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Airplanes and helicopters

Major subject: Airplanes and Helicopters

Direction: Aviation and Cosmonautics

Brief annotation of the major subject:

Students study general arrangement and structure of airplanes and helicopters of various civil and military purposes as well as their main assembly units: wings, fuselages, empennage, landing gear. They study purposes, principles of operation, structures of various systems, and airplane and helicopter equipment: control systems (principal and auxiliary); life-support and survival systems, fuel systems, etc. They study structure and principles of main integral parts of power plants equipment with various types of engines.

They study main principles and rules of engineering and designing of both airplanes and helicopters in general (general designing) as well as their separate assembly units: wings, empennage, landing gear. They study engineering and designing of separate assembly units and components of aircraft structures: trailing-edge flaps, leading-edge flaps, control surfaces, spars, ribs, panels, ring units, engine mounting systems, etc.

The engineering and designing problems are studied with a wide application of integrated computer technologies CAD/CAM/CAE in UNIGRAPHICS, ADEM, COMPAS systems.

  • Higher mathematics 
  • Information science 
  • Experimental and theoretical physics 
  • Chemistry 
  • Theoretical mechanics and theory of machines and mechanisms 
  • Engineering and computer graphics 
  • Engineering material science 
  • Theoretical fundamentals of control 
  • Electrical heat engineering and electronics 
  • Designing of machine and mechanisms
  • Engineering fundamentals of airspace machinery 
  • General arrangements of airspace machinery
  • Fundamentals of modeling of aerospace machinery 
  • Mechanical engineering of materials and structures 
  • Aerohydrodynamics 
  • Dynamics of flight 
  • Thermal dynamics and heat exchange 
  • Structural materials treatment process 
  • Functional systems and information measuring complexes of airspace machinery 
  • Integrated computer designing technics 
  • Fundamentals of aerospace machines maintenance 
  • Interchangeability and standardization 
  • Geometrical modeling in integrated computer systems 
  • Mechanical engineering 
  • Strength design 
  • Aerospace machinery manufacturing process 
  • Aerospace machinery reliability and efficiency 
  • Aerospace machinery power plants engineering and designing 
  • Designing parts, units and assembly units



Disciplines for special study

  • Special sections of mathematics and mechanics 
  • Strength calculation

Optional disciplines (for independent choice)

  • Utilization of aerospace engineering objects 
  • Automated designing and engineering in integrated computer systems 
  • Airplane and helicopter designing 
  • Aerospace machinery manufacturing process 
  • Students’ research activity 
  • Structure and manufacture of parts made of composites



Disciplines for independent study

Special sections of mathematics and mechanics

Optional disciplines (for independent choice)

  • Automated designing and engineering in integrated computer systems 
  • Airplane and helicopter designing 
  • Peculiarities of designing of transport airplanes 
  • Design and manufacture of parts from composites



Structure and designing of aircraft


Malashenko Lev Alexandrovich

Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences

Main published works:

    Evaluation of strength of thin-wall structures.

    Probability-statistic evaluation of strength and load-carrying capability of thin-wall aircraft structures.

  1. Арсон Л.Д., Малашенко Л.А., Сапожников В.М. Оценка прочности тонкостенных конструкций. М.: Машиностроение, 1974. 151 с.
  2. Малашенко Л.А. Вероятностно-статистическая оценка прочности и несущей способности тонкостенных авиаконструкций: Учебное пособие. Харьков: ХАИ, 1982. – 92 с.

Riabkov Victor Ivanovich 

Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences

Main published works:

    Influence of airplane landing gear parameters upon extensive extreme phenomena in assembly units and joints of a glider.

    Method of description of extensive stress phenomena in aircraft airframe, landing gears and assemblyt units.

  1. Рябков В.И. Влияние параметров шасси самолета на обширные экстремальные явления в агрегатах и стыковых узлах планера // Авиационная промышленность. – 1985. –№10. – с. 26–31
  2. Рябков В.И., Меньшиков В.В. Метод описания обширных стрессовых явлений в планере, шасси и узлах самолета // Вопросы проектирования самолетных конструкций. Харьков: 1983. – Вып. 4. – с. 28–36

Ryzhenko Alexander Ivanovich

 Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences

Main published works:

  1. Sadovnytchy S., Ryzhenko A., Ramirez T. Control System Investigation by means of Dynamically Similar Models / 15 th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, September 2-7, 2001, Bologna, Italy / Forli, Italy – pp. 67-72
  2. Ryzhenko A., Sadovnytchy S. System of Similary Criteria for Phisical Modeling of Aircraft Flight / AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, August, 2001, Monreal, Quebec, Canada, pp. 389–396