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Constructive dialogue at the venue of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Central AeroHydrodynamics Institute”: delegation from DLR visits the Russian center of aviation science

8 September 2016

At the end of August a delegation from the DRL Aerospace Center (Germany) visited the Professor Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamics Institute (TsAGI, which is a part of the Scientific Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”). The goal of the visit was talks on promising focal areas for cooperation in aeronautics.

Sergey Chernyshev, Director General of the Central AeroHydrodynamics Institute told foreign colleagues about the activities of the Institute and showed the key experimental facilities for research of aerodynamics and strength, engaged in joint international projects with DLR. The guests visited the testing unit for lattice sections of composite airframes. Lattice structures have higher potential for weight reduction. The scientists of the Institute told about the work in this focal area, which is one of the vectors for TsAGI and DLR cooperation. In particular, ALaSCA (Advanced Lattice Structures for Composite Airframes of the new generation of civil aircraft) and PoLarBEAR (Production Aspects of Lattice Related Barrel Elements with Advanced Reliability) projects are dedicated to research of such structures. Experts from TsAGI and DLR united their efforts for that. The logical continuation of this work is the project carried out by the Russian and German centers as a part of the concluded Cooperation Agreement and targeted at the creation of anisogrid composite fuselage structures following the requirements for stability and post-critical deformation.

The partners discussed the offer to include research of lattice structures in the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020.” In addition, the prospects for cooperation as a part of the Clean Sky 2 Program, as well as realization of the ASPIRE project for acoustics of ultra-high bypass ratio engines were examined in the course of talks.

Another subject of the dialogue was conducting of a joint workshop for recent graduates employed at TsAGI and DLR. Six such events have already been successfully arranged since 2009. The forthcoming workshop is intended to develop young personnel, their skills for cooperation in a team and participation in international research.

TsAGI and DLR have a history of long effective partnerships and they are united by their participation in the EU Framework Programs. In addition to the above-mentioned work, there are other projects that can serve as examples: SADE (Smart High Lift Devices for Next Generation Wing), HEXAFLY-INT (High Speed Experimental Fly Vehicles - International), TILDA (Towards Industrial LES/DNS in Aeronautics — Paving the Way for Future CFD), etc. There is a valid Framework Agreement signed by TsAGI and DLR, the purpose of which is the development of mutually advantageous cooperation in the field of scientific research.

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