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Beihang Students Take First Place in 2022 AIAA Gas Turbine Engine Design Competition
Release time:October 26, 2022 / Liang Xiaochun

On October 17, 2022, after six months’ preparation under the careful guidance of Prof. Chen Min and Prof. Gui Xingmin, a Beihang team including five undergraduate students Fang Xilong, Jiang Guohe, Song Shiying, Qin Ziyu, and Ma Wenhao from the School of Energy and Power Engineering won the 1st place in the 2022 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Gas Turbine Engine Design Competition. It is the third time since 2017 that Beihang students have made it to the finals of this event and the second time Beihang students won the championship.

The AIAA Organizing Committee, composed of scholars from GE, Rolls-Royce Plc., NASA and other companies and institutions, fully affirmed the rationality and advancement of the “Engine Design for the Concorde Supersonic Airliner——BH-22” submitted by Beihang students, and identified it as the first place among many entries designed by other participating teams. In the review recommendation, the evaluation experts wrote: “Your report shows you have a good theoretical understanding of gas turbine engine cycles and turbomachinery…Your work is far more superior to that of most undergraduate engineering students”, “your team’s proposal was a lot better than any of the others”.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) was formed in 1963 by the merger of the American Rocket Society and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences, with their predecessors dating back to 1930 and 1932, respectively. The mission of AIAA is to promote the advancement of science and technology in the field of aeronautics and astronautics, and to foster and encourage professionalism of those who strive for the aerospace industry. So far AIAA is the world’s largest professional, non-governmental, not-for-profit society dedicated to the advancement and development of science and technology in the fields of aviation, aerospace and defense. The AIAA Foundation organizes annual competitions for students from numerous universities in the aerospace field worldwide, allowing students to work theoretically on simulated real-world problems and to go through real major design steps, identify hypothetical solutions, evaluate effectiveness, and finally form the design report for the design requirements. Among them, the aeroengine design competition is one of the projects with the largest number of students in the aviation field.

Reported by Li Zhikun

Edited by Jia Aiping

Reviewed by Dong Zhuoning

Translated by Liang Xiaochun

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