TsAGI recognizes the winners of the contest for best research scientific work
1 June 2018
On May 29, 2018 winners were recognized of the contest for best research work completed in 2017 at the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) and related organizations.
The contest involved projects in three thematic areas: “Fundamental and exploratory theoretical and experimental research in the field of aerodynamics, dynamics and aircraft strength;” “Research on aerodynamics, dynamics, strength and the prospects for the aircraft development;” “Scientific research works in experimental equipment, measuring, control and computing systems and experimental technique.” Three scientific teams won in each category.
“Works on Hypersonic aerodynamics, strength tests issues, as well as structural test checking procedure were recognized as the most important of the year,” commented Sergey Lyapunov, TsAGI Deputy General Director, Head of the Aerodynamics & Flight Dynamics Complex, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics. “For the first time in several years our scientists have been recognized in the nomination ‘Special prize for work in the formation of State policy in aviation.’ This is a positive development. It is very encouraging as well when related organizations participate in the contest. They are Irkut Corporation, Machine-building Design Bureau ‘Fakel’, RAS institutes, etc.”
The TsAGI contest for the best research scientific work began in 1967. Its main purpose (according to the order of the Director of the Institute G.P.Svischev) was “to encourage the development of research, which give a significant insight into the nature of the most important processes which expose or explain a qualitatively new phenomena, discovering theoretical or experimental ways of enhancing the effectiveness of aircraft.” The main requirement for the scientific work was its originality. The scientific work was not to repeat prior known work. Aerodynamics, aerohydrodynamics, dynamics and strength were the main areas of theoretical and experimental research.