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    U.E.C.- Russian aircraft engines


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    Post  xeno Thu May 09, 2024 1:29 pm

    Very well said this time.
    Il-114-300 needn't be better than ATR-72. Better than An-24 and An-26 will be enough. More important is that it is available NOW...

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    Post  thegopnik Mon Jun 03, 2024 3:50 pm

    The United Engine Corporation has completed the development of a digital twin of the AI-222-25 aircraft engine for Yak-130 training aircraft. Advanced technology will improve the characteristics of the power plant and design components of new engine modifications with less time and material costs. In addition, the digital twin will reduce the amount of testing for the certification of the unit.

    The creation of the digital twin was carried out in several stages. In the course of the work, thousands of parts were digitized, which make up the serial AI-222-25 engine. The twin is already used to assess the impact of changes that occur during operation on the state of the engine structure.

    Then the developers created individual elements of the digital twin of the modernized version of the AI-222-25, which is currently being worked on. Gas-dynamic models of the units were built and refined, the structure was developed and the formats of data transfer from one model to another were determined. The designers also developed comprehensive computer models of the gas generator of the modernized engine - thermomechanical, hydraulic and gas-dynamic. We have created and implemented automated settlement chains. With their help, digital modeling and analysis of the operation of all components is carried out to track technical parameters when making changes to the design of the engine.

    "The use of digital twin technology has become an integral part of UEC's design work. Mathematical modeling allows us to reduce the time and material costs for the modernization of aircraft engines. The digital twin created at the Moscow enterprise Salyut is designed to develop design solutions for the modernization of the AI-222-25 and to create its modification. Today we are working to improve the characteristics and resource indicators of the power plant," said Yuri Shmotin, Deputy General Director - General Designer of UEC.

    The project to create a digital twin of the AI-222-25 gas turbine engine was implemented at the Salyut Production Complex of the United Engine Corporation in close cooperation with CIAM and the Moscow Aviation Institute on the basis of the domestic CML-Bench platform developed by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

    As previously reported, UEC enterprises are now actively introducing digital technologies in various areas, in particular, the process of transition to digital certification is underway. The digital twin and computer simulation will help reduce the volume of full-scale tests and speed up the certification of aircraft engines. Computer simulation allows virtual testing of both individual components of the power plant and the system as a whole.

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    Post  Kiko Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:34 pm

    Using Russian engines: how import substitution is proceeding for Ansat and Ka-226T helicopters, by Alexey Latyshev for Russian RT. 06.21.2024.

    UEC supplied the first VK-650V engines for the import-substituted Ansat helicopter.

    The United Engine Corporation supplied the first VK-650V engines to begin testing the import substituted Ansat helicopter. The new units will replace the American PW207K. Also, the VK-650V will be installed on Ka-226T helicopters, which currently use the French Arrius 2G1. According to analysts, over the years of operation, Ansat and Ka-226T have proven themselves well. Import substitution will increase the competitiveness of these machines in the market and eliminate dependence on foreign supplies, experts are sure.

    The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of Rostec) has supplied the first prototype VK-650V engines to begin flight testing of the imported Ansat helicopter, the company's press service reported.

    “The first prototypes of the VK-650V, produced at the St. Petersburg enterprise ODK-Klimov, have successfully passed preliminary and life tests. Today at the stands of CIAM named after P.I. Baranov power plants undergo certification tests. In parallel, the VK-650V is being prepared for ground testing as part of the Ansat helicopter, after which a conclusion will be received for the first flight,” the release says.

    Director of the VK-650 program at the UEC-Klimov enterprise, Evgeniy Prodanov, noted the importance of the development of this engine for the development of domestic civil aviation.

    “Last year, the UEC-Klimov enterprise successfully completed engineering tests of the VK-650V , all the necessary parameters were achieved. Now the equipment is preparing to begin flight design tests. By the end of 2024, we plan to obtain a type certificate and begin mass production next year,” the UEC press service quotes him as saying.

    VK-650V is the first Russian engine in the 650-750 hp power class. With. On Ansat it will replace the American PW207K from Pratt & Whitney. After the introduction of Western sanctions, these units are no longer supplied to the Russian Federation.

