Propulsion Division comprises of National Test Facility for Rolling Element Bearings

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TRANSONIC AXIAL FLOW COMPRESSOR RESEARCH FACILITY [AFCR]

TRANSONIC AXIAL FLOW COMPRESSOR RESEARCH FACILITY [AFCR]

Transonic Axial Flow Compressor Research Facility [AFCR]

The Axial Flow Compressor Research Rig has been established for undertaking performance evaluation and parame

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CLOSED CIRCUIT CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR TEST RIG FACILITY

CLOSED CIRCUIT CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR TEST RIG FACILITY

Closed circuit Centrifugal Compressor Test Rig Facility

FACILITY 1Closed circuit Centrifugal Compressor Test Rig Facility

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HIGH SPEED ALTERNATOR TEST FACILITY

HIGH SPEED ALTERNATOR TEST FACILITY

High Speed Alternator Test Facility

Technology demonstration of a high speed alternator was done successfully for 4.5 kW Power at 30000 rpm for a small gas turbine engine

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HEAT TRANSFER LAB

HEAT TRANSFER LAB

Heat transfer Lab

  1. Film / Effusion Cooling Research Rig
  2. Turbine Rim Seal Research Rig
  3. Heat Exchangers Test Rig

 

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HIGH SPEED COMBUSTOR TEST FACILITY

HIGH SPEED COMBUSTOR TEST FACILITY

High Speed Combustor Test Facility

High Speed Combustor Test Facility (HSCTF) is first of its kind in India and a state-of-the-art facility for advanced combustor develop

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LARGE SCALE ROTATING RIG

LARGE SCALE ROTATING RIG

LARGE SCALE ROTATING RIG

The Large Scale Rotating Rig (LSRR) is a low speed, open circuit, suck-down type of facility.

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ROTARY ENGINES AND CERAMICS APPLICATION LABORATORY (RECAL)

ROTARY ENGINES AND CERAMICS APPLICATION LABORATORY (RECAL)

Rotary Engines and Ceramics Application Laboratory (RECAL)

RECAL is associated with the design, development and testing of power plants for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs

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COMBUSTION AND GAS DYNAMICS LABORATORY

COMBUSTION AND GAS DYNAMICS LABORATORY

Combustion and Gas Dynamics Laboratory

Combustion laboratory is involved in the design, development, testing and analysis of gas turbine combustors for small gas turbine engines.

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VERSATILE TURBINE TEST RIG (VTTR)

VERSATILE TURBINE TEST RIG (VTTR)

Versatile Turbine Test Rig (VTTR)

Specifications of the VTTR facility

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FLUIDIC THRUST VECTORING & COMBUSTION INSTABILITY RESEARCH FACILITY

FLUIDIC THRUST VECTORING & COMBUSTION INSTABILITY RESEARCH FACILITY

Fluidic Thrust Vectoring & Combustion Instability Research Facility

 F-1 Fluidic Thrust Vectoring Test Facility

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TRANSONIC CASCADE TUNNEL

TRANSONIC CASCADE TUNNEL

Transonic Cascade Tunnel

The Transonic Cascade Tunnel (TCT) facility located at NAL wind tunnel centre (NWTC) is an indigenously designed, unique wind tunnel facility to

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