TsAGI holds KIMILA-2016 Conference
2 November 2016
In the end of October the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI, part of the National Research Center “Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky”) held the 2nd Industry Research and Engineering Conference devoted to the measuring equipment and metrology for aircraft research — KIMILA-2016, which goal was experience and information exchange between scientific enterprises.
This event became a ground for business communication and coverage of research and working results achieved by the scientists of TsAGI together with colleagues from other organizations. Such topics as the development of measuring means and systems for experimental research in wind tunnels and on benches, assurance of uniformity of airspeed measurements, means for verifying accuracy of wind-tunnel model manufacturing, and laminar-turbulent transition diagnostic techniques were discussed. TsAGI specialists shared their achievements in the creation of a software for strength and wind-tunnel test automation, obtaining valid findings during maneuverable unmanned aircrafts frequency tests, etc.
As compared to KIMILA-2014, the geography of participants expanded this year, with the number of speakers doubling and reaching about 60. Traditionally, the Conference covered a wide range of topics — an experiment technique, sensing and transducing equipment, metrological assurance of tests, measuring systems and complexes, and noncontact measurements. A new section devoted to issues of wind-tunnel models design and manufacturing appeared in the program.
KIMILA-2016 united the specialists from about 20 leading enterprises and research centers, among them being CIAM, SibNIA, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Thermophysics, “Raduga” State Engineering Design Bureau, TSNIIMASH, NIISU, KNRTU-KAI, ICS RAS, Institute of Mechanics (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, etc. The first measuring equipment exhibition was held within the Conference framework.
“KIMILA has proved to be an efficient contact ground for the industry’s specialists,” explained Vasily Petronevich, the Head of the Measuring Equipment and Metrology Department. “It is important to emphasize the active participation of scientists from our Institute who made over 30 speeches. Our Conference strengthens scientific relations and extends applicability of TsAGI’s achievements. Partners’ speeches about the experience of introducing our Institute’s developments in the field of measuring equipment can be the examples of the above.”