Department of Airplane and Helicopter Designing

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.


Natural sciences disciplines

Higher mathematics
Information science
Experimental and theoretical physics
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

Vocational and practical disciplines

Engineering fundamentals of airspace machinery
General arrangements of airspace machinery
Fundamentals of modeling of aerospace machinery
Mechanical engineering of materials and structures
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

Specialist's degree

Norm disciplines

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

Master's degree

Norm disciplines

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

PhD degree

Major subjects

Structure and designing of aircraft

Leading instructors

Malashenko Lev Alexandrovich
Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences

Main published works:

  1. Арсон Л.Д., Малашенко Л.А., Сапожников В.М. Оценка прочности тонкостенных конструкций. М.: Машиностроение, 1974. 151 с.
  2. Evaluation of strength of thin-wall structures.

  3. Малашенко Л.А. Вероятностно-статистическая оценка прочности и несущей способности тонкостенных авиаконструкций: Учебное пособие. Харьков: ХАИ, 1982. – 92 с.
  4. Probability-statistic evaluation of strength and load-carrying capability of thin-wall aircraft structures .

Riabkov Victor Ivanovich
Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences

Main published works:

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

  3. 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
  4. Method of description of extensive stress phenomena in aircraft airframe,landing gears and assemblyt units.

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