CSIR lab to make com­pos­ite air-frame parts for Te­jas

Governance Now - - ECOLOGY -

CSir-na­tional aero­space lab­o­ra­to­ries (csir-nal) has re­ceived a ₹100 crore or­der for de­liv­er­ing crit­i­cal com­pos­ite air-frame com­po­nents to Hin­dus­tan aero­nau­tics lim­ited (Hal) for the lcate­jas, a stan­dard air­craft with full op­er­a­tional ca­pa­bil­ity.

min­is­ter of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy and vice pres­i­dent, csir, Harsh Vard­han high­lighted the csir’s com­mit­ment to the make in in­dia ini­tia­tive. “The cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy is one of the crit­i­cal tech­nolo­gies that make the lca a 4th gen­er­a­tion fighter air­craft,” said Vard­han.

csir di­rec­tor gen­eral girish Sahni said the use of co-cur­ing tech­nol­ogy (a join­ing method re­garded as an ad­he­sive bonded join­ing tech­nique) in lca has re­sulted in 40 per­cent re­duc­tion in the part count, 50 per­cent in the num­ber of fas­ten­ers, and 30 per­cent in the assem­bly time as com­pared to a con­ven­tional metal­lic air-frame. The us­age of com­pos­ites has led to an over­all weight re­duc­tion of about 20 per­cent in the air-frame.

csir-nal has now fur­ther bagged an or­der to sup­ply an ad­di­tional 20 sets of parts for full op­er­a­tional ca­pa­bil­ity stan­dard air­craft at a cost of ₹100 crore.csir-nal’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with the lca pro­gramme started from tech­nol­ogy demon­stra­tor to pro­to­type devel­op­ment to lim­ited se­ries pro­duc­tion.

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