Thursday, December 14, 2017
News

Centre for combustion research set up in IIT-Madras

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Chennai | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
 
The National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD), said to be the world's largest, was opened at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) here on Friday.

The Rs 90 crore centre was inaugurated by V.K. Saraswat, member, Niti Aayog, according to a statement issued here by IITM.

"The NCCRD is one of the premier centres in the country. The intention is to make it a knowledge base in areas like gasification, combustion, propulsion and automotive sectors," Saraswat said.

"This is the one of the best diagnostic centres in the country to understand combustion."

He said the NCCRD has been set up as a nodal centre in the region. Any institute and industry can work with NCCRD as it is totally IT-enabled and possesses a strong simulation facility.

The establishment of the centre will give a major boost to the Indian scientific community and will provide an impetus to research in alternative energy and environmental protection by focusing on effective utilisation of combustion as a means of thermo-chemical energy conversion.

The centre is supported by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, the IITM statement said.

The NCCRD will develop state-of-the-art capabilities in combustion research involving experts in the country. The research interests are in three major application sectors -- automotive, thermal power and aerospace propulsion, besides fire research and microgravity combustion to a minor extent.

--IANS vj/him/bg

( 246 Words)

2017-10-13-19:31:48 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Equity indices trade in red, TCS top los...
US lawmakers reach deal on tax cut bill...
Global trade conference ends without pro...
US Fed raises interest rate amid strong ...
Russians spent less than 1 pound on ads ...
One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinag...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
PM commissions INS Kalvari to boost Indi...
Pradhan pitches for education, skill dev...
Hyderabad man appeals Sushma to help arr...
Hyderabad student shot in Chicago: Victi...
Telangana govt announces salary hike for...
PM commissions India's 1st indigenously-...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Telangana seeks Israel's help in cy... 
SC nod to 12 fast-track courts to t... 
Two Parsi women married outside rel... 
IndiGo to operate Colombo flights f... 
Missing accounts officer found dead... 
Syria, Lebanon reopen border crossi... 
Police in tourism areas should be a... 
Chinese man jailed for desecrating ...