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Central Institute of Aviation Motors named after P.I. Baranov is a world-class research center

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Being the Russian Federation’s State Research Center, federal state unitary enterprise Central Institute of Aviation Motors named after P.I. Baranov is a world-class scientific center, an organization conducting the whole scope of research activity necessary for the development of the aircraft engines and gas turbine units based on them.


On behalf of the Russian Federation, the rights of the Institute's founder and owner of the Institute's property are exercised by National Research Center «Zhukovsky Institute».

Established in 1930, the Institute combines fundamental research activity with participation in the development of future aircraft engines, their systems and components. All Russian and many foreign engines were developed with the Institute's direct involvement and refined at the Institute's test facilities.

The CIAM research activity is aimed at establishing an advanced research foundation for future aircraft, marine, and stationary engines design; new lubricants development; renewable energy source studies, including hydrogen energetics; conduct unique altitude and environmental aircraft and aerospace engines testing  energy efficiency and energy saving works are underway .

The Institute possesses a unique, Europe's largest facility for ground and altitude testing of engines, their systems and components.  All types of full-scale engine testing, including its systems and components can be carried out on the Institution test rigs. The most complex and power-consuming types of mandatory aircraft engine tests reproducing full-scale operating conditions (altitude, speed, temperature, humidity, etc.) to be carried out in Europe can be conducted at the CIAM Research Center only.

The CIAM staff consists of numerous  prominent  scientists,  who practice as the leaders of scientific research schools , whose proceedings in the fields of physical and technical issues of the power industry, hypersonic technology, boundary layer theory, turbulence, combustion and heat conductivity, conductive gas flow, gas dynamics of impeller machines, dynamics and strength, engine theory, high-level mathematical modeling, high-energy fuels, aircraft chemmotology, and other disciplines are well known in the world's scientific community.

Central Institute of Aviation Motors activity trends

Fundamental research in the gas dynamics, mechanical strength, heat exchange, combustion, and acoustics fields.

Testing of aircraft engines, their systems and components in real operation conditions.

Elaboration of the main areas of aircraft engine development forecast based on the world's leading aircraft science and engineering achievements.

Engine development methodology.

Applied research in the field of conceptual design of various aircraft engine types; aircraft system and component design, as well as providing reliability and failure-free performance.

Test facility equipment and measurement instruments design.

Design of high-performance gas turbine units for the power and gas pumping industries.