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  • Experiments with “Air Castles”
    Experiments with “Air Castles”

    An article based on an interview with Aleksander Borisovich Ayrapetov, certified expert in aerodynamics of buildings, architectural and building structures

    Just imagine: upon completion of construction, the height of the East tower of the multi-functional complex “Federation Tower” located in Moscow City, the modern business center of the city, will be 373.7 m (according to citynext.ru). Todays architects and builders create real “air castles” — bizarre structures of very sophisticated shapes, dominating over the cityscape. But with the growth of height of those facilities, a question is becoming increasingly important: How to make them more stable in air flow and safe for the human environment?

  • Research and development Moscow complex of Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (RDMC): the year was successful enough
    Research and development Moscow complex of Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (RDMC): the year was successful enough

    Vladimir Petrovich, how successful from an economic point of view was 2013 for the Moscow complex?

    I can confidently say: the year was very successful. In comparison with the previous accounting period we increased research efforts so that the total amount of a contract for the first time exceeded half of billion rubles. And if the budget component of our research somehow decreased in comparison with 2012, by about 20 mln. rub., the indicator of the contract work amount increased from 90 up to 146 mln. rub. In total the amount significantly increased — by 10%. The number of contracts in the expiring year was more than 30 units, which is a lot.

  • Interview of the Deputy Director General of TsAGI, Head of the Aircraft Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics Complex, Sergei Lyapunov by TsAGI  News Magazine.
    Interview of the Deputy Director General of TsAGI, Head of the Aircraft Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics Complex, Sergei Lyapunov by TsAGI News Magazine.

    Sergey Vladimirovich, how would you generally describe the past year?

    I think that our personnel met the New Year 2014 with a sense of accomplishment. A large number of interesting projects has been completed in the past year, planned objectives have been achieved. Departments of the Complex are increasingly working in conjunction with each other, a series of cross works is being performed, and it’s very positive.

  • Interview of the Deputy General Director of FSUE TsAGI, Head of the Aircraft Strength Complex, Zichenkov Mikhail by TsAGI  News Magazine.
    Interview of the Deputy General Director of FSUE TsAGI, Head of the Aircraft Strength Complex, Zichenkov Mikhail by TsAGI News Magazine.

    Michael Cheslavovich, what’s new in the work of the Aircraft Strength Complex in 2013?

    The past year was very busy. I can say that as compared to the last year, the amount of administrative work, the number of various planning and coordination meetings, both on our internal activities and on interaction with partners, has significantly increased.