19 Oct '20
20 Oct '20
20 Oct '20
“The technical tests of the material are completed, full cycle. They made products from polymer composites and successfully carried out crash tests on a material that turned out to be stronger and lighter than aluminum. But the most important thing is that domestic matrices are used for it, whereas they are usually purchased abroad. As a result of the tests carried out, it turned out that composites can operate from -195 to +230 and are promising where it is necessary to replace aluminum with stronger and lighter materials, for example, in the aviation industry,” – Svetlana said.According to her, the combination of SPbPU's technological competencies and advanced materials developed at KBSU thanks to the Elbrus University Mirror Engineering Center made it possible, in just a few months of joint work, to obtain polymer composite materials that are not only an order of magnitude superior to the strength of aluminum, but also twice as strong as steel, while 1.5 times lighter than aluminum and 4.5 times lighter than steel.
“Thermoplastic heat-resistant composites are in high demand in aviation, space, medicine, automotive and other important industries. The main problem in obtaining such composites is to ensure the strength of the bond between the polymer matrix and the filler. The competence of KBSU in the field of synthesis of highly heat-resistant superconstructive polymers and the capabilities of SPbPU in the field of new production technologies for creating composite materials allowed us to solve this problem and obtain a material with excellent properties,” – explained Svetlana.Successful interaction
“The value of our consortium with SPbPU lies precisely in the fact that it cooperates a world-class scientific center with a regional center of competence and not only provides additional opportunities for a regional university to move to the world level, but also allows us to use the potential of a regional university in advanced technologies. This is confirmed by the first breakthrough results brought by our interaction,” – Khashirova said.In turn, Vice-Rector for Promising Projects of SPbPU, Head of the NTI Center of SPbPU New Production Technologies Alexey Borovkov noted that among the joint tasks with KBSU is the creation of end-to-end Russian technology from polymer production and composite production to the second processing.
“That is, the production of finished parts by various methods. An important part of this work is the creation of digital models of composite materials with different properties; in the era of the digital industry, this is important for all production specialists: from chemists and technologists to designers. Such developments allow reaching the world level in the field of additive technologies, advanced materials, digital design, applying the best practices for the digital transformation of Russian enterprises,” – the university press service quotes Borovkov.About the center Elbrus