The ANTONOV COMPANY is one of the largest testing complexes in Europe for durability, aerodynamic research and development.
Strength test complex of ANTONOV Company is one of the biggest in the Europe. The unique modern equipment of the complex allows performance of full-size certification strength tests of aircraft of any class from hang gliders to airplanes of “Ruslan” and “Mriya” type, products of engineering industry and to design test equipment. Dimensions of the laboratory are 100x100x35m with square of forced floor of 9000m², cargo capacity of the universal portal system is up to 3000 tf, productivity of pump station is 7000 liters per minute. Strength test complex performs: • static strength tests of the airplanes and their components using different kinds of loading (distributed, concentrated forces, excess pressure) by mean of multichannel systems (up to 140 channels of loading) with research in terms of experiment of deflected mode of construction (to 10000 indicators with the speed of poll to 1000 measurements per second); • service life strength tests of airplanes and their components using full spectrum of operational loads on complicated multilevel programmes with provision of functioning of mechanical hydraulic and electric systems of object under testing with simultaneous automated measurement of deflected mode, bendings, registration of appearance and development of the strength cracks; • strength tests of constructive and technologic patterns, materials and constructions with loadings up to 600 tf and frequencies up to 30 Hz in order to determine standard physical characteristics, evaluation of static strength and making decisions, methods and technologies on development of constructions; • frequency tests of airplanes and their components with record of parameters of frequencies for studying dynamic aeroelasticity in order to prevent flatter; • vibroacoustic tests of elements of construction under action of jet engines noise; • tests of seats of the crew and passengers to overload of 20g; • special strength tests, for instance, dynamical on impacting of the airplane components of the aircraft with the bird weighting up to 2 kg, diameter of 150-400 mm and speed up to 600 km/h (using pneumatic gun); • development, design and manufacture of test stands and machines (machines of uniaxial and biaxial loading at a range from ±5 tf to ±400 tf). Completing of stands and machines includes mechanical systems, force measure devices, hydraulic systems, automatic control system and especial software; • production and delivery of ready designs including: - multichannel automated systems of control of “Multitest-AN” strength experiment (8, 16, 24 channels of control in the strut); - АТIС multichannel tensiometric information-measurement systems (to 16000 channels); - application software of preparation, carrying out and processing of the results of strength experiment; - tensiometric sensors of force ( tension-compression) with cargo capacity from 0,1 tf to 200 tf; - hydraulic cylinders with hydrostatic bearings on 5, 10 tf; - hydraulic claws with cargo capacity from 5 tf to 50 tf; - extensimeter and sensors of motion; - sensors of pressure from 0.1 MPa to 600 MPa.
Full-size certification strength tests of different aircraft from sailplanes to giants AN-124 and AN-225
ANTONOV Company has its own AT-1 wind tunnel. On its basis the whole set providing full cycle of works on aerodynamic experiment from designing of models and development of experimental equipment to carrying out of tests, issuance of recommendations and conclusions. For more than 35 years of work of AT-1 wind tunnel a big experience of experimental works, including those in a sphere of aviation technique and in the other directions of researches, was accumulated. High professionalism of workers and the unique equipment will provide quality and reliability of your products.
AT-1 own wind tunnel to perform a whole range of aerodynamic experiments
All these works are being performed on the high professional level with use of the most innovative technologies.