On November 10, 2020 Moscow Aviation Institute gathered scientists, industry representatives and foreign experts in the field of development, certification and production of composites at the 1st international online conference "Composite Materials and Constructions". This opened a series of events within the framework of the 19th International conference "Aviation and Cosmonautics".
Today MAI takes active part in various comprehensive programs for the development and application of structures made of composite materials, as well as implements programs of higher and additional professional education in this field. The University operates a composite materials laboratory and creates a competence center in the field of integrated design and certification of composite structures.
The conference "Composite Materials and Constructions" consisted of a plenary session and three breakout sessions on the following topics:
Methods of Design, Calculation and Optimization of Polymer Composite Materials (PCM) Constructions.
Advanced Technologies of Polymer Composite Materials (PCM) Processing for the Manufacture of Structures on Their Basis.
Polymer Composite Materials (PCM) for Aircraft Design, Power Engineering and Construction, Methods of Research and Testing of PCM.
The event was held in Russian and English language.
At the plenary session the presentations were made by the Rector of Moscow Aviation Institute Mikhail Pogosyan, Professor Qu Shaoxing from Zhejiang University (China), Umatex Project Manager Anton Shumakov, Chief Expert of the JSC "AeroComposite" design department Viktor Vilents. As part of the sessions, experts from leading industry companies, such as JSC "UEC-Aviadvigatel", Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky, Central Research Institute of Special Engineering, Siemens Digital Industries Software, and others made presentations. University community was represented by speakers from major Russian and foreign universities, including Shanghai Jiao Tong transport University and Moscow State University. Lomonosov, Samara University, Perm National Research Polytechnic University. In total, more than 60 speakers took part in the conference, and the total number of participants exceeded 100 people.
The conference "Composite Materials and Constructions" was held for the first time, but it immediately set a high level of invited experts and topics discussed. This gives every reason to believe that the conference will become an annual significant scientific event in the field of materials science, structural design, strength calculation and technological preparation of production, which will help create a unified environment for representatives of the scientific community, universities, industry enterprises and identify new areas of work that meet the challenges of our time. Thus, Moscow Aviation Institute will be a platform for forming and discussing a comprehensive agenda in the field of composite materials.