The management and team of Rocket and Space Corporation Energia after S.P. Korolev express their heartfelt condolences to the team of the RAS Institute for Engineering Science after A.A. Blagonravov, the relatives and friends on the death of Konstantin Vasilyevich Frolov, the Institute Director, the academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Hero of Socialist Labour, USSR State and Lenin Prize winner, the winner of USSR Council of Ministers and Russian Federation Government prizes.
It is difficult to overestimate how much academician K.V. Frolov, the patriarch of the national engineering science, contributed to strengthening of national defense capability. Under his lead and with his direct participation, development work had been performed, which provided the basis for creation of new-generation flight vehicles, liquid hydrogen fueled rocket engines, nuclear power reactors, stealthy submarine objects.
K.V. Frolov achieved well-earned international fame due to his interdisciplinary studies in the field of mechanics, biology, physics, ergonomics. The studies made and procedures developed under his lead enabled to solve a number of urgent problems dealing with human operator working in machinery and equipment vibration environment. The results of the studies were published in basic monographs and lots of works. It is greatly to his credit that he had developed new scientific lines of the Institute activity: vibroacoustics of machinery and equipment, strength of power engineering objects, robotic technology, biomechanics, etc.
Academician K.V. Frolov was a scholar of authority and sponsor of scientific-educational work. He was the President of International Fund "Znaniye", the member of a number of foreign academies, active and honourary professor of some leading national and foreign universities, the editor-in-chief of a number of journals, multiple-volume encyclopedic reference books, a series of books entitled "Scientific and Technological Progress in Machinebuilding", scientific series "Fundamentals of Machinery Design".
For the great services to the Fatherland academician K.V. Frolov was given the title of a Hero of Socialist Labour, awarded medal "Gold Star", two Orders of Lenin, Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Order of the Services to the Fatherland Second and Third Classes, as well as lots of medals.
Konstantin Vasilyevich Frolov will be for ever engraved on our memory as an outstanding personality, prominent scientist in the field of engineering science, the founder of the national scientific school of engineering science scientists, prominent sponsor of science who had contributed a lot to the development of science worldwide and strengthening of the national defense potential and security.
Management and team of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia