Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute
Центра́льный аэрогидродинами́ческий институ́т имени профессора Н. Е. Жуковского
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The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (Russian: Центра́льный аэрогидродинами́ческий институ́т, ЦАГИ, translit. Tsentralniy Aerogidrodinamicheskiy Institut, TsAGI) was founded in Moscow by Russian aviation pioneer Nikolai Yegorovich Zhukovsky on December 1, 1918.
Since 1925 and into the 1930s, TsAGI developed and hosted Tupolev's AGOS (Aviatziya, Gidroaviatziya i Opytnoye Stroitelstvo, the "Aviation, Hydroaviation, and Experimental Construction"), the first aircraft design bureau in Soviet Union, and at the time the main one. In 1930, two other major aircraft design bureaus in the country were the Ilyushin's TsKB (Tsentralnoye Konstruksionnoye Byuro means "Central Design Bureau") and an independent, short-lived Kalinin's team in Kharkiv.
In 1935 TsAGI was partly relocated to the former dacha settlement Otdykh (literally, "Relaxation") converted to the new urban-type settlement Stakhanovo. It was named after Alexey Stakhanov, a famous Soviet miner. On April 23, 1947, the settlement was granted town status and renamed to Zhukovsky. The Moscow branch of the institute is known Moscow complex of TsAGI.
In 1965 in Zhukovsky a Department of Aeromechanics and Flight Engineering of MIPT was established with support of TsAGI's research and knowledge base to educate young specialists for aerospace industry.
Heads of the institute
- 1918–1921: N. Y. Zhukovsky
- 1921–1931: S. A. Chaplygin
- 1932–1937: N. M. Kharlamov
- 1938–1939: M. N. Shulzhenko
- 1940–1941: I. F. Petrov
- 1941–1950: S. N. Shishkin
- 1950–1960: A. I. Makarevsky
- 1960–1967: V. M. Myasishchev
- 1967–1989: G. P. Swischjov
- 1989–1995: G I. Zagaynov
- 1995–1998: V. Ja. Neuland
- 1998–2006: V. G. Dmitriyev
- 2006–2007: V. A. Kargopoltsev
- 2007–2009: S. L. Chernyshev
- 2009–2015: B. S. Aljoshin
- 2015–2018: S. L. Chernyshev
- August 2018–present: K. I. Sypalo
- Albrecht, Ulrich; Nikutta, Randolph (October 1993). The Soviet armaments industry. pp. 15–16. ISBN 978-3-7186-5313-3.
- TsAGI has created a unique test bench for testing high-speed helicopters TsAGI, 13 December 2013
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