TsAGI scientists attended XLI Academic Readings on Cosmonautics
30 January 2017
The scientists of the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N. E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI, a part of the Scientific Research Center “Institute named after N. E. Zhukovsky”) took part in XLI Academic Readings on Cosmonautics, dedicated to the memory of the academician S. P. Korolyov, and other prominent Russian scientists and space pioneers. The event took place on January
TsAGI specialists presented their proceedings during the sections “Aircraft: Development and Design” and “Development of Cosmonautics and Fundamental Problems of Gas Dynamics, Combustion, and Heat Exchange.”
The speech by Vladimir Plokikh on the “Concept of Prospective Hypersonic Passenger Aircraft” was dedicated to the possibility of achieving high aerodynamic quality and global flight coverage with a hypersonic passenger aircraft of the “waverider” design. These studies are based on the latest developments in the field the computational and experimental aerodynamics, design, and equipment, improvement of aircraft environmental characteristics.
In the work of Semyon Michalyov, “Optimization of Aerospace System Parameters Using CFD Modeling (co-authored by V. Buzuluk), its authors elaborate on the development of a three-stage aerospace system of horizontal take-off based on the rocket approach to the Low Earth orbit insertion.
The papers “Survey on Catalytic Qualities of Materials under Extremely High Temperatures” (co-authored by M. Tselunov, V. Shtapov) and “Methods for Researching Interaction Between Hypersonic Plasma Flow and Heat Protection Materials” (co-authored by A. Vaganov, N. Myatkovsky, I. Senyuyev) were presented by Boris Zhestkov, who spoke on the research cycle on interaction between high temperature plasma flows and heat protection materials. This task is of key priority on the way to heat protection and better performance data of high-speed aircraft.
Academic Readings on Cosmonautics have been conducted regularly since 1977. Discussion of contemporary accomplishments of cosmonautics, together with studying its history, helps develop a knowledge system necessary for maintaining further progress in all areas of space development. The speakers list is made up of scientists and designers representing industry-famous research and design schools.