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Zhuang Fenggan

Zhuang Fenggan
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Zhuang Fenggan Chinese Engineer. Rocket and missile aerodynamics specialist.

Educated Caltech.

Official Chinese Academy of Sciences Biography

Zhuang Fenggan (Chuang Feng-Kan)

Aerodynamic specialist. Born in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. Graduated from the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1946. Received Sc.D. from California Institute of Technology, USA in 1950. Chief engineer and vice president, Committee of Science and Technology, China Aerospace Corporation.

Zhuang obtained the law of turbulence dissipation in the study of turbulence basic feature of fluid mechanics. He made outstanding achievements in the theories of shock diffraction, heat protection of hypersonic re-entry body and aerodynamic design of low speed to hypersonic wind tunnel. He has long been engaged in the aerodynamic research on missile, rocket and reentry flight. He made important contributions to the design and manufacture of large wind tunnel, the design and construction of ramjet test stand, aerodynamic experiments of carrier vehicles and warheads, and unsteady vortex-dominated aerodynamics.

He was elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980.

Birth Place: Changzhou, Jiangsu.

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