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 This newsletter #12 is reaching you during summer. We hope you'll find some interesting food for thoughts while you enjoy some well deserved rest.  

JP Taran

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News from Eucass

News from Journals

News from Eucass

Eucass 6th european conference for aeronautics and space sciences

29 June - 3 July, 2015 - Krakow (Poland)

Here some brief information about the recent Eucass conference and future developments.

The unabridged version is available at the Eucass website here.

About 520 participants, of which 102 students, have attended and contributed to making it a very warm and lively forum.

The number of papers received reached a total of about 600, of which 455 were presented either orally or in poster format.

There were 37 countries represented.

Please note that the final versions of the papers effectively presented and for which a manuscript has been received will very shortly be available for download from the conference website by those of you who attended the conference.

Following the procedure of previous conferences, a selection of papers will be made by the session and symposium chairs for printed publication.

We are looking for possible sites for the seventh Eucass, which will take place the weeks July 1 or 8, 2017.

If you have suggestions, please let us know and we'll send you a document describing our technical specifications and procedures.

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Eucass 2013 Proceedings Available

Our colleagues at www.eucass-proceedings.eu have published the 7th volume of their collection in  Progress in Flight Physics.

The book contains thirty-five papers selected from over 140 papers presented in the Flight Physics sessions at EUCASS 2013 (see archive here at the main eucass webserver) in Munich, Germany.

These papers were reviewed by experts, revised, and throughly edited to provide state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective fields.

The book is organized in eight chapters:

  1. Aerodynamics
  2. Experimental Facilities
  3. Flow Control
  4. Inlets, Nozzles, and Internal Flows
  5. Jets and Wakes
  6. Non-equilibrium and Rarefied Flows
  7. Shock Waves
  8. Stability and Transition

The volume was prepared as a reference for research scientists and practicing engineers in the field of flight physics.

The articles are of Open Access type, and are available for you on the eucass-proceedings website here.

News from Journals

For your convenience, starting from newsletter #10 we  provide for each article the keywords selected by the respective journal editor.

At the same time, our newsletter editor or his helper is classifying the most interesting articles for Eucass according to our areas of interest.

You'll find below first the Eucass classification with links to the proper article in the classical article list based on the different journals.


TsAGI Science Journal

Since Newsletter #10 (see the past issues on our website here) there  has been only a new volumes published in the meanwhile:

  • Volume 46, Issue N.1 (toc available here)

The toc for this last issue is presented below for your convenience

Table of Contents (Volume 46 Issue N.1)

Discontinuous galerkin method for the reynolds equation system with the earsm
Bosnyakov, Igor Sergeevich and Vlasenko, Vladimir Viktorovich and Wolkov, Andrey Viktorovich and Lyapunov, Sergey Vladimirovich and Troshin, Aleksey Igorevich
Pages: 1–16
Keywords: discontinuous Galerkin method, Reynolds equation system, turbulence model, accuracy order

Calculation of aerodynamic characteristics of helicopter rotor in hover and airfoils in nonstationary flow
Vladimirova, Natalya Alekseevna
Pages: 17–28
Keywords: main rotor, airfoil, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamic characteristics, nonstationary flow, hysteresis

Global cross-correlation of the wall pressure fluctuations in front of the “forward-facing step/backward-facing step” combination and in its wake
Golubev, Aleksey Yuryevich and Efimtsov, Boris Maksimovich
Pages: 29–41
Keywords: pressure fluctuations, global cross-correlation, forward-facing step/backward-facing step combination

Punching of pressurized compartment shell of a spacecraft by high-speed particles with generation of acoustic waves
Avershyev, Sergey Pavlovich and Lipnitskiy, Yuriy Mikhaylovich and Makarevich, Genrikh Antonovich and Mamadaliev, Nabizhan and Pelipenko, Lubov Filippovna and Polovnev, Anton Leonidovich and Skalkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich and Tretyakov, Pavel Valerievich and Shokolov, Anatolii Grigorievich
Pages: 43–54
Keywords: spacecraft, pressurized compartment, meteoroid particles, space debris, high-speed impact, punching (breakdown), acoustic waves

Experimental measuring of the infrared directional emissivity of materials
Kornilov, Andrey Borisovich
Pages: 55–62
Keywords: experimental measuring, thermographic system, multispectral directional emissivity of material

Selection method of monitoring algorithm thresholds for airliner’s digital fly-by-wire control system
Bazhenov, Sergey Georgievich and Lysenkova, Natalia Borisovna
Pages: 63–74
Keywords: airliner, digital fly-by-wire control system, redundancy, asynchronous operation, distribution, probability, monitoring system, false alert, threshold, confirmation time, flight simulator, test flights

Reduction of short-wave instability of the system of moment equations by means of system expansion
Nikitchenko, Yurii Alekseevich
Pages: 75–85
Keywords: moment equations, polyatomic gases, closure moments, short-wave instability

Thermophysics and Aeromechanics


Since last newsletter, Volume 22 Issue 2 has been released: 

  • Volume 22, Issue N.2 of March 2015 (toc available here)

The toc for the this issue is reported below for your convenience.

