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TsAGI at MAKS 2013

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Zhukovsky Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute will take part in the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2013, which will be held from August 27 to September 1, 2013, and will act as organizer of a joint exposition by Russian aviation science centers. By tradition, in the common exhibition space of more than 400 square meters an exhibition will be jointly organized by seven national research centers: TsAGI, CIAM, VIAM, GosNIIAS, LII, SibNIA and FSE “GkNIPAS”, who will present their scientific and technological achievements. The stand will be located in Pavilion № D2.

The highlight of the joint exposition by public research centers will be promising models of aircraft, tested at TsAGI, in the development of which all the participants in the stand took part.

For the first time the public will see:

— A model of a light multi-purpose aircraft (LMA).

The LMA demonstrator model was designed, produced and tested at TsAGI. The project is being implemented to support the creation and mass production of a range of aircraft, with a capacity of 9, 13 and 19 seats, capable of operating on low-cost regional routes with short dirt runways and other difficult conditions. In the future, the demonstrator aircraft will make it possible to develop innovative solutions such as: improving aerodynamic design with a high-lift wing, which will allow for combining efficient cruising with short take-off and landing, the use of two motors with synchronized transmission, a pressurized cabin, which improves comfort, range and flight speed; an all-composite airframe, providing weight efficiency and low labor intensity, and an automated control system, providing increased safety. Having drawn a “portrait” of this future aircraft, TsAGI is actively pursuing its research. The real demonstrator aircraft is expected to appear in three years.

— Model of a flying-wing design long-distance aircraft.

The model airplane was designed, produced and tested in TsAGI. The “flying wing” is one of the most promising configurations for future aircraft. The main advantage of the “flying wing” is its ability to achieve high aerodynamic efficiency at a cruising flight of over 23, and significantly reduce ground noise by shielding the motor elements of the airframe. TsAGI has studied this design for a number of years, and has now dispelled the misconception that this aircraft can only be for super-large passenger volumes of up to 1,000 seats, demand for which is very limited. The model presented is not just a model of a long-haul aircraft in the form of a “flying wing”, it is the model of an airplane with 180-200 seats, which makes this project competitive in terms of the global market. The “flying wing” will be able to achieve similar speeds as current long-haul aircraft, but it will be 25-30% cheaper. Some of the seats in these aircraft are located in the wing. Various options are being considered for the number and location of engines and the geometry of the tail.

— Model of sub-sonic executive aircraft.

The model airplane was designed, produced and tested in TsAGI. This future small executive jet with an increased comfort level has a unique patented layout — a drop-shaped fuselage and straight wing. And contrary to the prevailing belief in the aerodynamic community, the new aircraft will be able to reach speeds up to M = 0.77 for maximum-range flights and up to M = 0.8 at the so-called maximum cruising speed. The interior height of the aircraft, designed for 3-9 passengers, will be one of the biggest in the world (1.9 m). The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is about 6000 kg, and its range is 3200 km with 6 passengers and 4,200 km with three passengers. TsAGI presented a version that has certain advantages. The large size of the cockpit ensures a high level of comfort, and the small size of the aircraft itself will make the transportation of a limited number of passengers more economical.

Visitors to the TsAGI stand will also be able to see:

— Concept for demonstrator model of plane for local airlines.

The model has an original patented layout for a propulsion system for an aircraft for local airlines, developed by TsAGI specialists. The location of the two motors in the tail of the plane, spinning one propeller located on the T-tail, makes it possible to, among other things, improve environmental safety, the reliability of the propulsion system, and raise the comfort level of passengers (noise reduction on the ground and in the cabin). Its high aerodynamic performance during takeoff and landing are due to its relatively low landing speed. This improves safety when operating from aerodromes where there is no automated landing. The passenger capacity of the local aircraft is 15-19 seats. The cargo version of the aircraft can carry up to 2000 kg.

— Idealised model of agile aircraft with strain gauge control mechanisms.

The model and measurement instruments were designed and manufactured by TSAGI for Sukhoi. These developments are designed to study the aerodynamic loads and moments acting on the controls and to determine their effectiveness in TsAGI wind tunnels in high Mach numbers ranges, at high angles of attack and slip. This model shows TsAGI’s capabilities for determining aerodynamic design and forming new ideas and solutions for modern agile aircraft.

— Complex model of the Angara-A5 space rocket.

This model was designed, produced and fitted with instruments for measuring heat flow and static pressure at TsAGI on behalf of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center. The model will be used for experimental studies in the TsAGI large hypersonic wind tunnel for the simultaneous determination of static pressure and heat flow in zones of interference on the central and side blocks of the rocket. The Angara-A5 is an example of very close cooperation with the developers, and demonstrates the broad research capabilities of the Institute, not only for the development of aviation technology, but also of launch vehicles.

As part of MAKS-2013, TsAGI will also hold a scientificsymposium “Aviation Technologies of the 21st Century”, incorporating a number of conferences and seminars:





23—28 August

Russian-Japanese conference "Extreme and record-breaking flights by UAV and aircraft with electric power plants"  - ERBA 2013


ISTC, Moscow

25—28 August

International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR) Summit


WTC, Moscow

25—28 August

IFAR international seminar for young specialists


WTC, Moscow

26 August

ASTEC'13 international symposium "The Future of Civil Aviation"


WTC, Moscow

26—28 August

International conference on ALaSCA project


WTC, Moscow

26 August

Conference: “New generation materials and technology for future aviation and space technology


VIAM, Moscow

27 August

Practical scientific seminar: “Problems with aviation engine-building”


CIAM, Moscow

28 August

International conference: RFID technology in aviation”


MAKS, Zhukovsky

29 August

International conference: “IMA state of the art and development potential



TsAGI, Zhukovsky

Conference on CNS/АТМ Avionics

28, 30 August

Russian-Canadian meeting

TsAGI, Embassy of Canada

TsAGI, Zhukovsky

01—04 September

XII Russian-Chinese conference: “Fundamental problems with aerodynamics, flight dynamics, aircraft stability and aero-acoustics.”


Territory of MAKS-2013

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