Jain University Press launched its latest book titled ‘Aircraft Materials and Processes’ on February 6, 2019. Authored by Dr. C G Krishnadas Nair – Chancellor, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), the event took place at the CMS Business School campus on Seshadri Road, Bengaluru.
Mr. R Madhavan – Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited launched the book while Mr. Balasubramaniam – Editor, Journal of Aeronautical Society of India received the first copy of the book.
Mr. R Madhavan in his speech after releasing the book said, “There have been lots of changes in the way we manufacture materials. The contents indicate that Dr. Nair has included these in the book. This book will be beneficial for both students and those in the industry.” Briefing the audience on the kind of materials that were used in the past, Mr. Madhavan said that the book will go a long way in teaching students the importance of materials and how to select the right material during the design stage.
Smt. Nemi Chandramma – Dean and MD of Management Academy, HAL; Dr. N Sundararajan- Vice Chancellor of JAIN and Dr. NVH Krishnan – Registrar of JAIN graced the occasion.
JU Press along with the CMS Business School successfully managed the launch. Students Aditya Bantia and Deepthi Shetty were emcees for the event. Dr. Sahana Madan – Associate Professor, CMS Business School, welcomed the guests and the gathering to the event that was followed by high tea and interaction with the author.
“There cannot be a better man than Mr. Nair with his reservoir of knowledge both from an academic point of view and industry point of view, to put together a book like this, consolidating the changes that have taken place over the decade,” said Dr. R Balasubramaniam, adding that “This book is much needed as our country is witnessing tremendous transformation in conventional and non-conventional systems.”
Dr. Nair talked about his latest book and the inspiration for his work. “The aeronautics industry has grown tremendously in the last 15 years. New materials – Lighter and stronger are being used. New processes are coming in too. Hence, I felt the need to revise the existing material that I had written in 1976 and incorporate the latest technologies, materials and processes, specifications and equivalents,” he said.