TsAGI engineers win the annual prize of the Governor of the Moscow Region in the field of science and innovations
16 November 2016
In November, by order of the Governor of the Moscow Region, the winners for 2016 of the annual prize in the field of science and innovations for young scientists and specialists were approved. Among the winners — the team of authors of the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI, part of the National Research Center “Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky”).
TsAGI’s engineers, Igor Grigoryev, Kirill Zhirikhin, Alexander Levitsky and Alexander Yustus, won the prize for the development of a large-scale executive aerodynamic model for the MS-21 long-range aircraft project.
The model has a wingspan of 4.8 m, a fuselage length of 4.5 m, built at the scale of 1:8,16, and is designed for experimental research in a subsonic wind tunnel of TsAGI to assess the aerodynamic characteristics in the take-off and landing modes.
The model allows the measurement of aerodynamic forces and moments — the selected scale and a special system of strain-gage balance also allowed the Institute’s specialists to study in details the loads on all deflection surfaces and the mechanization elements (ailerons, spoilers, brake flaps, slats, flaps, landing gear doors and legs, horizontal stabilizers, elevators and rudders).
The model contains the engine simulators allowing personnel to assess the impact of the operating power plant on the take-off and landing parameters, including the controls. The simulators are designed on the basis of the ejection system with high-pressure air supply to these simulators using the pipes located in the internal volume of the wing.
The annual prize of the Governor of the Moscow Region in the field of science and innovations for young scientists and specialists is awarded for outstanding scientific or scientific and technological developments and their practical application, which ensures promotion of innovations in the economics and the social sector.