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TsAGI Takes Part in All-Russian Science Festival NAUKA 0+

20 October 2021

TsAGI (a part of NRC “Zhukovsky Institute”) participated in the All-Russian Science Festival NAUKA 0+. Hosted in Moscow from October 8 to 10, the event became a milestone in Russia’s Year of Science and Technologies. The newest developments were presented by top research institutes, universities and enterprises.

At this Festival, TsAGI was presented at two platforms. CEC EXPOCENTRE had a lecture on flight physics by the Institute’s young specialists who showed a number of experiments. MSU Shuvalov Building housed an interactive exhibition with showpieces demonstrating scientific progress in creation of new-generation supersonic transport.

TsAGI’s main showpiece was the scaled model of integrated technology demonstrator of Strizh supersonic transport (SST) with a number of scientific innovations. Its configuration enables low sonic boom, maintaining good aerodynamic characteristics, stability and controllability for the whole flight envelope. It is based on metal-and-composite structural design created with bionic principles. Alternative materials used in the SST’s configuration are highly advantageous as they reduce the aircraft’s weight and decrease fuel consumption. Mocked-up structural design of the SST’s nose demonstrates achievements by TsAGI specialists in this area. The SST-related work is done on the basis of the World-Class Research Center (WCRC) ‘Supersonic’.

Visitors could also see a mock-up of WCRC infrastructure which showed development prospects for TsAGI test facilities, aimed to create next-generation high-tech research infrastructure for the Center’s needs. In particular, it included such new objects as: high-quality-flow calibration wind tunnel based on modernized T-124 WT, a facility with flight-and-system simulators, and an acoustic chamber.

‘TsAGI participates annually in the All-Russian Science Festival, which is included into the country’s largest scientific events. This year, we have presented a next-generation supersonic aircraft. Today, scientists are working together internationally to create it. TsAGI and the WCRC ‘Supersonic’ bear significant responsibility. Tackling this challenge in the nearest years will require a great number of new specialists. Thus, it is important to participate in popularizing aviation science and involving youth into fundamental disciplines,’ said Kirill Sypalo (Director General, TsAGI; Corresponding Member of the RAS).

The All-Russian Science Festival NAUKA 0+ is an annual event organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Government, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and by the Russian Academy of Sciences. This year, it was held in other Rusian cities as well. For its participants, NAUKA 0+ inclued over two thousand events, including lectures, experiment, expositions, trips, scientific quests, competitions, etc.

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