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In Nizhny Novgorod, created a new generation of vehicles

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The Rusak off-road vehicle, created by Nizhny Novgorod scientists and engineers in cooperation with designers from Tatarstan, successfully passed tests in Yakutia and Chukotka, Alexander Blokhin, head of the research laboratory of the Nizhny Novgorod Technical University, told reporters.

 

"Rusak-3993" is a prototype of experimental samples of a new generation of amphibious vehicles for the Arctic and Antarctic. The project was developed in 2016 by teams of scientists from the NSTU named after Alekseyev and an industrial partner - the plant of mechanical transmissions from the city of Naberezhnye Chelny.

Rusak crossed about four thousand kilometers of impassable roads from Yakutsk to the northernmost city of Russia, Pevek, and successfully passed tests during the spring runoff.For the expedition in the Far North, we were able to check all the systems of the machine and work out various ways to overcome obstacles: our way ran through the mountain ranges, marshes, roads with soggy soil and snowy virgin lands, "Blokhin said.

According to him, the tests made it possible to assess the permeability, mobility, buoyancy and energy efficiency of the machine, check the installed technical solutions in the transmission, chassis, steering and brake controls.

"As a result, the all-terrain vehicle was not seriously damaged, and we gained a very valuable experience that will allow us to further design the car on a completely different level," the scientist said.

He noted that the existing wheeled and caterpillar vehicles are not adequately adapted to the severe natural and climatic conditions of the Arctic, especially the Arctic winter, so improved samples should be more "tenacious" to be used all year round. It is these requirements must meet the all-terrain vehicle, the creation of which are working Nizhny Novgorod scientists and chelninskie designers.

As explained by the industrial partner of the project, the chairman of the board of directors of the group of companies "COM" Vasily Mankovsky, the all-terrain vehicle that was tested in the Arctic zone, was created in a single copy.

"We assembled this Rusak in Naberezhnye Chelny at the factory of mechanical transmissions where our experimental production is located, this four-axle machine will be refined to find the best technical solution," he said.

He added that the company has developed other variants of "Rusak" - a biaxial machine and a caterpillar.

"This technique has already been tested, it has received good results, and now we are preparing to begin its serial production." "We will produce wheeled vehicles at a plant in Bogorodsk, and caterpillars will be produced in Naberezhnye Chelny," said Mankovsky.

According to the president of the expedition center "Arctic" of the Russian Geographical Society, the main organizer of the expedition "Yakutsk - Pevek" Vladimir Chukov, such cars are needed where it is impractical to build roads.

"The density of the population in Chukotka is 0.7 people per square kilometer, why are there roads?" There is a need for technology that will work reliably in these climatic conditions so that people do not feel detached from the rest of the world, "Chukov said.

In turn, the head of the research laboratory of the National Technical University Alexander Blokhin said that the production of new wheeled and caterpillar vehicles for the Arctic is scheduled to start in 2020.


 

Source: https://ria.ru/technology/20180615/1522833615.html

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