Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute
Printer friendly

TsAGI Director General Sergey Chernyshev speaks on the research of composite materials

23 March 2017

The Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI, part of the National Research Center “Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky”) took part in the XXI Russian National Conference on Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics. The event was held in Moscow.

Sergey Chernyshev, the Director General of TsAGI and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, made a plenary report on “Methods of Non-Destructive Testing for Advanced Aircraft Structures.” He noted that one of the ways to solve the priority tasks for civil air transport is the large-scale introduction of new polymer composite materials into the critical power structures of the airframe. The Head of the Russian Center of Aeronautical Science reported on the research of composite materials, which is conducted in TsAGI using non-destructive testing methods, e.g., structural strength tests of full-scale airframe units, as well as individual structural elements and structurally similar sample structural materials.

Sergey Chernyshev noted: “The use of composite structures in the future can reduce the weight of the airframe of a passenger aircraft by 20-25%. At present, one of the long-term tasks of aviation science is to ensure the long-term strength and safe operation of such structures, as well as their certification. TsAGI understands the great importance of this field of development, and therefore the Institute actively conducts research on composite materials.”

The Russian National Conference on Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics is one of the largest in Russia and the most important in the Europe scientific forum. It has been held for more than 30 years by the Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics (RSNTTD). The conference takes place once every three years and allows a display of the latest achievements of technogenic, anti-terrorist, ecological diagnostics and safety.

TsAGI Press Service
+7 (495) 556-40-38

Back to list