Post-conference updates

The Organizing Secretary of NAPC 2017 wishes to thank the Technical Committee members, sponsors and particpants for the conduction of the conference. The Second National Aerospace Propulsion Conference will be organized by and held at IIT Kharagpur in December 2018.

Some of the photographs taken during the conference will be displayed in this space shortly.

About the conference

The National Aerospace Propulsion Conference (NAPC) is a national conference with focus on aerospace propulsion technologies. The conference is an amalgamation of the erstwhile conducted National Propulsion Conference (NPC) and National Conference on Air-Breathing Engines (NCABE) conferences. This conference is intended to bring together the entire propulsion community spanning air-breathing and non-air-breathing propulsion. The conference is an ideal opportunity to showcase one′s research activities with peers and also foster future collaborations through networking. The first National Aerospace Propulsion Conference (NAPC-2017) is being organized by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, on March 15-17, 2017.

The information brochure for the conference may be found here (PDF).

Major updates:

  1. Mar 14, 2017: NAPC 2017 proceedings uploaded here. The full papers will be given to the participants in a USB flash drive.
  2. Mar 8, 2017: NAPC 2017 final technical program uploaded on "Schedule" page.
  3. Mar 8, 2017: Please note another change in the timings of the "Intakes and nozzles" and "Scramjet" tracks on Day 2.
  4. Mar 7, 2017: Please note the change in the timings of the "Intakes and nozzles" and "Scramjet" tracks.
  5. Mar 7, 2017: The participants may find this map useful to find the relavant venues for NAPC at IIT Kanpur.
  6. Mar 5, 2017: Tentative program schedule uploaded.
  7. Mar 1, 2017: Registrations closed.
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  9. Feb 25, 2017: Registration Deadline extended to February 28, 2017.
  10. Feb 12, 2017: "Call for papers" page archived. Partial list of invited speakers announced in newly added "Schedule" page.
  11. Feb 10, 2017: A list of hotels diplayed under Registration>Accommodation section.
  12. Feb 8, 2017: All authors notified about acceptance of paper. Updated and final versions of accepted papers expected by Feb 20, 2017.
  13. Feb 2, 2017: Review process in final stages; authors will be intimated soon. Registration deadline extended to Feb 25, 2017.
  14. Jan 31, 2017: Registration details updated.
  15. Dec 31, 2016: Paper review process started.
  16. Dec 23, 2016: Full paper submission closed.
  17. Dec 14, 2016: Full paper submission deadline further extended to December 22, 2016.
  18. Nov 28, 2016: Full paper submission deadline extended to December 15, 2016.
  19. Nov 1, 2016: Abstract acceptance notification to authors sent. Full paper template uploaded.
  20. Oct 18, 2016: Abstract submission closed.
  21. Oct 15, 2016: Abstract submission deadline further extended to October 17, 2016.
  22. Sep 25, 2016: Abstract submission deadline extended to October 15, 2016.
  23. Sep 22, 2016: Registrations opened and sponsorship information updated.

Scope of the conference

Papers pertaining to all aerospace propulsion-related topics. Topics include, but not limited to, the following areas:

- Gas turbine propulsion: turbomachinery (compressors, fans and turbines), combustors, intakes and nozzles, rotor dynamics, heat transfer

- Rocket propulsion: solid, liquid and hybrid propulsion, combustion, heat transfer, propellants

- Ramjet/Scramjet: intakes and nozzles, combustors

- Special topics: ship and land propulsion, electric propulsion, materials, thermo-structural/vibration analyses, ground and flight testing, advanced diagnostics and instrumentation, gas turbine controls, computational simulations and modelling


The National Committee on Air breathing Engines was founded in 1992 as a trust to provide a forum and stimulus to the R&D activities in the field of aerospace propulsion in the country. The first National Conference, NCABE was held in Bangalore in 1992 and since then NCABE has been a well-attended major technical event held at different aerospace institutions across the country. NCABE serves as the Indian complement to the International Conference on Air Breathing Engines (ISABE).

About IIT Kanpur

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) was established in the year 1960. The Parliament of India passed the “Institutes of Technology Act 1961” declaring all the IITs as “Institutions of National Importance”. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is engaged in carrying out original research of significance and technology development at the cutting edge. It imparts training to students so that they become competent and motivated engineers and scientists. The Institute celebrates freedom of thought, cultivates vision and encourages growth, but also inculcates human values and concern for the environment and the society.