TsAGI Discusses Its Progress On International Flagship Projects
26 February 2021
TsAGI (a part of NRC “Zhukovsky Institute”) participated in the seminar organized by the NRC. The event was devoted to implementation of projects within Horizon 2020, the EU International Framework Program. The seminar was held in a hybrid format and took place on February, 9, at TsAGITech.
‘Today we have discussed the interim results of flagship research projects with EU; moreover, we have outlined and corrected further steps of their implementation. Notably, Russian executive authorities, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry for Science and Higher Education, have attended the seminar. They provide all-round support in terms of coordinating our work with European partners’, said Kirill Sypalo, General Director of TsAGI, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The international research projects that TsAGI participates in are devoted to flight safety in icing conditions, to hybrid power-plant aircraft design, to multidisciplinary optimization, etc.
Within the ICE-GENESIS and SENS4ICE projects, TsAGI studied aircraft surface icing in freezing precipitation conditions or in snow conditions. The Institute are developing experimental methods and numerical software to analyze aircraft icing in these problematic weather conditions. The supercooled precipitation have been introduced into new airworthiness regulations in the EU and US (Appendix O to CS 25/FAR 25). A project is being prepared to adopt these regulations in Russia. The work is especially important in the light of forthcoming Russian aircraft certification in accordance with international standards.
The IMOTHEP and FUTPRINT50 projects are devoted to hybrid electric propulsion systems (HEPS). TsAGI conducts computational and experimental studies of airframe-propulsion integration, namely: better takeoff/landing performance thanks to high-lift flow of distributed HEPS, less induced drag and higher propeller efficiency because of the interference between the wing and HEPS installed on its tips. The Institute elaborates the concepts of HEPS regional aircraft with the above-mentioned integration that increases the aircraft efficiency.
The AGILE project aims at creating a multidisciplinary optimization system which unifies various multidisciplinary analysis tools and specialists involved in different industries. The project provides solutions to the problems of multidisciplinary optimization at the early stages of the development of aviation technology, in order to create more sophisticated and ready-to-manufacture aircraft. AGILE technologies are applied in methodology for optimizing advanced Russian aircraft nacelles.
The key aim of the SAFEMODE project is to create a technology for assessing human factor at the early stages of developing air and sea transport demonstrators. The main target is sound guidelines for effective analysis of human factor in incidents, for continuous monitoring, and for further integration. TsAGI key participation is aimed at developing the technologies for full flight simulators and human factor risks evaluation to passenger aircraft.
At the end of the meeting, the participants identified the areas of urgent intense work to achieve considerable results in air transport industry.
‘The research that we have discussed is important, first of all, because of the versatility of its applications, both in a purely scientific aspect, and in a practical way. Representatives from Russian industrial enterprises participate at this seminar, which confirms the importance’, commented Sergey Chernyshev, Deputy Director General for Coordination of International Cooperation and Interaction with International Organizations (NRC “Zhukovsky Institute”), Chief Scientific Officer (TsAGI) and Academician of the RAS.
The seminar was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the International Centre for Innovations in Science, Technology and Education (ICISTE), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Russian Helicopters, MIPT, CIAM, GosNIIAS, etc.