    “Compared to foreign analogues, the VK-650V will have greater take-off power and better specific characteristics,” the UEC emphasized.

    In addition, as the corporation notes, the VK-650V can be used on other domestic and foreign helicopters with a take-off weight of up to 4 tons. The design of the engine allows modifications to be created on its basis for various aircraft. In particular, the VK-650V has already been tested as part of an innovative power plant that combines a gas turbine engine and an electric motor, the UEC added.

    “They will conduct ground and flight tests”

    Let us remind you that Ansat is a light twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter developed by specialists from the Kazan Helicopter Plant (KVZ, part of the Russian Helicopters holding company).

    The device is designed to carry passengers and transport cargo (inside the cargo compartment or on an external sling). It can also be used for pilot training, firefighting, search and rescue operations, patrolling, transporting VIP passengers and in air ambulances.

    The vehicle can carry up to seven people (or 1166 kg in the transport cabin) and has the most spacious passenger cabin in its class. The design of the helicopter allows it to be quickly transformed into cargo or passenger versions. Ansat's flight range is 505 km, cruising speed is 220 km/h.

    “From the very beginning, Ansat-type helicopters were equipped with imported engines. Relevant agreements and contracts were signed with foreign partners. But due to the deterioration of international relations, UEC-Klimov began developing a domestic analogue. Today’s statement by UEC means that the VK-650 has been shipped to the Kazan Helicopter Plant for installation on the Ansat, after which ground and flight tests will be carried out there,” Andrei Fomin, editor-in-chief of the Vzlyot magazine, said in an interview with RT.

    For doctors and police

    It is worth noting that the VK-650V will replace foreign engines not only on Ansat, but also on the Ka-226T helicopter, which is equipped with Arrius 2G1 units from the French company SAFRAN HE.

    The Ka-226T modification was created in 2008 by designers of the National Helicopter Manufacturing Center named after M.L. Mil and N.I. Kamov (part of the Russian Helicopters holding company). The helicopter is made according to the traditional coaxial design for the Kamov Design Bureau, due to which it does not have a tail rotor.

    The Ka-226T is a multifunctional machine that can be easily converted to perform various types of tasks. This is achieved due to the modular design, which allows you to change one module to another in about two hours.

    In the transport version, the Ka-226T can transport 1 ton of cargo inside the fuselage or on an external sling, and for the transportation of oversized cargo, a cargo platform is installed instead of a transport cabin.

    The passenger module allows you to comfortably transport up to seven people. In this segment, the developers envisage the release of a corporate passenger version.

    For air ambulances, two versions of the Ka-226T were created: evacuation and resuscitation. The evacuation modification can carry two victims on stretchers and is equipped with all the necessary medical equipment, including oxygen cylinders. The resuscitation helicopter is designed for one patient and two doctors who can provide assistance to the patient during the flight.

    A special version of the Ka-226T was also provided for law enforcement officers. The police modification can be used for patrolling, detecting and prosecuting criminals, as well as for traffic control.

    In 2023, plans were announced to create a modification for agricultural needs. The corresponding agreement was signed by the Russian Helicopters holding company and the Aerokhimflot aviation alliance.

    “It will increase the competitiveness of devices”

    Analysts note that Ansat and Ka-226T turned out to be successful projects that found their niche in the market.

    “These helicopters are successfully operated in Russia and are widely used, for example, in air ambulances, where they help save lives and provide assistance to victims,” explained Oleg Panteleev, executive director of the AviaPort agency, in a commentary to RT.

    According to Andrey Fomin, the VK-650V engine will be a worthy replacement for foreign models.

    “There is no doubt that our engine industry will be able to meet this challenge, given the extensive experience in this area. We have been producing helicopter engines for many decades, so I am confident that the problem will be solved,” said Andrei Fomin.

    In turn, Oleg Panteleev added that after import substitution and the appearance of domestic engines, Ansat and Ka-226T will become even more reliable and will no longer depend on imported components.

    “This will increase the competitiveness of the devices and expand the prospects for their use in various fields,” the expert concluded.

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