RT-Chemcomposite applies innovative design concepts
09.09.2015The leading enterprise of the RT-Chemcomposite holding company State Research Center of the Russian Federation Romashin Research and Production Enterprise Technologiya (Obninsk) has successfully applied a new design approach which made it possible to minimize thermal deformations during the production of the large-sized, dimensionally stable carbon fiber-reinforced plastic structures for the aerospace industry. The static test of the antenna platform developed by the Enterprise for the Russian space vehicles have been successfully completed at FGUP TsNIIMASH.
The large-sized, dimensionally stable carbon fiber-reinforced plastic platforms produced by the proprietory patented process are designed for the installation of various equipment on the space vehicle and have unique characteristics. Having the dead weight of only thirty kilos the structure is capable of bearing up to 250 kilos and meets all the requirements on the precise positioning of the equipment and systems installed.
The next testing phase of the platform – the thermal vacuum one - is planned to take place in September this year. The structural testing is to verify the stability of dimensions and shape claimed under the influence of external factors.
“The employees of the Enterprise are highly-qualified, have great traditions and eagerness for ongoing self-improvement. It is the effective introduction of in-house developments that provides the leadership of the Enterprise in the market of science-intensive and high-tech polymer composite products for the aerospace industry”, Director General of ORPE Technologiya Oleg Komissar noted.
“The Holding company’s production enterprise ORPE Technologiya is one of a few which have the status of the state research center of the Russian Federation. Having the semicentennial experience of composite materials production, the scientists and specialists are keeping up the progress in R and D, as well as in the development of novel high-tech materials and structures”, Director General of the holding company RT-Chemcomposite Kirill Shubsky said.