Professor Mikhail Goman

Job: Professor of Dynamics

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Centre for Engineering Science and Advance Systems (CESAS), Nonlinear Flight Dynamics Research Group (NFD)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 61 56




Personal profile

Mikhail Goman joined De Montofrt University in 1997 being invited and funded by the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (known as DERA), UK and QinetiQ, Ltd. He is Professor of Dynamics since 2000 at the Faculty of Technology. His research and scientific career started in 1972 at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, ), named after Prof N.E.Zhukovsky, in Russia. He had an extensive experience in aerodynamic modelling and nonlinear flight dynamics with special focus on critical flight regimes in extended flight envelope. For this cycle of works and practical applications he was awarded in 1992 the Zhukovsky Gold medal, the highest aeronautical accolade in Russia, for the best work in Theory of Aviation.

Mikhail Goman is a Co-Director of the newly established Centre for Engineering Science and Advanced Systems (CESAS) at the Faculty of Technology and Head of Nonlinear Flight Dynamics Research Group, which is involved in research collaboration with a number of world famous research Institutions such as TsAGI, Russia and the National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL), India. Recently, he was leading the development of the aerodynamic model of a generic airliner in extended flight envelope as a part of the European Union 7th Framework Programme research project SUPRA (2009-2012), Simulation of UPset Recovery in Aviation ( This project was aimed at creating new simulation technologies (aerodynamic modelling, motion cueing and simulator driving algorithms) in support of pilot training on available flight simulators in extended flight envelope, where stalled flight conditions may lead to the Loss-of-Control in Flight (LOC-I), the major cause of flight catastrophes in modern transport aviation. The developed SUPRA extended aerodynamic model was highly ranked by the invited technical experts from the NASA Langley Research Centre and the Boeing Company. 

Research group affiliations

Centre for Engineering Science and Advance Systems (CESAS)

Nonlinear Flight Dynamics Research Group (NFD)

Key research outputs

1) J. Pattinson, M. H. Lowenberg, and M. G. Goman. Investigation of poststall Oscillations of an Aircraft Wind-Tunnel Model, Journal of Aircraft (accepted for publication).

2)  J. Pattinson, M. H. Lowenberg, and M. G. Goman. A Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Wind Tunnel Manoeuvre Rig for Dynamic Simulation and Aerodynamic Model Identification, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 50, No. 2, March-April 2013.

3)  M. G. Goman, A. V. Khramtsovsky, and E. N. Kolesnikov.  Evaluation of Aircraft Performance and Maneuverability by Computation of Attainable Equilibrium Sets,Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 2, March–April 2008, pp. 329-339.

4)  M.G. Goman and A.V. Khramtsovsky. Computational framework for investigation of aircraft nonlinear dynamics,Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 39, Issue 3, March 2008, pp.167-177, Elsevier Ltd.

5)  M. E. Sidoryuk, M. G. Goman, S. Kendrick, D. J. Walkerand P. Perfect.  An LPV Control Law Design and Evaluation for the ADMIRE Model, in the Book “Nonlinear Analysis and Synthesis Techniques for Aircraft Control”, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Springer, 2008, ISSN 0170-8643, pp.197-229.

6)  M. G. Goman, A. V. Khramtsovsky and E. N. Kolesnikov Investigation of the ADMIRE Manoeuvring Capabilities Using Qualitative Methods, in the Book “Nonlinear Analysis and Synthesis Techniques for Aircraft Control”, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Springer, 2008, ISSN 0170-8643, pp.301-324.

Research interests/expertise

Computational methods for investigation of critical flight regimes (high incidence departure, spin, inertia roll-coupling, flutter, etc.);

Modelling of unsteady aerodynamics at separated flow conditions (experimental and mathematical phenomenological methods);

Stabilisation of unstable systems under bounded control, control solutions for flight envelope protection, departure prevention, spin recovery, flutter suppression, etc.

Areas of teaching

Mechanical Principles, Dynamics & Control, Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems.


Mikhail Goman graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Faculty of Aeromechanics and Flight Technology with MSc degrees in 1972 ( He then joined  the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), Russia (|), where he received PhD degree in 1978. 

