Conference on corrosion protection
The scientific conference «Promising technologies for corrosion protection of aviation engineering» devoted to the 100 anniversary of the birth of Dr. of Science (Tech.) Prof. Liya Ya. Gurvich took place at VIAM on March 27, 2014.
Leading scientists of VIAM, specialists in the field of materials science, corrosion protection, representatives of enterprises of the aviation industry and leading design offices made their reports at the conference.
Candidate of Science (Tech.) Vladislav V. Antipov, deputy director general of VIAM opened the event. He told about contribution made by Liya Gurvich in development of corrosion protection technologies. «Under the scientific direction of Liya Gurvich and with her direct participation a number of basic researches in the field of creation of oxidizing compounds and other materials for rocket and space equipment, for chemical and electrochemical treatment and protection of stainless steels and corrosion-resistant alloys were executed by VIAM», – noted Vladislav Antipov.
In addition, he reminded that corrosion protection is today very topical for all developed countries of the world. «For example, annual world losses from corrosion are evaluated as 2.2 trillion dollars (3.1 % of the world gross product), and in such countries as the USA, Great Britain, Germany they reach 3 % of the gross product», – emphasized the representative of VIAM.
In general opinion of the conference attendees, VIAM gives particular attention to tests and researches of material properties in different climatic zones and conditions. The need of such tests for complex engineering systems used in aerospace equipment and other industries is provoked by large unexpected losses resulted from corrosion and failure of equipment, that often leads to damages and accidents.
Furthermore, the conference participants expressed their thanks to VIAM management for a perfect opportunity to hear interesting scientific reports and for the high organizational level of the event. In their opinion, foundation of the climatic testing center in Gelendzhik is the most important step to solve the above-mentioned problems.
It should be noted that a special booklet timed to the 100 anniversary of the birth of Dr. of Science (Tech.) Prof. L.Ya. Gurvich was published by VIAM on the eve of the conference.