MAI and SADRI make a joint research project

30 November 2018

From November 26 to 30, 2018, a delegation from Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute (SADRI) visited MAI in order to discuss the development of a project on the mathematical modeling of Civil Aircraft Wheel-up Landing Destruction. 

SADRI is a Chinese design institute, a member organization of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC), which in March 2018, signed a Contract with Moscow Aviation Institute on “Civil Aircraft Wheel-up Landing Destruction.”. 

According to the agreement, Research and Development Department-101 of MAI, headed by Candidate of Technical Sciences Dmitry Strelets, will prepare a digital mock-up of the aircraft and make a research on what damages the aircraft virtually dropped with the landing gear-up will suffer. 

The first phase of the project was short and included receiving of initial data, and now the second phase has come to an end. The delegation, headed by the President of SADRI Shen Bo consisting of researchers and senior engineers, came to MAI in the framework of the acceptance procedure of the second stage of the work under the Contract. 


“According to our work, engineers perform multiple iterations, respectively, SADRI specialists also take part in the development of a digital mock-up. And when a meeting comes face to face, it is much easier to reach an understanding and some issues are easier to discuss,” – noted Irina Polovina, leading specialist of the Directorate of Advanced Scientific Programs.

During the visit, SADRI delegation negotiated with Rector of MAI Mikhail Pogosian and the specialists, who are involved in the project by the part of MAI. Partners discussed not only current work but also the directions for further cooperation. In the course of the acquaintance with MAI, Chinese engineers visited a training laboratory of the Aircraft Engineering Faculty, flight simulator laboratory and wind tunnel. 

“We are creating a digital mock-up that will be considered as MAI development, this is called a scientific technical reserve. This is not a one-time development, but such a thing, which can later be used for further training of engineers and research work,” – said Irina Polovina.  

The replacement of flight tests with mathematical modeling is much cheaper and is the global trend in the aerospace industry today.

Daria Vinogradova

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