Table of Contents (Volume 22, Issue N.2)

Investigation of the structure and properties of titanium-stainless steel permanent joints obtained by laser welding with the use of intermediate inserts and nanopowders
Cherepanov, A. N. and Orishich, A. M. and Pugacheva, N. B. and Shapeev, V. P.
Pages: 135–142
Keywords: dissimilar materials, insert, laser welding, mechanical properties, numerical modeling, stainless steel, structure, titanium,

Spectral diffusion model of heavy inertial particles in a random velocity field of the continuous medium
Derevich, I. V.
Pages: 143–162
Keywords: turbulence,

Features of eddy diffusion of momentum and heat in stably stratified flows of environment
Kurbatskiy, A. F. and Kurbatskaya, L. I.
Pages: 163–176
Keywords: turbulence,

On the similarity with respect to the density froude number of the flow in turbulent wake of a towed body in a linearly stratified medium
Moshkin, N. P. and Fomina, A. V. and Chernykh, G. G.
Pages: 177–184
Keywords: stratified fluid, turbulent wake,

Formation of vortex structures in channels with mass injection and their interaction with surfaces in solid-fuel rocket engines
Benderskiy, B. Ya. and Chernova, A. A.
Pages: 185–190
Keywords: gas dynamics, singular points, topology,

Simulating nonlinear waves on the surface of thin liquid film entrained by turbulent gas flow
Vozhakov, I. S. and Arkhipov, D. G. and Tsvelodub, O. Yu.
Pages: 191–202
Keywords: evolution of perturbations, falling film, gas flow, model system, stability,

Influence of uniform magnetic field on laminar regimes of natural convection in an enclosure
Bondareva, N. S. and Sheremet, M. A.
Pages: 203–216
Keywords: Boussinesq approximation, laminar regime, natural convection, numerical modelling, uniform magnetic field,

Combined effects of suction/injection and wall surface curvature on natural convection flow in a vertical micro-porous annulus
Jha, B. K. and Aina, B. and Muhammad, S. A.
Pages: 217–228
Keywords: micro-porous-annulus (MPA), natural convection,

Modelling of turbulent flow in a radial reactor with fixed bed
Zhapbasbayev, U. K. and Ramazanova, G. I. and Kenzhaliev, O. B.
Pages: 229–243
Keywords: , fixed bed, radial reactor,

Investigation of regimes of gas hydrate formation in a porous medium, partially saturated with ice
Khasanov, M. K.
Pages: 245–255
Keywords: filtration, gas hydrate, porous medium,

Resistance to destruction of material samples in supersonic high-temperature flow
Zabaykin, V. A. and Prokhorov, A. N. and Tretyakov, P. K.
Pages: 257–260
Keywords: archeater, combustion, heat-resistant materials, supersonic high-temperature flow,

90th Anniversary of Evgeniya M. Khabakhpasheva

Pages: 261–262

70th Anniversary of Viktor V. Kozlov

Pages: 263–264

Journal of Aerospace Engineering

Since last newsletter, two new issues have been released:

  • Volume 229, Issue N.9 of July 2015 (toc available here)
  • Volume 229, Issue N.10 of August 2015 (toc available here)

The toc for the issue N.10 is reported below for your convenience.

Robustness analysis and improvement of singular value decomposition algorithm for autonomous star identification
Yin, H. and Song, X. and Yan, Y.
Pages: 1757–1770
Keywords: Star identification,star tracker,singular value decomposition,attitude determination

Unsteady boundary layer measurement on an oscillating (pitching) supercritical airfoil in compressible flow using multiple hot-film sensors
Haghiri, A. and Mani, M. and Fallahpour, N.
Pages: 1771–1784
Keywords: Wind tunnel,supercritical,boundary layer,pitching motion,hot film,compressible flow,λ-shock,laminar separation bubble

Launch vehicle multi-objective reliability-redundancy optimization using a hybrid genetic algorithm-particle swarm optimization
Raouf, N. and Pourtakdoust, S. H.
Pages: 1785–1797
Keywords: Launch vehicle,reliability,redundancy,optimization,hybrid genetic algorithm-particle swarm optimization

Multi-objective and reliable output feedback control for spacecraft hovering
Zhou, Y. and Yan, Y. and Huang, X. and Zhang, H.
Pages: 1798–1812
Keywords: Spacecraft hovering,dynamic output feedback,multi-objective control,linear matrix inequality,reliable control

Cooperative path replanning method for multiple unmanned aerial vehicles with obstacle collision avoidance under timing constraints
Zhen, Z. and Gao, C. and Zheng, F. and Jiang, J.
Pages: 1813–1823
Keywords: Formation flight,unmanned aerial vehicle,path replanning,cooperative path planning,obstacle collision avoidance

Heavy rain effects on aircraft longitudinal stability and control determined from numerical simulation data
Wu, Z. and Cao, Y. and Ismail, M.
Pages: 1824–1842
Keywords: Heavy rain,aircraft,longitudinal stability and control,two-phase flow,aerodynamic derivative

X-ray pulsar-based navigation system/sun measurement integrated navigation method for deep space explorer
Wang, Y. and Zheng, W. and Sun, S.
Pages: 1843–1852
Keywords: X-ray pulsar,deep space exploration,autonomous navigation,integrated navigation,data fusion

New methods of optimization of the flight profiles for performance database-modeled aircraft
Patron, R. S. F. and Berrou, Y. and Botez, R. M.
Pages: 1853–1867
Keywords: Trajectories optimization,genetic algorithm,wind modeling,navigation flight profile,fuel reduction

Elliptic jet control with cross-wire
Chauhan, V. and Kumar, S. A. and Rathakrishnan, E.
Pages: 1868–1885
Keywords: Jet,cross-wire,core,axis-switching,shock cell

Dynamic analysis of satellite separation considering the flexibility of interface rings
Cui, D. and Yan, S. and Li, J. and Qin, Z. and Guo, X.
Pages: 1886–1902
Keywords: Satellite separation,dynamic analysis,flexibility of interface rings,separation attitudes,dynamic envelope,separation shock

Robust l  convex pose-graph optimisation for monocular localisation solution for unmanned aerial vehicles
Boulekchour, M. and Aouf, N. and Richardson, M.
Pages: 1903–1918
Keywords: Unmanned aerial vehicles,robust convex optimisation,pose-graph optimisation,loop closures,features uncertainties

An improved multi-position calibration method for low cost micro-electro mechanical systems inertial measurement units
Ding, Z. and Cai, H. and Yang, H.
Pages: 1919–1930
Keywords: Calibration,inertial measurement unit,micro-electro mechanical systems sensors,low cost sensors

Assessment of zigzag theories for free vibration analysis of laminated-composite and sandwich plates
Sahoo, R. and Singh, B. N.
Pages: 1931–1949
Keywords: Zigzag theory,vibration,laminated composite,sandwich structure,finite element method

Combustion and Explosion Journal

A new volume of the Combustion and Explosion journal is available:

  • Volume 8, Issue N.2 (toc available here)

The toc for this last issue is presented below for your convenience

Table of Contents (Volume 8 Issue N.2)

Dynamics and temperature of combustion of wood dust — air mixture in a quartz tube.
V. N. Mironov, O. G. Penyazkov, and K. N. Kasparov
Pages 5-12
Keywords: dust–air mixture; combustion; fire and explosion hazards; industrial explosions

Evaluation of aftercooler performance for ground tests of rocket engines for orbital boosters.
F. S. Frolov, S. M. Frolov, V. S. Posvyanskii, and I. V. Semenov
Pages 13-25
Keywords: high-altitude test facility; hydrogen–oxygen rocket engine; aftercooler; water sprays; cooling and condensation of water vapor; theoretical model; performance estimation

On the problem of modeling the heat exchange of condensed combustion products of solid propellant with a cooling wall.
I. V. Semenov, D.A. Sidorenko, and S. M. Frolov
Pages 26-37
Keywords: heat and mass transfer; Stefan problem; two-phase film; solid propellant combustion products; cooling surface; alumina; theoretical model

On correctness of the Cauchy problem for two-velocity two-phase viscous flow.
R.R. Tukhvatullina
Pages 38-44
Keywords: ill-posed problems; regularization; two-phase flows; Navier–Stokes equations

