GITAM National Workshop on Ornithopter Design & Fabrication on July 27-28, 2012

Start Date : July 27, 2012
End Date : July 28, 2012

Venue :

GITAM UNIVERSITY, Rudraram, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
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Last Dates for Events Registration: 23/07/2012

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Registration Fee : Rs 1000/- (**Registration fee includes workshop kit, tea and snacks.)


Delegates will be provided board and accommodation in the university hostels on payment if they so desire. However, they are requested to inform well in advance. Participants are expected to take care of their own travel arrangements.

Target Beneficiaries

UG & PG Students, Academicians, Teachers, Professors, Researchers, Scientists, and Industrialists.

About the Workshop

Man has always been interested in flying like birds. In Hindu as well as Greek mythology, we come across man flying or attempting to fly like a bird. The Pushpaka Vimana and Icarus’ failed adventure are examples of humans’ interest in bird flight. An ornithopter is modern man’s attempt at flying like a bird. It is an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings like a bird. This workshop looks at this correlation between birds and ornithopters and aims at understanding the various concepts of such flights — the underlying physics, design, features, launching techniques, aerodynamics, stability, and efficiency.

GITAM University Workshop

Resource Persons

* Nathan Chronister, CEO-Ornithopter Zone, USA on ornithopters
* Workshop conducted by Professionals of lIT Kanpur
* Pavan Kumar Ponnaganti Director of SKYFI Labs Max Plank Institute For Dynamics Goettingen, Germany.
* Asish Pollapothu, Dept of Aerospace Engineering,IIT Kanpur.

Workshop Highlights

• Exposure to multi disciplinary content behind ornithopters
• Introduction to opportunites in research on Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles – Ornithopters
• Exposure to innovative projects in the field of Mini and Micro AirVehicles
• Complete ornithopter fabricated by the students
• Demonstration of different configurations of remote controlled Mini Air Vehicles
• Certificates issued to all participants
• Career guidance by experienced faculty

Contact Persons & Email Ids:

Dr. M. Praveen Kumar
Y. D. Dwivedi Shri.
Ch. Koteshwara Rao

Contact: +91-9705598279, +91-9396521717
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