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2015 Laureates honored in the competition named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky

22 January 2016

January 18, 2016. The winners of the 2015 annual competition named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky have been announced. The award ceremony was held at TsAGI’s House of Scientists (Zhukovsky) as part of a traditional dedication to the birthday of the Russian founder of aerodynamics.

Seven scientific works were entered into the competition. The competition jury, made up of RAS academicians, corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Doctors of Sciences, selected the best works on aviation theory, as well as the best educational publication in aviation disciplines.

Welcoming the guests, the chairman of the jury, Director General of TsAGI and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey Chernyshev explained the major milestones in the history of this competition, which celebrated its 95th anniversary in December of the previous year.

The First Degree Award was given to the scientific work, “Development of a complex of scientific and technical solutions for advanced combat coaxial helicopters.” The work presents the results of comprehensive research in the field of aerodynamics and flight dynamics, which combined the efforts of the scientists and designers of the Kamov Design Bureau (Sergei Mikheyev, Viktor Anikin, Eduard Petrosyan) and TsAGI (Veniamin Leontiev). In the course of this research these scientists managed to find new technical solutions that have been implemented in specific construction improving the performance of coaxial helicopters and their combat effectiveness.

The Second Degree Award was also given to a joint research work. The scientific work, “Short-term acting installations for research of aero-thermo-gas-dynamics of advanced aircraft” was prepared by scientists of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Valery Zvegintsev) and TSNIIMASH (Vitaly Kislykh). The work reports the results of multi-year research on development and application of this field. It demonstrates that the main advantage is the ability to achieve extreme parameters of operating gas required for conducting ground research on aero-thermo-gas-dynamics of advanced aircraft.

A special prize — for the best educational publication in aviation disciplines — was awarded to the work, “Fundamentals of thermodynamics and heat transfer in aviation engines.” The book was written by a team of specialists from the Moscow Aviation Institute and TsAGI (Alexander Vikulin, Igor Kovalev, Sergei Sukhov, Nikolai Yaroslavtsev). The work is aimed at the development of students’ practical skills in experimental and theoretical studies of the main tasks in the field of thermodynamics and heat transfer. It gives greater understanding of the processes of heat production, transformation, transfer and usage with maximum economic efficiency and minimal environmental damage, which is particularly important when solving complex technical problems in the process of designing new-generation engines.

The competition named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky was established on December 2, 1920 by the Decision of the Council of People’s Commissars, “To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the scientific work of Professor N.E. Zhukovsky.” The competition was not held during the period of 1925-1940. The Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) has been in charge of organising this competition and paying its awards.

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