TsAGI Organizes Russian-Chinese Scientific and Technical Conference
26 October 2021
Kirill Sypalo, General Director of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky (a part of NRC “Zhukovsky Institute”), Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences took part in the 17th Russian-Chinese Scientific and Technical Conference entitled “Fundamental Problems of Aerodynamics, Dynamics, Strength and Safety of Aircraft”. The meetings of specialists from the two countries were held in the format of videoconferencing from 11 to 14 October.
The Russian side was represented by TsAGI, Chaplygin SibNIA, Baranov CIAM, VIAM, Gromov FRI, MAI, etc. Among the participants from the PRC there were employees of aviation institutes and universities which are subordinate to Chinese Aviation Academy (SAE) : Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute (SADRI), First Aviation Institute (FAI), Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute (CADI), Flight Automatic Control Research Institute (FACRI), Aircraft Strength Research Institute (ASRI), Beijing University of Aviation and Astronautics (BUAA), etc..
The event was opened by Kirill Sypalo, General Director of TsAGI Director General, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In his welcoming speech, he noted: “The Russian-Chinese conference named ” Fundamental problems of aerodynamics, dynamics, strength and safety of aircraft flights" is a good tradition established in the early 1990s. Taking this opportunity, I would like to wish to our Chinese colleagues a happy celebration of the 60th anniversary in CAE. We are proud that over the past three decades this outstanding team has been a key scientific partner of TsAGI in the international arena. Over the years of close cooperation, we have completed several dozens of joint projects and to this day we are actively exchanging experiences and ideas. It is with sincere admiration that we are witnessing the powerful technological breakthrough and success of the Chinese aviation industry!’.
A. Medvedsky, TsAGI First Deputy General Director, reviewed the scientific capabilities of the institute , dwelling in most detail on the participation in space projects and the activities of the World-Class Research Center (WCRC) “Supersonic”. He said that the results of the work of the WCRC for the third quarter have been summed up, and they are extremely successful.
CAE Executive Vice President Sun Xiasheng spoke about the prospects for scientific and technical exchange and cooperation between China and Russia. The proposals made in the report can become the basis for determining the further direction of development of cooperation in the field of aviation science. In addition, he noted the important role in large Russian-Chinese projects which were implemented in different years by G.S. Buchgens (1916 — 2013), Soviet and Russian scientist, Hero of Socialist Labor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, widely-known expert in the field of flight mechanics and applied aerodynamics. He also emphasised the contribution which was made to the interaction thanks to S. Chernyshev, TsAGI Chief Scientific Officer, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The conference continued with sections on the topics: “Aerodynamics”, “Strength”, “Flight dynamics and control systems”, “Aeroacoustics”. TsAGI scientists presented more than 20 reports in all areas. Some of them were devoted to the work carried out within the program for the creation and development of the WCRC “Supersonic”. Thus, Andrey Dymchenko, leading engineer of the TsAGI Flight Dynamics and Control Systems Department (co-authored by N.A. Petrov, R.U. Tavarov, S.N. Perchits) spoke about the integration of supersonic transport (SST) into the air traffic management system. The scientist spoke about the main challenges associated with SST flights. Dmitry Vedernikov, junior researcher of the TsAGI Static and Thermal Strength Department, presented a fast and reliable algorithm for finding design cases of airframe loading, based on the principles of complete automation of the computational procedure, parametric discretization of the space of permissible flight modes, etc. In turn, the engineer of the TsAGI Flight Dynamics and Aircraft Control Systems Department Ekaterina Kadilnikova (co-authored by V. Zhelonkin, M. Zhelonkin, S. Kovtun) talked in her report about the results of research on the formation of the information and control field of SST.
In addition, at the meeting, reports were made on such topics as aerodynamic optimization for the shape of a large-dimension engine nacelle with natural laminar flow (I. Kursakov, A. Lysenkov, E. Matyash, A. Savelyev, E. Streltsov), control of flow separation with surface microrelief (O. Karjakin, A. Nalivaiko, M. Ustinov), the effect of temperature stresses on the durability of a metal-composite aircraft structure (S. Zhelonkin, K. Shcherban), parametric study of aerodynamic noise of large-scale landing gear (V. Kopyev, J. Kuhn , M. Zaitsev, I. Belyaev), improvement of the research methodology for complexes of non-stationary aerodynamic derivatives of aircraft models in the T-128 wind tunnel (A. Khrabrov, K. Kolinko, Y. Krylova), etc.
This year, an important component of the conference was the discussion of the implementation of joint projects of TsAGI and CAE in various areas of activity. Much interest was aroused by scientific reports from the Chinese side devoted to the synthesis of a helicopter control system by one of the modern methods (Jiang Chao Zhang Song, Huang Feifei; FACRI), the study of vortex flow around low aspect ratio wings in the context of the problem of suppressing self-oscillations in the roll of micro-unmanned aircraft (Tianxiang Hu, X Zhao , P Liu; BUAA), the study of an automatic approach to the chimeric mesh for a wide complex application in aviation (Li Li, Hao Haibing, Huai Yang, Jin Chenghui; ACTRI), the tracking of acoustic damage through fatigue tests in the spectrum of random loads (Yang Yu , Qi Xiaofeng; ASRI).
The scientific and technical conference ended with negotiations between the leadership of TsAGI and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Representatives of both countries noted the high scientific level of the event. The next, 18th, Russian-Chinese conference will be held in China in October 2023.
Since the mid-1990s, Russian-Chinese conferences have been held alternately in the Russian Federation and the PRC. They were received by Novosibirsk, Moscow, Zhukovsky, Beijing, Xian, Shenyang, Shanghai. The purpose of the meetings is to exchange research results and develop business contacts between scientists. The event is part of the general plan of cooperation between Russian and Chinese enterprises in the field of science and technology.