Basic Research Activities
- Experimental study of aerodynamic characteristics of flying
vehicles and their elements, including the processes of interference, spatial
separation of the flow, structure and regular features of the development of
subsonic and supersonic flows.
- Experimental study of ducted aerodynamic configurations and
supersonic jet flows as applied to the problem of creation of scramjet-powered
- Modeling of the processes of flow around the inlets and their
integration with the fuselage, mixing processes in supersonic flows,
investigation of a three-dimensional flow structure in the mixing layer of
supersonic non-isobaric jets.
- Experimental study of pressure fluctuations and unsteady flow
structure in supersonic separation regions and impinging supersonic jets.
- Development of the methods of optical diagnostics of supersonic
flows, in particular, skin friction measurement using the oil-film technique for
curved and arbitrarily oriented surfaces;
- laser Doppler anemometry for panoramic registration of velocity
|Aerodynamic interference of bodies of
|Schlieren pictures of a supersonic underexpanded
jet exhausting from an axissymmetric nozzle and a schematic of streamwise vortex
structures in the initial section of the jet. 1 - nozzle, 2 - Mach disk, 3 -
barrel shock wave, 4 - reflected shock wave, 5 - jet boundary, 6 - streamwise
The laboratory was founded in 1967 and performed scientific studies
under the guidance of Prof. A.M.Kharitonov for 30 years.
- RUSSIA: TsAGI, CIAM, Tupolev Research-Technological Company,
Institute of Applied Mathematics RAS (Moscow); Rocket-Space Center 'Energiya',
Research-Technical Center 'Energocosmos' (Moscow region); Baltic State Technical
University (Saint Petersburg);
- GERMANY: DLR Institute of Fluid Mechanics (Goettingen); Aachen
Institute of Aerodynamics, Institute of Fluid Mechanics at Muenchen University;
- FRANCE: ONERA, Dassaul Aviation, Aerospatiale;
- USA: California Institute of Technology, Princeton University.
Head of the Laboratory
Doctor of technical sciences, professor Zapryagaev Valery Ivanovich
tel.: (383) 330-77-66
fax: (383) 330-72-68