UEC-Saturn’s Research and Development Office is the largest one in Russia with up-to-date scientific-research base, prototype production, test facilities, equipped with the most advanced hardware and newest technologies. R&D Office competencies comprise the whole engine creation (integration), gas-turbine modules development, including LPC and LPT of 5th generation engines, such as SaM146, PD-14, engine for PAK FA, special-purpose engines for UAS.
UEC-Saturn’s R&D Office is the one of leading Russian center developing the engineering science in gas-turbine technologies. R&D Office has a range of scientific directions (schools) where above 50 specialists with science-degrees (Candidate and Doctor of Engineering) are working. UEC-Saturn engages both industrial research institutes, such as TsIAM, VIAM, VILS, TsAGI, institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and higher education establishments: MAI, RGATU, PNIPU and other.
UEC-Saturn uses the end-to-end development process on the base of 3D steady and unsteady gas-dynamic, thermal and mechanical analysis, as well as 3D computer models, digital mock-ups. Pluridisciplinary optimization methods are widely used. UEC-Saturn uses automated control system for engineering and technological documentation administration.
UEC-Saturn realizes the program of creation a research-and-technology backlog, including one in the sphere of industrial critical technologies, such as development and adaptation the composite materials for fun parts of the SaM146 engine, high-temperature materials, including non-metallic and intermetallic compounds for HPT, combustion chamber and LPT of SaM146 engine, engine for PAK FA, engines for UAS, industrial gas turbines and other.
UEC-Saturn’s Test Base includes 18 rigs for tests of aviation, industrial and marine gas-turbine engines, 49 plants for unit debugging. Test Base enables to make the complete system of engineering, acceptance and certification tests in accordance with National, European and North-American standards and has no counterparts in Russia and Europe.