All-Union Institute of Aviation Materials VIAM

All-Union Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM)


set up in Moscow in 1932 based on the department for testing aviation materials of the Aerohydrodynamics Institute. The institute conducts research on corrosion-, heat-, and wear-resistant structural steel and alloys, plastics, and airtight sealing; heat- and sound-isolating materials; etc. The institute also conducts theoretical and experimental work on problems of alloying and the durability of alloys and on the protection of metals from corrosion. It develops methods for the mechanical testing and nondestructive control of the qualities of alloys and nonmetallic materials. The institute has a graduate school and publishes Trudy (Transactions) and monographs. It was awarded the Order of Lenin in 1945.


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