Courses taught

Module leader for "Dynamics & Control"

Membership of external committees

RAeS International Committee in Aviation Training in Extended Envelope, ICATEE (2010-present)

NASA LaRC Loss-of-Control in Flight Research Working Group (2012-present)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (SMAIAA)

Conference attendance

1) N.Abramov, M.Goman, A.Khrabrov, E.Kolesnikov, B.Soemarwoto, L.Fucke, H.Smaili.  Aerodynamic Model of Transport Airplane in Extended Envelope for Simulation of Upset Recovery, ICAS 2012-3.1.2, 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23-28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

2) M.Bommanahal, M.Goman. Nonlinear Unsteady Aerodynamic Modeling by Volterra Variational Approach, AIAA 2012-4654, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 13-16 August, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

3)  N.B.Abramov, M.G.Goman, A.N.Khrabrov, E.N.Kolesnikov, L.Fucke, B.Soemarwoto, H.Smaili. Pushing Ahead – SUPRA Airplane Model for Upset Recovery, AIAA 2012-4631, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technoloies Conference, 13-16 August, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

4) E.N.Kolesnikov and M.G. Goman. Analysis of Aircraft Nonlinear Dynamics Using Non-Gradient Based Numerical Methods and Attainable Equilibrium Sets, AIAA 2012-4406, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 13-16 August 2012, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

5) N.B. Abramov, M.G.Goman, E.N.Kolesnikov, and M.E.Sidoryuk.  Investigation of Attainable Equilibrium Sets for Clearance of Flight Control Laws, AIAA 2010-491, 48th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, 4-7 January 2010, Orlando, Florida.

6) E.L.Groen, M. Wentink, M. Mayrhofer, H. Smaili, B.I.Soemarwoto, M.Goman, H.H.Bulthoff.  Outline of Research Project “SUPRA” on the Simulation of Upset Recovery,The Royal Aeronautical Society Spring 2009 Flight Simulation Conference Flight Simulation: Towards The Edge of the Envelope, 3-4 June 2009.

 7) M.N.Demenkov and M.G.Goman.  Bifurcation Control of Aeroelastic Limit Cycle Oscillations, Chaos 09Second IFAC meeting related to analysis and control of chaotic systems, London 22-24 June 2009.

8) M.G. Goman and M.N.Demenkov. Multiple Attractor Dynamics in Active Flutter Suppression Problem, Seventh International Conference on Mathematical problems in Engineering & Aerospace Sciences, ICNPAA 2008, Edited by Seenith Sivasundaram, Siena, June 2008, pp. 1042-1051. 

 9) K.Vikhorev, M.G. Goman and M.N.Demenkov, Effect of Control Constraints on Active Stabilization of Flutter Instability, Seventh International Conference on Mathematical problems in Engineering & Aerospace Sciences, ICNPAA 2008, Edited by Seenith Sivasundaram, Siena, June 2008, pp. 1042-1051.

10) J.Pattinson, M.H.Lowenberg, and M.G.Goman.  A Dynamic Rig for the Wind Tunnel Evaluation of Novel Flying Vehicles The Royal Aeronautical Society The Aerodynamic Conference The Aerodynamics of Novel Configurations Capabilities and Future Requirements 27th -29th October 2008.

11) M.N.Demenkov and M.G.Goman.  Suppressing Aeroelastic Vibrations via Stability Region Maximization and Numerical Continuation Technique, Proceedings of the International Conference on Control 2008 (UKACC), Manchester, UK, September 2-4, 2008.

Consultancy work

Consultancies in the form of short professional courses, software development, mathematical modelling for Mikoyan and Sukhoi Design Companies, Flight Research Institute, Russia, (1972--1992), ShenYang Aircraft Design and Research Institute, the P.R.China (1992--1993), Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), India (1994--1996), Defence Evaluation Research Agency (DERA) UK, 1993-2001, QinetiQ Ltd (2002 -2004), National Aerospace Laboratories, CSIR-NAL, India (2010-2013).

Current research students

International PhD programme (part time):

Bommanahal, Mallesh Vithappa, NAL, India (1st supervisor)

Pudi, Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy, NAL, India (1st supervisor)

Gurevich, Alexander, AMAG Inc., Canada (1st supervisor)

Liu, Jianming, NUAA, Nanjing, China (1st supervisor)

Zheng, Gong, NUAA, Nanjing, China (1st supervisor)

Full time:

Bailey, Richard (2nd supervisor)

Externally funded research grants information

EU 7th Framework Programme research project SUPRA (2009-2012) (

National Aerospace Laboratories CSIR-NAL, Bangalore, India (2010-2013) (

Russian Ministry of Higher Education and Science, International Grant (2012-2013) jointly with TsAGI (

Professional esteem indicators

Member of Editorial body of Journal Nonlinear Studies (

Reviewer for AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Journal Guidance, Control and Dynamics, the RAeS Aeronautical Journal, TsAGI’s Visualization of Mechanical Processes, Beggell House Inc, USA.


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