School of Aeronautics

The School of Aeronautics could hardly be better situated for the research and study for Aeronautics. With its location in Xi’an, the School is in a unique position to combine the best of the aeronautical industries in the city. The predecessors of the School are the Aircraft Department and the Civil Aviation Engineering College. The Aircraft Department was founded in 1952 by merging three Aeronautics Departments of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Nanjing University and Zhejiang University. The next big expansion occurred in 1970 when the Aircraft Department of Harbin Engineering College merged into the Department. With the approval of the AVIC (Aviation Industries of China) and CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China), Civil Aviation Engineering College was jointly founded by NPU, AMECO (Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation) and CNWA (China Northwest Airline) in 1994. Another big development was the Aircraft Department’s merger with the Civil Aviation Engineering College in 2003.

Currently, the School has 37 professors including two members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and three Yangze River Scholars, and 35 associate professors. There are over 1300 undergraduate students, 299 postgraduate students, and 116 PhD candidates at the School. The graduates of the School of Aeronautics have played a key role in the aeronautical industry in China. Zhang Qingwei, the General Manager of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is one of the famous alumni of the School.

Department of Aircraft Design Engineering
Department of Synthetic Technique and Control Engineering
Department of Hydromechanics
Department of Aeronautical Structure Engineering
Department of Civil Aviation Engineering

The School offers the following six undergraduate degree programs:
Aircraft Design Engineering
Electric Engineering and its Automation
Aircraft Environment and Life Safeguard Engineering

Safe Engineering

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Electronic Information Engineering

The School also has the following thirteen disciplines leading to a M.S. and a Ph.D.:

Aircraft Design (M.S., Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Position)
Aircraft Conceptual Design
Aircraft Structure Design
Aircraft Aerodynamic Configuration and Stealth Integration Design
Aircraft Flight Mechanics and Control
Aircraft Reliability Engineering
Active Control; Synthetic Control; Flight Management Technique
Hydromechanics (M.S., Ph.D.)
Theoretical and Computational Hydromechanics
Aircraft Design Aerodynamics
Experimental Hydromechanics and Technique for Measuring and Control
Fluid-Solid Coupling and Aerodynamic Noise
Industry Aerodynamics
Solid Mechanics (M.S., Ph.D.)
Structure Fatigue, Fracture and Reliability Analysis
The New Computational tactic and Numerical Method
Structure Dynamics and Dynamic Failure Analysis
Traffic Transportation Programming and Management (M.S., Ph.D.)
Flight Dynamic Features and Flight Qualities
Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Economy and Operation
Man-machine Environment Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
MMES Engineering and Synthesis Layout
Man-machine Engineering
The Environment Problems in Aircraft
Hydro- Mechanism and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Energy Saving and Ventilation Engineering
Fluid Solid Coupling and Control (M.S., Ph.D.)
Theoretical and Computational Liquid-Solid Coupling Mechanics
Experimental and Fluid-Solid Coupling Mechanics
Fluid-Solid Coupling Control
Aerospace Safety Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Aerospace Safety System Engineering
Risk Evaluation and Disaster Protection
Failure Diagnosis and Health Monitoring
Means of Transport Applied Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Means of Transport Safety and Reliability Guarantee Technique
Traffic Information and Electronic System
Means of Transport advanced Control System Technique
Power System Operation Control and Failure Diagnosis
Means of Transport Navigation and Traffic Management
Communication and Information System (M.S., Ph.D.)
Detecting and Control Network and Dummy Simulating Technique
Power Electronic and Electrical Drive (M.S., Ph.D.)
Aircraft Electric System

Material Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
Corrosion and Protection
Material Processing Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Solidification Technique and Material Preparation Figuration

The School is home to one national key laboratory, one national specialized laboratory, and ten other laboratories, institutes and centers that give support to the Aircraft Design, Fluid Dynamics, Solid Mechanics and other disciplines.
The National Key Laboratory of Aerofoil/Foil Grid Aerodynamics
The National Specialized Laboratory of Dynamics and Strength
Aerodynamic Numerical Simulate Laboratory
Aerodynamics Laboratory
Airframe Strength Laboratory
Aerofoil Research Center
Airplane Design New Technology Institute
Structure Strength Institute
Hydromechanics Institute
Reliability Engineering Institute and Structure Integration Institute
Corrosion and Protection Research Center
Civil Aviation Trouble Shooting Research Center

Shaanxi Wind Machine and Pump Engineering Center

The School has made significant contributions for the Chinese aeronautic industries. In recent years, the School of Aeronautics has achieved 15 National Awards for Scientific Progress, 109 awards at provincial and ministerial level, and 11 national patents. It has published more than 1000 research articles both in Chinese and internationally well-know journals.