LEPSE sets up new division for designing aviation and special-purpose goods

February 28, 2014. Kirov-based LEPSE set up a new division within its design department in charge of design, production, and testing of new vehicles. The division comprises experts in electronics, mechanics, and electric engines. These experts will be responsible for doing calculations and mathematical modeling of aviation and special-purpose goods, Uralvagonzavod Corporation's press service says.

'The high precision and speed of calculations for these goods is a substantial factor in the efficiency of this division of a member enterprise of the corporation. For one, R&D is only possible today if you improve the prototype in several different respects at once and adopt a multi-faceted approach to designing its components,' the enterprise reports.

The head of the division Alexei Frolov says the division now started designing the aviation and special-purpose goods.

'We know from our experience that these goods require extremely high-precision calculations. We used to do all the calculations for all the component parts separately, with figures for the engine, for the reducer, and the control scheme. After which, we would produce the components and make them compatible with one another. It often so happened, however, that some problems occurred and we needed to improve on our work. Now the complexity of the calculations is many times greater, while the customer usually asks for shorter waiting periods. To deal with these challenges, our designers looked at software modules that were meant for such joint calculations. A few goods have already been designed under the new method, and the result was quick to see: this multi-faceted modeling scheme does work. So an ad hoc team was set up to focus on the complicated, multi-level calculations,' Frolov said.

According to the corporation's press service, the complexity of such interdisciplinary calculations requires highly skilled workers. The design office experts with an inclination towards analytics have already been sent to Yekaterinburg for training. One illustration: it takes a computer three days in a row to do the calculations for an engine.

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