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TsAGI attends SATA Conference
Specialists of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky”) took part in the 53-rd Annual SATA Conference (Subsonic Aerodynamic Testing Association). The event was held June 4-9 in Wichita, Kansas (USA) at the site of the National Center for aviation research of the United States.

Association members discussed the possibilities to improve available aerodynamic setups, introduce new experiments, upgrade subsonic installations, new diagnostic instrumentation and software, etc. Questions of the uniformity of measurements were also discussed. TsAGI specialists introduced their project with the analysis of several possible ways to improve the off-board mechanical multicomponent balances in TsAGI’s subsonic wind tunnels.

This year's Conference was attended by 75 engineers and scientists from 54 different scientific-research and industrial organizations of the United States, Canada, France, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Romania, Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa, thus covering all continents. The SATA participants toured many of the experimental, industrial and training facilities of the National Center: WSU Walter H. Beech wind tunnel, a number of testing objects of the strength complex, etc.

SATA is an informal non-profit organization that brings together organizations operating subsonic wind tunnels. The association came into existence in 1965. Annual meetings are held at various venues of SATA members, alternately in the United States/Canada or in a state on another continent.

Source: TsAGI.

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