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Frigate Ecoject program appears in September issue of Polyot magazine
15 September 2011

The September issue (№ 9) of the national science and engineering journal Polyot ('Flight' in Russian) published an article by the Frigate Ecoject team entitled “The Functional-Power Arrangement of Aircraft with an Elliptical Cross-section Fuselage,” jointly authored by Alexander Klimov, Vladimir Chernousov, Viktor Biruk and Alexey Navoev. The article summarizes the results of recent fuselage strength tests. The tests showed that the developed fuselage functional-power scheme can resolve problems of counter internal pressure and provide an optimal level of fuselage stress under the given weight of the construction. The research was conducted with the aid of detailed finite element modeling. The fuselage was designed using the MSC/NASTRAN finite element software package.