Scientists of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N. E. Zhukovsky (part of the NRC “Institute named after N. E.Zhukovsky”) preparing for the endurance test of the composite stabilizer of MS-21 aircraft mass produced Assembly of a new aircraft. The customer is JSC “Corporation “Irkut”. About it reports a press-service of TSAGI.
Professionals will have to reproduce the full range of variable loads acting on the structure in a typical operation, the volume providing 60 000 flights with a three-fold margin.
“Work will take place on a specially designed stand using the multi-channel system loadings, was developed by TSAGI specialists together with colleagues from Atos (Italy). Industrial implementation of this development, the Institute carries out jointly with Tekhprom, OOO with the support of Fund “SKOLKOVO”. Key benefits of the system to reduce the time of installation of the test stand due to the unification of the equipment, reducing the cost of the process of the experiment by increasing performance at low power consumption. In addition, it provides high protection of the object from the unnormalized loads. In TSAGI system is applied in studies of the airframe of the aircraft Il-76MD-90A and Sukhoi SuperJet 100LR”, – explained in TSAGI.
According to preliminary estimates of scientists, the process will not take more than two and a half years (previously, this study lasted up to five years). “We first conduct life tests of full-size unit, made of composite materials. This new direction will require new approaches. Therefore, the results of the research will undoubtedly be of great interest,” said the Deputy chief of Department of the resource of aircraft structures FGUP “TSAGI” Konstantin Shcherban.