The Atoms of the Aerospace Industry

Google plus announced it. Facebook allows it. And sumsung galaxy S4’s camera has it as a standard feature.. Animated gif’s are back on the web.

And I couldn’t agree more as the post on How to create a quick gif in Matlab? is getting quite a lot of hits these days. So here’s one more animated gif for anyone and everyone who is interested to re-learn the nomenclature of a gas turbine blade.

Gas Turbine Nomenclature

Gas Turbine Blade Nomenclature


It’s a gif version of the powerpoint that I created sometime back.

And if you are wondering about the title of the post, you should read this….

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Thermal Barrier Coatings in Gas Turbine Engines

My colleague was saying this the other day. In todays time, if one wants to learn about some subject, there is no shortage of material on the web.

So very true.

So if you want to learn more about gas turbine thermal barrier coating, then the videos by the national academies at vimeo.com are awesome.

Thermal Barrier Coatings in Gas Turbine Engines: The role of Fracture of Metal/Ceramic Interfaces Part 3
by The National Academies

This videos are lectures delivered by Prof. John W. Hutchinson of Harvard University.

April is the cruellest month and 3 hat-tricks

April is the cruellest month, said the famous poet T.S. Eliot.

But for Indian aeronautical engineers, April 2012 will go down as a great month, says the Chief of India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Dr V.K. Saraswat.

The reason is a hat-trick achieved by the country’s aerospace community. The launch of Agni V, the longest range ballistic missile, followed by the placing of RISAT-1 satellite in orbit and finally, the success of the naval version of the Tejas (LCA).

These events have clearly demonstrated the maturing of technological and industrial capabilities in these areas

From: Thebusinessline

Aero engines of the 21st century: evolution or revolution?

Volvo Aero magazine asked this question to Vincent Garnier Vice-President Research and Technology at Snecma on engine development.

Your presentation at ISABE 2011 in Gothenburg was entitled “Aero engines of the 21st century: evolution or revolution?”. Which will it be?
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Winglets – Hype or Science

winglets hype or science

Airinsight’s post Winglets a triumph of marketing over reality inspired me to dig deeper .

And i found this good pdf titled understanding winglet technology [PDF]. Very good and easy to understand for a non technical person.

Have a read, 7 pages of simple explaination of the winglet technology. Worth a read if you are interested in airplane technology.

Winglets – Hype or Science

winglets hype or science

Airinsight’s post Winglets a triumph of marketing over reality inspired me to dig deeper .

And i found this good pdf titled understanding winglet technology [PDF]. Very good and easy to understand for a non technical person.

Have a read, 7 pages of simple explaination of the winglet technology. Worth a read if you are interested in airplane technology.

One Look is Worth A Thousand Words

I was watching this Ted video titled Yup i built a nuclear fusion reactor . Just after the video there was a promotional content for 2 minutes. The promotion was for some investments firm and it presented some facts on water shortage.

That presentation on water shortage was so wow. I was inspired.

I wanted to do something like it.

The post on reasons why so many Indian aerospace projects are delayed was fresh in my mind and that became the fodder for my experiment.

Here’s the result.

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Well the PowerPoint clearly states the points more memorably. But this effort of mine isn’t even 1% close to the water shortage presentation. But i am sure you will agree a picture is worth thousand words.

This water shortage PowerPoint will continue to color all my future presentations!

Not able to see the pictures, click here