Department of Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphics

Head of Department, Associate Professor, Candidate of Technical Sciences:
Ignatyev Sergey Anatolyevich.

Address: 2, 21st Line, St Petersburg 199106, Russia

Tel.: +7 (812) 328 82 51,
E-mail: ngig@spmi.ru
Department includes
16 members, among them:
2 professors
9 associate professors,
3 senior lecturers
2 assistant lecturers.

The History of the Department

The Department of Descriptive Geometry and Graphics was established in 1965 as the result of the reorganization of the Applied Mechanics and Graphics Department, which had been headed by Professor A. Shchukin for more than 30 years (1932 - 1965). The first head of the Department of Descriptive Geometry and Graphics was Associate Professor N.F Alekseev (1965-1985).

Engineering graphics has been studied at the Mining University since the early days of its foundation. A great contribution to the development of sciences related to mechanical engineering drawing was made by the following outstanding scientists who worked in different years at the University: Christian Leshenkol (1774-1791), J.H Wohlgemuth (1799-1831), G.K Langsdorf (1831-1834), I.A Thieme (1870-1871), A.P Hermann (1914-1915), L.B. Levenson (1915-1931).

Among the scientists who made the most significant contribution to the development of descriptive geometry was academician Fedorov E.S (1853-1919), who taught at the Mining University. Based on the solution of mineralogy and crystallography problems, he showed the application of graphical methods to the study of laws in the physical world.

In the 1930s-1960s the teaching of subjects under the general title of Applied Mechanics was raised to the level of the leading technical universities in the country. Professor A.A Shchukin (1894-1974), a well-known, talented scholar and thinker and a prominent specialist in the field of mining engineering made a notable contribution to the development of the mining graphics discipline during that period.

Making any small component, building structures, and mining all start with drawings, plans and diagrams. "Drawing is the language of the engineer," wrote G. Monge (1746-1818), the compiler of the first course in descriptive geometry.

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