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TsAGI scientists take part in 21th International Conference on Computational Mechanics and Modern Application Systems

1 July 2019

Icing process simulation, particles that hit aircraft surfaces and cause overheat or damage, and even training newcomers in aerospace industry — all these topics were raised by scientists of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky (a part of the National Research Center Zhukovsky Institute NRC) at 21st International Conference on Computational Mechanics and Modern Application Systems.

In his plenary report, TsAGI’s Chief Scientific Associate, Professor A. Stasenko (co-authors I.A. Amelyushkin, A.V. Kashevarov, A.B. Miller and G.V. Molleson) presented the results of the mathematical and numerical modeling of the physical processes behind aircraft icing. The data is important for fundamental research of the physics of this phenomenon, which remains amongst unresolved and most pressing problems in aviation. The data is also used by Russian and foreign specialists to calibrate and set aircraft icing analysis programmes, as well as to recalculate physical experiment data measured in ground conditions to high-altitude conditions. Stasenko also co-chaired the section “Mechanics of fluids. Aerothermodynamics of hypersonic speeds”.

TsAGI’s senior researcher I. Amelyushkin presented the results of computer modeling, analytical and experimental research that are necessary for calculating air flow around a body. The flow contains nonspherical drops and solid particles. When hitting an aircraft, these particles cause surface icing, damaging or overheating. The obtained data, developed models and numerical algorithms may be used to calculate aerosol flow over a body, thus providing basis for controlling the interaction between two-phase flows and a solid body.

Amongst young scientists, I. Amelyushkin was awarded the winner’s diploma, entitled ‘Young scientists working in aerodynamics: The Problems and Prospects of Further Education’ (co-authored by E. Stegachev and V. Gubsky). ‘The paper dwells on the experience of TsAGI’s young specialists who take part in educational and occupational guidance activities,’ Amelyushkin explains. ‘It also includes photos of interactive lectures on physics of flight. The aim of this is to stimulate the interest of young people towards aerohydrodynamics and high-tech aerospace development.’

21st International Conference on Computational Mechanics and Modern Application Systems was held in ‘Alushta’, the Moscow State Institute’s Health and Education Centre, located in Crimea. It was attended by 134 in-person participants from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tomsk, Yerevan, Azerbaijan, and many other cities and countries, who presented overall 160 reports.

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