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Laboratory of Physical and Numerical Modeling of Helicopter Strength, Aerodynamics, and Flight Dynamics

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).
Link to the official website
Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0038
Name of the institution of higher learning:
State educational institution of higher professional education "Kazan State Technical University named after A. N. Tupolev"
Fields of scientific research:
Mechanics and control processes
Project goal:
To design new instruments required to model and analyze helicopter parameters and verify computer experiment data.
Key project objectives:
1. To create a laboratory complex specializing in physical and mathematical modeling of aerodynamic parameters of aircraft, especially those of helicopters.
2. To train helicopter-building engineers and develop partnerships and collaborations with helicopter industry enterprises.
Anticipated scientific outcomes:
1. The project will help improve the accuracy of computerized modeling of the aerodynamic parameters of aircraft;
2. The project will help install a helicopter stand in the wind tunnel of the Kazan State Technical University named after A. N. Tupolev.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: George N. Baracos

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degrees and titles:
PhD, Master of Applied Sciences, professor.

Job title:
Professor of aeromechanics of the University of Liverpool (Great Britain); employee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Areas of scientific interest:
1. Aerodynamics.
2. Helicopters.
3. Computational hydrodynamics.
3. Numerical methods.
4. Turbulence.
5. Highly efficient computing.

Scientific recognition:
Scientific Director of the "Augusto Westland" center in Liverpool specializing in designing advanced helicopters and computer-assisted modeling of turbulence effects.

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