TsAGI Scholars Take Part in 26th Symposium “Metering and Metrological Support-2016” in Bulgaria
29 September 2016
In September scholars of the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI, part of the National Research Center ‘Institute named after N.E.Zhukovsky‘) took an active part in the 26th Symposium “Metering and Metrological Support 2016” in Sozopol (Republic of Bulgaria). TsAGI specialists presented the results of their research to colleagues from Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the UK, Greece, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Denmark and Israel.
This year marks the fourth time the Institute’s delegation took part in the symposium. TsAGI’s report was dedicated to studies of uncertainty in determining the unit of length in the area of measuring the coordinates of the mass center to the special etalon by means of balancing on blade bearings. The presentation described one of innovative areas of research of the Institute’s equipment division: the creation of stands for measuring mass inertia characteristics of products. These pieces of equipment allow researchers to determine the position of mass center coordinates and inertia momentum of complex bodies — airplanes, rockets, space satellites, drones, etc. The stands created at TsAGI are being successfully used on a number of aerospace enterprises.
“The symposium is one of the most significant international venues for TsAGI staff to discuss issues of measurement,” explained Vasily Petronevich, head of the Department of Measuring Equipment and Metrology at TsAGI. “Over the past several years we have been working on harmonizing our normative base with European standards, therefore, the possibility of participating in the discussion of development trends of the metering practice is very important.” The Metering and Metrological Support Symposium aims at providing an opportunity for an exchange of experience and new ideas between colleagues and specialists in different spheres of metering support and measurements, including the sphere of legislative metrology.