17.12.1906 Kiev/RU - 27.1.1987 Moscow/RU
Nikolai Nikolaevich Poliakhov graduated from the Moscow University in 1929 and started there at the Central Aero-hydromechanic Institute TsAGI as a scientist. He moved in 1932 to the Leningrad Faculty of Hydro-Aeromechanics of the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, where he directed from 1952 the Faculty of theoretical and applied mechanics, and the Faculty of Hydro-Aeromechanics from 1977. Poliakhov was in the 1950's among a group of Leningrad State University professors where an unique educational and research quality was attempted. Not only outstanding students in terms of professional qualifications but also of great civic spirit were accepted.
Poliakhov was the author of some 100 scientific papers and four monographs. In the 1930s he presented a number of papers on the screw propeller and devised a theoretical approach to propeller modeling. Later, Poliakhov was interested in vortex flow and in the performance of wings under various aerodynamic conditions. He also investigated the pressure distribution along wing profiles under unsteady load conditions. Poliakhov was the editor of the research series Mathematics, mechanics and astronomy of the Bulletin of the Leningrad University. He was a Member of the National Committee on theoretical and applied mechanics, and of the presidium of the Scientific Council Minvuza of the USSR. He was the true nestor of theoretical mechanics of Leningrad and a Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences for more than 30 years. Poliakhov was also working in the history of mechanics and in the history of technical sciences in general.
Poliakhov, N.N. (1935). The screw propeller theory. Papers of TsAGI 184 (in Russian). Poliakhov, N.N. (1937). Screw propellers with a finite blade number theory. Papers of TsAGI 324 (in Russian).
Poliakhov, N.N. (1939). On optimal screw propellers. Papers of TsAGI 455 (in Russian). Poliakhov, N.N. (1953). On finite swing wings theory. Papers of Leningrad Polytechnic Institute 5 (in Russian).
Poliakhov, N.N. (1980). On discrete vortex theory. Papers of Leningrad State University 19 (in Russian).
Poliakhov, N.N. (1997). Selected papers in aero-hydrodynamics. University: Saint Petersburg. P
Tovstik, P.E. (1997). Applied mechanics: To the 90th anniversary of Prof. N.N. Poliakhov.
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