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CIAM at the exhibition HeliRussia-2017

7 June 2017

CIAM at the exhibition HeliRussia-2017

On 25-27 May 2017, the P.I. Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM, part of the Zhukovsky Institute National Research Center) participated in the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2017.

The CIAM exhibition stand served as a platform not only for demonstrating the Institute’s achievements, but also for exchange of opinions and negotiations aimed to strengthen business relations with partners and customers.

In the first place, the exhibition stand featured airborne Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) developed by the Institute, adaptable to light, medium and heavy helicopters.

Since CIAM is a leading scientific institution in the field of aircraft engine building, it is natural that its novel solutions in advanced aviation piston engines and aircraft gear work design development, as well as component and component assemblies of promising turbo-gas turbine engines made of composite materials, aroused great interest among stand visitors. The application of composites in aircraft engines helps mitigate their weight and enhance the durability, allowing for reducing the operating costs.

V. Golovanov, Head of the Aviation Propulsion Department at CIAM’s “Dynamics and Strength of Aero-Engines” Division, addressed the participants of the 5th Research-to-Practice Conference “Aviation Airborne Hardware”, organized by the JSC Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern ‘KRET’ as part of the exhibition business program, with a report on “Creating Scientific and Technological Reserve in Health and Usage Monitoring Systems Development for All Helicopter Life-Cycle Phases.” Given the fact, he pointed out, that for several decades the Institute has been a focal point for amassing scientific and technical information on almost all nationally developed aircraft engines and gear work used in aviation, the CIAM has created a unique data bank on aircraft engines construction. In 2003, based on the experience gained and analysis of existing analogues, the Institute developed its own HUMS. They enable an early detection and rectification of a malfunction and, thereby, enhance the operating safety and boost the aircraft reliability and efficiency. Based on the experience gained through operation of the first HUMS samples, their new derivative models have been developed equipped with domestically manufactured sensors designed on the basis of technical design specifications compiled by the Institute’s specialists. Currently, modified HUMS and their versions adapted to various types of helicopters undergo testing.

One of the topics high on the agenda of the HeliRussia-2017 business program was the “Aviation and Ecology” conference convened in support of the “Year of Environment” in Russia. A. Kostyuchenkov, head of the CIAM Aircraft Engine Department sector, made a report on “The Eventual Use of Aviation Condensed Fuel (liquefied petroleum gas) in Light Aircraft Piston Engines.” He spoke about the use of liquefied petroleum gas in aviation piston engines (APE) and presented the results obtained by the Institute. Within the framework of that research, a concept of this fuel usage for APE has been developed with demonstrator-engines tests performed. A. Kostyuchenkov also announced CIAM-generated proposals for converting the existing APEs of aircraft and helicopters operating in regions located in close proximity to oil and associated petroleum gas extraction spots.

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