TsAGI participated in Conference on “Composite Materials and Technologies (Modern Science and Engineering)”
3 May 2017
In late April, the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI, part of the National Research Center “Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky”) took part in scientific and technical conference “Composite Materials and Technologies (Modern Science and Engineering).” The event took place in the Moscow Aviation Institute.
In their report on “Application of Polymeric Composite Materials in Helicopter Structures to Improve Vibration Strength,” TsAGI employees summarized the results of many years of research that shows significant advantages of polymeric composite materials (PCM). In particular, it was noted that composite blades of a helicopter’s tail rotor, though having the same durability as the blades with a metal spar, are 30% lighter. At the same time, they ensure a higher stiffness, the required aerofoil profile and optimal flight performance. Apart from that, the blades with the spars made of PCM allow reduction of the risk of chord flutter, improve vibration strength and increase the life cycle of a rotary-wing aircraft.
The Science and Technical Conference “Composite Materials and Technology (Modern Science and Engineering)” is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Honoured Worker of Science and Technology of the RSFSR and Doctor of Engineering Science, Professor Elena Borisovna Trostyanskaya, a prominent scholar in the field of establishing and developing pedagogical and the scientific school of the materials science and the polymeric and composite materials technology. Participating in the conference were leading scientists and experts involved in the development, characteristics analysis and use of PCM in various applications in the machine industry, construction and healthcare as well as training of personnel for this fast-evolving sector of the national economy.