About ITAM

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITAM) was founded in 1957 by an outstanding scientist, academician S.A. Khristianovich. The major research activities of ITAM include mathematical modeling in mechanics, aerodynamics and physical/chemical mechanics.

ITAM is the only research organization in the Russian Academy of Sciences that operates a remarkable set of wind tunnels for simulating flows in a wide range of Mach and Reynolds numbers as well as other experimental facilities. The facilities are used for fundumental and applied research in the field of mechanics, including studies of spacecraft and aircraft aerothermodynamics.