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SAROD Activities and Events

"Weaving Networks through SAROD Conferences"

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Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles (SAROD)

SAROD, the prestigious Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles, represents the crown jewel of TAAI's endeavors. This remarkable conference was born from the vision and dedication of scientists at ADA to address a crucial need in the field of aerodynamics, with an unwavering focus on applied aerodynamics and the intricate design of aerospace vehicles.

Origins of SAROD The inception of SAROD can be traced back to the early 2000s, a pivotal period when aerospace conferences in India predominantly gravitated towards research in fluid dynamics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). However, the industry lacked a dedicated platform to showcase its applied work and share insights into the practical facets of aerodynamics. SAROD emerged as the solution to this pressing need. It was conceived to provide aerospace professionals, researchers, and industry experts with a unique opportunity to spotlight and delve into the world of applied aerodynamics, with a particular emphasis on aircraft, missiles, and launch vehicle design.

Honouring Aerodynamist

A watershed moment in the SAROD journey was its alignment with the 60th birthday celebration of the eminent aerodynamicists of the host organisation ADA, adding a distinctive layer of significance to the conference. This transformation turned it into an unforgettable event that celebrated both the spirit of innovation and the dedication to aerospace advancement by Aerodyanamists. This tradition of honoring aerodynamists who contributed to the advancement of Aerodynamics continued as one of the enduring customs of subsequent SAROD conferences.

Global Knowledge Exchange

SAROD has never been confined by national borders; it has always been designed to foster international cooperation. Its primary objective is to create a platform where experts from the global aerospace industry can come together to share their knowledge, experiences, and innovations. This commitment to global engagement and the open exchange of ideas remains a cornerstone of SAROD.

Triumphant Beginnings

The inaugural SAROD conference, SAROD-2003, set the stage for what would become a tradition marked by excellence. This first event spanned two days and featured distinguished speakers from India and around the world. The resounding success of SAROD-2003 laid the foundation for a series of triumphant conferences over the years.

Biennial Convergence

Held biennially, SAROD continued to evolve and expand. Its unwavering dedication to applied aerodynamics and aerospace design remained at the heart of its mission. Successive conferences were hosted in different cities across India, including Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Trivandrum. These locations were chosen strategically due to their pivotal roles as centers for Aircraft, Missile, and Launch Vehicle design, each contributing to the rich tapestry of knowledge and expertise that SAROD represented.

A Brief Intermission

Following SAROD-2015, a temporary pause in the series occurred due to various factors. However, the legacy of SAROD remained steadfast, and its influence continued to resonate throughout the field of aerodynamics.

Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Even in the face of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, SAROD persevered as a symbol of resilience. After a significant gap, SAROD-2023 marked the triumphant return of this exceptional conference, graciously hosted by DRDL in Hyderabad.

A Legacy of Knowledge

The SAROD journey transcends mere conferences; it has become a legacy of knowledge, collaboration, and growth. It stands as a pivotal platform for aerospace design experts, encouraging the exchange of best practices, cutting-edge research, and innovative solutions.

List of SAROD Conferences and Associated Workshops: (Links will be given to additional details of  SAROD when available)

  • SAROD 2003 – ADA, Bangalore

  • SAROD 2005 – DRDL, Hyderabad

  • SAROD 2007 – VSSC, Trivandrum

  • SAROD 2009 - NAL, Bangalore

  • SAROD 2011 – ADE, Bangalore

  • SAROD 2017 – ASL, Hyderabad

  • SAROD 2028 - ADA, Bangalore

  • SAROD 2023 - DRDL, Hyderabad


SAROD isn't merely a conference; it is a celebration of applied aerodynamics, a global platform for collaboration, and a testament to the relentless pursuit of knowledge within the aerospace industry. TAAI proudly carries the torch of SAROD, fueling the advancement of aerodynamics and aerospace design in India and worldwide.

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Upcoming SAROD Events

Official Announcement: SAROD 2024 Coming Soon!

We are delighted to make an official announcement regarding the upcoming Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles (SAROD) 2024. This prestigious event is scheduled to be organized by VSSC, Trivandrum, and it promises to be an exceptional gathering for the aerospace community.


Key Details:

  • Event: SAROD 2024

  • Host: VSSC, Trivandrum

  • Focus: Applied Aerodynamics and Aerospace Design

  • Date: To Be Announced

  • Location: Trivandrum, India


SAROD has a rich history of bringing together leading experts, professionals, and enthusiasts in the field of aerospace. This upcoming conference will continue that tradition, providing a platform for the exchange of knowledge, innovative ideas, and the latest advancements in applied aerodynamics and aerospace design.

Stay Informed:

We will soon release further details about SAROD 2024, including the event schedule, list of distinguished speakers, registration information, and more. To stay updated on all the latest developments, kindly keep a close watch on our website.

At TAAI, we remain committed to advancing the field of aerodynamics and promoting collaboration within the aerospace industry. SAROD 2024 is an exciting milestone in this journey, and we cordially invite you to be part of this celebration of applied aerodynamics.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you to SAROD 2024 in Trivandrum.

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