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Saturday, May 6, 2017

KWASU presently Designing an Aircraft to Fly with Car Engine – Don

Prof. Leonard Daniel of the Department of Aeronautic and Astronautic Engineering, Kwara State University has announced that students in the department are designing an aircraft that can fly using car engine. Daniel made the announcement on Thursday at the inaugural lecture of the University on Aeronautics and Astronautics in Nigeria. 

During the lecture which was titled: “Aeronautics and Astronautics: The Paradigm Shift in Nigeria’s Space Exploration and Development’’, Prof. Leonard said that the team had employed a design and stimulation tools such as the American Computer-aided engineering software (ANSYS),  a software for finite element analysis (ABACUS) and computer-aided engineering in its preliminary design evaluation of the future Aero Astro aircraft.
Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University
Daniel, who is the Provost, College of Engineering and Technology of the University, said that the students of the department had earlier designed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which was demonstrated at an exhibition in Abuja. He said that this was a milestone in the development of Aeronautic and Astronautic programme for the country.

“From silent, efficient global transportation to personal or on-demand flight that frees us from roads, and to autonomous air vehicles for delivery of information and goods, the future of flight promises to look very different from today. In partnership with our government and industrial sponsors, our aircraft design research team focuses on these enabling technologies and their application to future flight concepts".

In his remark, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdulraheed Na’allah expressed delight that the University was the first to offer programme in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He solicited for partnership from relevant stakeholders to explore and develop Aeronautics and Astronautics in the country as well as develop the needed manpower required in the field.

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