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NASA has developed an "impenetrable" tire

NASA engineers recently created a new unique tire that could help improve driving in difficult terrain, reports MixedNews with reference to

“Having pushed off the original concept - metal wheels with steel springs - which helped the lunar buggy leave a mark on the surface of the Moon, the team of inventors applied new advances in materials science. The result was a new type of metal spring tire made of nickel-titanium alloy instead of steel, ”the material says.

It is reported that this alloy allows the material to be rearranged at the atomic level, without being deformed - “when the alloy is under load, it can return to its original shape after removing it, therefore it is also known as a“ memory alloy ”.”

The new wheel is not intended for use on Earth, but in the future it may also find application in terrestrial conditions if an appropriate coating is developed that can withstand friction.

As the resource notes, “in the future, new alloys may appear, which will give the wheels new properties, and perhaps these developments will help the emergence of a new generation of impenetrable tires.”

People are preparing to expand their presence on other nearby planets. “In the near future, Ilon Mask plans to deliver people to the Red Planet, so the dreams of the space epic continue to approach reality. These pioneers in space travel and research need new technologies to succeed in their various ambitious missions, ”concludes the publication.
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  1. san4es
    san4es 1 December 2017 13: 09
    NASA has developed an "impenetrable" tire

    While working on the creation of an impenetrable tire, scientists took the spring tire design, which Goodyear experts worked on, as a basis. The design was assembled from high-tech materials, and the base of the device consists of numerous springs made of an alloy of nickel and titanium,

    1. Zibelew
      Zibelew 1 December 2017 13: 12
      As for the airless wheels. In the USA, airless wheels are already used. They write that Michelin X Tweel airless tires with a landing diameter of 16,5 inches for loaders will begin to be sold in Russia next spring. The cost has not yet been determined, but in the United States, where these wheels are manufactured and have been sold for a couple of years, they cost about $ 900 apiece.

      1. Going
        Going 1 December 2017 13: 24
        The so-called busmatics has been used since the middle of the last century.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 1 December 2017 13: 31
          Here's what I don’t understand:
          NASA has developed an "impenetrable" tire

          And what is its impenetrability? If you meant "indestructibility", then they would write ...
          1. Hagalaz
            Hagalaz 1 December 2017 13: 45
            Yes, everything seems to be on the topic. You can say you punctured the tire, but you can pierced. A nail, a self-tapping screw. In an asphalt pothole you can get a side breakdown. On another planet, it could be sharp rocks.
  2. Crowe
    Crowe 1 December 2017 13: 09
    [/ quote] Based on the original concept - metal wheels with steel springs - which helped the lunar buggy to leave a mark on the surface of the moon [quote]

    So did this tire in nasa or in hollywood !?
    1. 210ox
      210ox 1 December 2017 13: 18
      My question is different .. NASA is now in Mask's apprenticeship?
      Quote: Crowe
      Based on the original concept - metal wheels with steel springs - which helped the moon buggy leave a mark on the surface of the moon

      So did this tire in nasa or in hollywood !?
  3. Slovak
    Slovak 1 December 2017 13: 10
    How many billions did it cost to develop a technology that might never be needed? Have you adopted the Rusnano experience? Then NASA should consider attracting Chubais as director
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 1 December 2017 13: 18
      Why never need it? NASA regularly sends Mars rovers to Mars.
      1. Zibelew
        Zibelew 1 December 2017 13: 21
        Or it may be needed. The wheel is not afraid of punctures. And then the big wheels can not always be used safely.
      2. Slovak
        Slovak 1 December 2017 15: 11
        Okay, for God's sake, but let them lure Chubais !!!
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 1 December 2017 13: 18
      Billions no how much - only a few million, given the previous experiments.
    3. Santa bear
      Santa bear 1 December 2017 13: 19
      What do you mean you'll never need? It is written - for spacecraft technology, not for everyday use on Earth. How much it is working and relevant is another question already. But certainly not useless technology.
  4. Sergey53
    Sergey53 1 December 2017 13: 27
    More precisely, it will be non-deserted, or indestructible. And she makes her way to the departure.
  5. prior
    prior 1 December 2017 14: 59
    The best impenetrable tire is a tank caterpillar!
    I would like to see and laugh as the pepelats on such wheels will drive along our roads with permission to say, and frost in the morning!
    1. GRF
      GRF 1 December 2017 15: 22
      Well, yes, it’s better for our driver to say goodbye than to make a road for ourselves ...
  6. Warrior-80
    Warrior-80 1 December 2017 16: 19
    I don’t see something innovative, I’ve added a tire from some chain weaving or innovation is an alloy, and titanium-nickel is nothing new, now such tires are not needed in space at all, the attractive force on Mars is low and light satellites wear and tear is minimal. Yes, and in general, have they really already solved the problem of shielding radiation to fly to Mars, then the problem
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 1 December 2017 16: 45
      "And indeed, have they already solved the problem of shielding radiation, so that they would fly to Mars, the moon is the problem" - They decided it back in the 60s. But astronauts will receive a dose of radiation anyway - now there is only one way out, the faster they fly the better.
      1. Warrior-80
        Warrior-80 1 December 2017 21: 45
        As I understand it, you don’t understand much in the space theme how you could solve it in the 60s when there was no such problem then, you understand the difference between near-Earth radiation under the protection of the earth’s magnetic field and outer space, the earth’s field extends from 60 tas (for the magnetic field ) km to 400 tas km when the earth blocks the path to the solar wind. But outside this zone, radiation is an order of magnitude higher and astronauts are doomed to radiation incompatible with life
  7. prodi
    prodi 1 December 2017 16: 45
    how will this "it" behave in the mud and in an energetic turn? What will the deformation look like after a long stay (in the cold) and how will it be restored
    1. Dr_engie
      Dr_engie 2 December 2017 23: 50
      This is not done for that, not only see pictures
  8. Stas Snezhin
    Stas Snezhin 1 December 2017 19: 14
    In childhood, instead of a camera, I stuffed a hose into a bicycle wheel, and rode for some time.
    Only at the junction there was a little deformation, pounded.
    Also, like a tubeless wheel was ..))
  9. Manul
    Manul 1 December 2017 23: 39
    And what, on the Moon and Mars there is no sand and stones? A bunch of small pebbles will clog there, they will wedge between the links, which will lead to a change in characteristics, and a bunch of soil will flounder inside ... And such wheels will dust ...