Central Scientific Research Institute

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Central Scientific Research Institute


(full name, Academician A. N. Krylov Central Scientific Research Institute), in Leningrad, founded in 1893 on the initiative of D. I. Mendeleev as the Ship Model Testing Basin. One of the first directors of the institute was A. N. Krylov, after whom the institute was named in 1944.

The institute carries out research in the designing, hydrodynamics, strength, and powering of transport ships and commercial fishing vessels, as well as in the technological means of developing the ocean. The institute’s experimental facilities include ship model testing basins, turning tanks, seakeeping tanks, and tanks and water tunnels for cavitation studies. The institute provides graduate training and collaborates on the publication of the collection Voprosy sudostroeniia (Problems of Shipbuilding).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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