Numerical modeling of the impact of shock wave on bubbly environment.
K. A. Avdeev, V. S. Aksenov, A. A. Borisov, R. R. Tukhvatullina, S. M. Frolov and F. S. Frolov
Pages 45-55
Keywords: bubbly liquid; shock wave; shock tube; numerical modeling

Numerical simulation of the momentum transfer from the shock waves to the bubble media.
K. A. Avdeev, V. S. Aksenov, A. A. Borisov, R. R. Tukhvatullina, S. M. Frolov and F. S. Frolov
Pages 57-67
Keywords: bubbly liquid; shock wave; momentum transfer; numerical simulation

The shock wave of underwater nuclear explosion.
N. M. Kuznetsov
Pages 68-77
Keywords: equation of state; heat capacity; water; steam; nuclear explosion; shock wave; strong self-similar explosion; asymptotics; vaporization

Initiation of detonation in heterogeneous mixtures in a small-size tube at rising temperatures.
M. S. Assad, O. G. Penyazkov, and K. L. Sevrouk
Pages 78-84
Keywords: detonation; heterogeneous system; wave velocity; initial temperature; pulsed detonation combustor

Detonation control of the metal surface plasma modification.
N. Ya. Vasilik, Yu. N. Tyurin, O. V. Kolisnichenko, M. G. Kovaleva, M. S. Prozorova, and M. Yu. Arseenko
Pages 85-93
Keywords: pulse-detonation combustion; plasma; electrical discharge; metal; surface; modification; hardness; wear resistance

Physics of combustion of mechanical activated compositions with titanium—boron—fluorineplast content.
A. A. Zenin, V.A. Kluyev, Y. P. Toporov, A. I. Malkin, and S. V. Finjakov
Pages 94-98
Keywords: titanium–boron–fluoroplastic compositions; mechanical activation; combustion; optimal time of activation Received November 1, 2014

Deformation-heat explosion in reactive medium.
A. V. Dubovik and A. A. Matveev
Pages 99-104
Keywords: deformation; dissipation; heat explosion

Molecular dynamics simulation of crystal melting aluminum at high pressures.
S. A. Gubin, I. V. Maklashova, A. A. Selezenev, S. A. Kozlova, and T. S. Demidenko
Pages 105-112
Keywords: molecular-dynamic simulation; shock wave; the intermolecular interaction potential; melting line

Nonstationary burning in the plane.
B. V. Lidskiy, G.A. Mkhitaryan, B. V. Novozhilov, A. V. Poluyan, and V. S. Posvyanskii
Pages 113-120
Keywords: nonstationary burning; spin burning; stability

Theoretical models of hotspot-pulsed combustion of double-base propellants and experiment.
V. N. Marshakov and B. V. Novozhilov
Pages 121-137
Keywords: combustion; propellant; multidimensional front; hotspot; transverse wave; hotspot-cellular structure

Effect of iron and boron powders on combustion of heterogeneous condensed systems.
A. G. Korotkikh, V. A. Arkhipov, O. G. Glotov, V. E. Zarko, and R. A. Yusupov
Pages 129-137
Keywords: heterogeneous condensed system; powders of aluminum, iron, boron; condensed combustion products

Pulsed mode of combustion of subsurface layer in homogeneous energetic materials.
V. G. Krupkin and G. N. Mokhin
Pages 138-146
Keywords: combustion of propellants; homogeneous energetic materials; hotspot pulsed mode; combustion instability; dispersion; thermal explosion

Investigation of hydrazinium dinitramide combustion.
S. V. Chuiko, G. V. Nechai, and V. I. Schitikova
Pages 147-150
Keywords: combustion; hydrazinium dinitramide

Features of low-velocity detonation of grained single-base propellants.
S. Ermolaev, V. A. F. Martynyuk, and A. A. Belyaev
Pages 151-159
Keywords: low-velocity detonation; single-base propellant

Kinetic and thermochemical properties of trinitromethyl derivatives of 1,3,5-triazine.
V. V. Nedelko, A. V. Shastin, T. S. Kon’kova, E.A. Miroshnichenko, V. V. Zakharov, N. V. Chukanov, T. S. Larikova, D. B. Lempert, Yu. N. Matyushin, and B. L. Korsunskiy
Pages 160-169
Keywords: energetic compounds; thermal decomposition; kinetics; nitrocompoiunds; azides; triazines; formation enthalpy

Energies of chemical bonds and reorganization of free radicals.
E.A. Miroshnichenko, T. S. Kon’kova, Yu. N. Matyushin, and A. A. Berlin
Pages 170 -174
Keywords: energy of bond; radical; energy of radical reorganization

