The station, established in 1998 with the approval form the Ministry of Personnel, is based on the discipline of physics, which offers the first-category PhD programs and covers four second-category disciplines: fluid dynamics, solid dynamics, engineering dynamics and general dynamics & dynamics fundamentals with the first three being a Hunan Provincial Key Discipline. At present, the station features the aerospace technology, military application, and emphasizes basic research and engineering applications. Main research areas include hypersonic/supersonic aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics and application, aircraft aerodynamic design and simulation of dynamics, experimental fluid dynamics and testing, missile/rocket structural integrity analysis, structure analysis and design, aircraft system multi-body dynamics, nonlinear system dynamics, dynamic properties of materials, high-energy particle beam radiation dynamics, and computing explosion dynamics and application.
Through the construction of “211 Project” and “985 Project” the station has developed the first domestic Φ2000 hypersonic wind tunnel and the first Φ500 hypersonic gun tunnel in China. The station has also developed a light-gas gun explosion laboratory and outdoor explosion field, high/low speed wind tunnel laboratory, test laboratory of dynamic properties of materials, vibration test and control laboratory, structural integrity analysis center, dynamic system modeling and simulation center, and a high-performance large-scale computing platform. There is a total laboratory area of 16,000m2. The station has currently undertaken 12 National Natural Science Foundation projects, as well as many “863 High-tech”, “921” projects. In recent years, the station has won two first prizes of provincial/ministerial scientific and technological progress, and five second prizes of PLA scientific and technological progress.
The station currently has 14 PhD supervisors, 15 professors, 28 associate professors, with 68% of our staff holding PhD degree, two PLA Excellent Teachers, eight gold/silver medal winners of Yucai Award in Military Academies, one member of the Panel of Experts of the General Armament Department, one member of Dynamics Education Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, and one winner of the outstanding contribution award in China's manned space project.