BIT has taken firm but sure steps in ensuring that its campus becomes the preferred destination for quality research. In a short span of existence, BIT has already two research centers that have been approved by VTU. These are:

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Department of Physics


Dr. S. A. Khan

Dr. S. A. Khan Dean Research and Professor

M.Tech., PhD

M: +91 9845531478

T: + 91 824 2235100

E: sakhan@bitmangalore.edu.in

Supersonic Aerodynamics Research Laboratory:

In recent years, the ability to predict the behavior of Supersonic flow has become increasingly important. The pressures acting on the blunt base of a body in a supersonic flow has become the topic of interest for many researchers in the field of ballistics. Recognising the rapid growth of interest in supersonic drag problem associated with the development of supersonic aircraft, projectiles, missiles, and spacecraft, we at Bearys Institute of Technology, Mangalore have designed an experimental facility to study the base drag arising from flow separation behind blunt bases with the help of internal flow through sudden expansion region.

The Laboratory is equipped with state of the art equipment like an electric powered screw air Compressor of capacity 55 cfm of air at a pressure of nearly 138 psi driven by an 11kW 400V 50Hz IE2 TEFC Sq. Cage Induction Motor. An air dryer kit is available to compress the air and store in a pressure vessel made of mild steel having the pressure value 200 psi and capacity of 2 Cu meters. Two such tanks are available. A settling chamber with provision for model mounting at the centre is available along with Traverse mechanism of three dimensional with six degrees of freedom (3 translational and 3 rotational).

Scope of Collaborative Research:
  • Study and compute the trajectories of unguided rockets, shells, unguided bombs and missiles using six-degree-of-freedom trajectory Model.
  • Using the data obtained from trajectory computations to compile the range-tables for the shells/Rockets/Bombs.
  • Micro-jets designed & tested at our labs could be used by the Industry for precision cutting.
  • Use of micro- jets designed and tested at BIT in medical
  • Design of Isolators to isolate the shock waves from the supersonic nozzles, the output of such designs and experiments conducted thereof could be valuable input for the Ram-jet/Scram-jet.
  • Use of micro-jets to control the sub-sonic/sonic/supersonic jets.
  • Use of micro-jets for racing cars and automobile design
  • Designing of RP-Bomb for runway/airstrip denial.
  • Reducing the runway requirement of fighter planes using micro-jets..
  • Simulating the trajectory of bombs released from fighter air-crafts like
Contact us:

Drop us an email at sarlab@bitmangangalore.edu.in if you are interested in participating in our research projects.

The Department of Physics specializes in research projects in two domains:

  1. Nuclear Structure and Spectroscopy
  2. Nuclear Radiation and Instrumentation
1. Nuclear Structure and Spectroscopy:

Global Research Project ENSDF: Validating of nuclear data is carried out under the IAEA, Vienna and NNDC, USA coordinated global research project ENSDF. BIT is a part of the global chain of leading institutions which are involved in this work. Other institutions involved are from USA, Jordan, France, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Japan, Korea and India – among others.

This apart, the department is also active in studying Nuclear Structure of odd-mass and odd-odd mass nuclei, mostly in the transitional regions, which are of significance to the scientific community mainly due to the fascinating co-existence of band and structures. In particular, the spectroscopy of nuclei that lie far away from the stability line has been made possible only recently with the advent of (HI,Xn) reactions and Radioactive Ion Beams.

At the research center of the Department of Physics, active research is pursued in the following domains of Nuclear Structure and Spectroscopy:

(a) Alpha, Gamma spectroscopy of nuclei through collaborative research projects with national facilities at VECC, Kolkota, IUAC, New Delhi, TIFR, Mumbai and BARC, Mumbai.

(b) Nuclear structure evaluation is carried out using semi-empirical models in the super-heavy region of A >= 250.

2. Nuclear Radiation and Instrumentation:

Under this area, the following research interests are active in the department.

  1. Radiation Protection.
  2. Gamma Spectrometry, Alpha and Beta Counting.
  3. Radon Measurements.
  4. Polonium and Radioactive Lead Measurements.
  5. Nuclear Electronics.
Contact us:

Drop us an email at nuclear@bitmangalore.edu.in if you are interested in participating in our research projects.

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