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ICAS 2014: a round-up of the first day

8 September 2014

The first day of the Congress of the International Council for Aeronautical Sciences — ICAS 2014 has drawn to a close. The TsAGI press service provides an overview of the key events.

The congress officially opened on September 8. Speakers at the opening ceremony included ICAS President Murray L. Scott, ICAS Executive Secretary Axel Probst, United Aircraft Corporation Director Vladimir Kargopoltsev, St. Petersburg government Committee for Science and Higher Education Chairman Andrey Maximov and TsAGI Executive Director Sergey Chernyshev.

ICAS 2014 began with the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Memorial Lecture, which is delivered at every ICAS Congress. This year the lecture was delivered by TsAGI Executive Director Professor Sergey Chernyshev, who spoke about the challenges facing aeronautics and new opportunities for international cooperation. After his speech, the scientist received the award of the same name for his outstanding personal contribution to the development of aerospace science.

During the workshops on the first day of the congress, scientists from the Zhukovsky Central Aero-hydrodynamic Institute delivered reports dealing with current issues in the sector: wind tunnel technology, non-steady aerodynamics, control quality, deformation and damage of composite structures, the study of high-speed flows, and dynamic loads. The results of joint research by the Russian center of aviation science and other key organizations in the industry were highlighted. Employees from TsAGI and the Gromov Flight Research Institute presented the results of joint research aimed at improving the model for pilot perception of an aircraft in stall.

Commenting on the results of the first day of the congress, ICAS executive committee member from Russia and director of the TsAGI aerospace research program Alexander Filatiev said: “For four years we have been preparing to hold ICAS in 2014 and today here in St. Petersburg we officially launched the world’s largest scientific forum. Our European partners noted a record number of participants at the congress, and this indicates that no political problems can become an obstacle to the development of global science.”

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