Sergey Grachev: "Civil aircraft must meet the most stringent requirements"
Last week, on February 9, Russian civil aviation celebrated 100 years. Sergey Grachev, Director of MAI Competence Center "Energy Systems", told us about advanced domestic solutions that are aimed at the development of the industry today.
One of the promising inventions of the "Energy Systems" Center is a test bench for the control system of the wing misalignment of the SSJ-New integrated aircraft control system. Its metal frame looks like a factory machine with rotating parts and wires. However, if you put on augmented reality glasses, then the outlines of the aircraft wing become visible on the frame, because the complex measures the course of the flaps and slats and warns the aircraft control system about emerging distortions in a timely manner.
In another augmented reality glasses, one might see a detailed cockpit of the prospective civil aircraft, along with all the levers, buttons, sensors and screens – all that is visible in order to evaluate ergonomics for the pilot even before the layout is built.
– Civil aircraft must meet the most stringent environmental and safety requirements imposed by Russian and foreign certification authorities. In order to meet the criteria, it is necessary to control the aircraft production process from the very first stages, – emphasizes Sergey Grachev.
The implementation of modern digital technologies will make it possible to achieve breakthrough results in the aircraft industry in the future.
– Mathematical modeling is very helpful, because it reduces the number of full–scale tests, thereby reducing the time and money spent on them, – concludes Sergey Grachev.
MAI experts are also now developing hydraulic systems of the SSJ-New in order to replace those made in America; fuel systems of the Ka-226T helicopter, capable of replacing Italian ones, as well as the test installation of the ASTS of the Ka-226T helicopter: it is necessary for strength, functional and qualification tests of the rotorcraft.