Energies of salt formation for heterocycles.
T. S. Kon’kova, E.A. Miroshnichenko, Yu. N. Matyushin, A. B. Vorob’ev, J. O. Inozemtsev, I. L. Dalinger, T. K. Shkineva, and S. A. Shevelev
Pages 175-185
Keywords: 3,4,5-trinitropyrazole; 1-methyl-3,4,5-trinitropyrazole; ammonium salts of 3,4,5-trinitropyrazole; combustion energy; formation enthalpy; energy of salt formation

Dihydroxylammonium 5,5/-bistetrazole-1,1/-diolate (TKX-50): Breakthrough or an error?
V. P. Sinditskii, S. A. Filatov, V. I. Kolesov, K. O. Kapranov, A. O. Suprun, A. F. Asachenko, P. B. Dzhevakov, M.A. Topchiy, M. S. Nechaev, V. V. Lunin, and N. I. Shishov
Pages 186-194
Keywords: dihydroxylammonium 5,5′ -bistetrazole-1,1′ -diolate (TKX-50); thermal decomposition; kinetics; burning rate; combustion mechanism

Thermal decomposition of triazolo- and tetrazoloterazines.
V. P. Sinditskii, A. V. Burzhava, G. F. Rudakov, and D. A. Zacharova
Pages 195-202
Keywords: azoloterazines; 6-aminotrizolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4,5-tetrazine; tetrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4,5-tetrazine; thermal decomposition; kinetics

Thermal stability of energetic materials: High-pressure differential scanning calorimetry study.
K. A. Monogarov, N. V. Muravyev, A. A. Bragin, A. N. Pivkina, Yu. V. Frolov, and A. A. Gromov
Pages 203-210
Keywords: energetic materials; high-pressure differential scanning calorimetry; ammonium dinitramide; decomposition

Study of boron particles agglomeration during combustion of high-energy composition.
D. B. Meerov, K. A. Monogarov, A. A. Bragin, Yu. V. Frolov, A. N. Pivkina, N. I. Shishov, and T. A. Bestuzheva
Pages 211-217
Keywords: energetic condensed systems; agglomeration; boron

Features of spin combustion of gasless systems.
K. L. Klimenok and S. A. Rashkovkiy
Pages 218-225
Keywords: spin combustion; gasless combustion; bifurcations; numerical simulation

Mechanism of initiation of particles in propagation of combustion and detonation at low-density mechanically activated powder mixtures.
S. A. Rashkovkiy and A. Yu. Dolgoborodov
Pages 226-233
Keywords: detonation; low-density powder; mechanical activation; mechanism of initiation

Convective burning of fine-dispersed mixtures of ammonium nitrate and aluminum in a closed-volume bomb.
B. S. Ermolaev, V. G. Khudaverdiev, and A. A. Belyaev
Pages 234-241
Keywords: convective burning; explosion; closed-volume bomb; ammonium nitrate; aluminum

Detonation of pressed charges of ammonum pertchlorate and aluminum mechanoactivated mixtures.
A. Yu. Dolgoborodov, A. A. Shevchenko, V. G. Kirilenko, and M. A. Brazhnikov
Pages 242-249
Keywords: detonation; ammonium perchlorate; aluminum; mechanoactivation

Laser initiation of energetic complex compounds of some metals.
V. Melik-Gaykazov, G. P. Kuznetsov, and I. G. Assovskiy
Pages 250-255
Keywords: energetic materials; energetic metallocomplexes; explosives; laser initiation; laser ablation; sensitivity to light

Heat of explosion and acceleration ability of mixtures of high explosives with titanium and titanium hydride.
M. N. Makhov
Pages 256-262
Keywords: high explosive; heat of explosion; acceleration ability; aluminum; titanium; titanium hydride

Synthesis, characteristics, and laws of combustion of cyclic nitramines containing ethylenedinitramine group.
N. F. Pyatakov and I. B. Vyunova
Pages 263-269
Keywords: synthesis; nitro compounds; nitramines; capacity of reaction; thermochemistry; detonation; combustion; sensitivity to impact; heat of formation and explosive transition

Combustion of porous samples of nanosized aluminum in air at atmospheric pressure.
E. M. Popenko, A. A. Gromov, K. A. Monogarov, N. V. Muravyev, and A. A. Bragin
Pages 270-275
Keywords: nanopowders; combustion of aluminum; aluminum nitride