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TsAGI attends STAI Meeting

13 June 2017

Specialists of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Institute named after N.E.Zhukovsky”) took part in the 127th international meeting of the Supersonic Tunnel Association (STAI). The event was held May 14-17 in Bucharest (Romania). Association members discussed issues of improving the efficiency and raising public awareness of aerodynamic experiments, reducing the cost of operating the supersonic installations and reducing the cost of ongoing trials. Metrological support issues and wind tunnels certification were also discussed.

TsAGI scientists introduced the results of their studies to improve the quality of the relevant aerodynamic experiments. Experts shared their experience working in transonic wind tunnels. In particular, they talked about testing and implementation of the methods of continuous balance experiments. The new approach to reduce the impact of borders while testing in transonic wind tunnels was introduced. TsAGI presented the concept of the 129th STAI Session which will be hosted by TsAGI and will take place at the Institute next year in May. This meeting will be one of the key events within the framework of the activity dedicated to the centennial of the leading centre of aeronautical science.

STAI is an informal non-profit organization that brings together specialists designing high speed wind tunnels, exploiting them and dealing with the methodology of the experiment. The Association came into existence in 1954. Twice a year they hold meetings at various venues of STAI members. This year’s Meeting was attended by 14 scientists of research organizations from the United States, China, Italy, France, Canada, India, etc.

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