MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Continuing Education Programme
Under the continuing education programme (CEP) of DRDO, the Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) , Bangalore, organised a course on Gas Turbine Technology during 5-16 March 2001. Twenty-three participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The subjects covered during the course were: aerothermodynamics of compressor and turbine, gas turbine cycles, measurement systems, combustor and flow visualisation, afterbumer combustor, fuel system, nozzle control system, engine layout and assembly etc. The faculty consisted of eminent experts in the field from GTRE, IISc, NAL, all at Bangalore and from IAT, Pune. Dr BR Pai, Head, Propulsion division, NAL, who was the Chief Guest on this occasion, gave away the course certificates to the participants.
The High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, organised a course on Ballistics of Solid Rocket Propellants from 15 January to 16 February 2001. Prof Lipanov and Dr Alexander Lukin, Institute of Applied Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, participated in the course. The topics covered during the course were useful for the development of combustion model of solid rocket propellants. The theoretical approach adopted for ignition transient of solid rocket propellant was highly useful for design and development of ignition system for various rocket propellant projects. Besides, lectures on ballistics, mathematical modelling of combustion of double-base propellants, erosive burning in solid rocket propellant motors, theory of turbulent flow in solid rocket chamber, and interior ballistics of solid rocket propellant, etc were also discussed. Twenty-eight participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course.
The Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) , Tezpur, organised a training course on Management of Agri-Wastes for Economic Upliftment for unemployed youths of Sonitpur district, during 5-8 March 2001. Dr PV Seethapathi, Director, North-Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management, Tezpur, inaugurated the course. Shri SC Das, Director, DRL, welcomed the participants and advised them to take the advantage of research findings through this training course for uplifting their economy. Dr AK Sannigrahi was the Course Director. Shri TK Das, Dy Director, DRL, delivered the valedictory address.