Young scientists develop science in Obninsk “Technology”

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Bornins Technology is a recognized leader in the country’s strategic sectors – aircraft manufacturing and the rocket and space industry. A huge role in this success was played by the bet on the materials of the future – glass, ceramics, composites.

And ONPP “Technology” them. A.G. Remeshing was brought up by more than one generation of scientists who live by science. Today, the management of the enterprise “lobbies” the interests of young people.

“Technology employs talented, enthusiastic young people, and our main task is to create the most comfortable conditions for self-realization,” notes Andrey Silkin, its CEO. On the eve of the Day of Russian Science, we present young scientists who are leading Technology to new heights.

Victoria Masuku, Head of the Research Laboratory for the Development and Testing of Electrical and Thermal Insulation Materials.

Victoria is a young pretty girl with a gentle voice. And when you just start a conversation with it, no associations arise between it and complex innovation.

As it turns out, in vain. Victoria is working on ideas in the field of composites – the very materials of the future, without which the development of promising industries is impossible in the modern world. Of the latest developments, Victoria singles out a new binder for structural composite materials and a high-temperature electrical insulating compound.

Traditionally, to create structural parts from composite materials, an autoclave is used – a huge “furnace”, where a product is molded at high temperatures and under high pressure. The method, although proven, is very expensive and labor-intensive. In addition, the dimensions of the manufactured product are limited by the dimensions of the autoclave itself. Victoria Masuku.

together with her colleagues, developed a special binder, on the basis of which it is possible to obtain a composite material of “autoclave” quality using other molding technologies. At the same time, finished products will be functional up to +200 ° C. “I see that this material will find its niche,” Victoria is sure.

If we refuse technically literate, but complex terms, this is a kind of sealant. Only it is necessary to add the prefix “super” to it. It meets the high requirements for electrical insulating properties, vibration and impact resistance, is operational up to + 200 ° C and has a slight shrinkage. Such sealants are in high demand in the radio and electronic industries.

Victoria Moseyed has been working at ORPE Technology for 10 years. I came here from the Department of Materials Science of IATE, as an engineer. Today she is already the head of the sector. By the way, this position is elective. “

I am currently working on my Ph.D. thesis, which is devoted to the development of a heat-resistant epoxybismaleimide melt binder,” continues Victoria. “I don’t see myself outside of science. Probably, when you join this field of activity, you become one with it. After all, otherwise no results can be achieved. The enthusiasm of our employees is unlikely to dry up – after all, the management always supports our endeavors.

Alexander Erokhin, head of the research sector of the direction “Ceramics”
At first glance, the essence of Alexander Erokhin’s work is quite understandable – he, together with his colleagues, checks the performance of products made at ORPE Technology. To do this, they are subjected to various tests, simulating real operating conditions to the maximum. Not on paper, but by simulating actual situations.

Let’s take an example. Airplanes and rockets experience colossal loads during operation – the most powerful changes in temperature, pressure, and various mechanical effects. Of course.

it is possible on the ground to make approximate calculations of what can happen in flight.  That’s just a high probability that he will return with serious injuries. Of course, the researcher will get rich practical material.  Ground testing, on the other hand, makes it possible to test the design without sending, figuratively speaking, a rocket or an airplane into the sky. The cost savings are enormous.

“The very art in this technical work is to bring ground conditions closer to those in which the facility will actually be operated,” Alexander Erokhin explains. – That is, on the ground we must actually recreate the situation of a flight or another stage of operation. It is not simple. As a rule, test equipment is “sharpened” for the reproduction of any one type of impact. And taking into account a complex of factors – for example, temperature, vibration, pressure – is much more difficult.

…Alexander Erokhin speaks about his work with great enthusiasm. Does he link his future with science and enterprise? How else? “We strive for new technologies, we want our products to become even more reliable and efficient. And for this, scientists are developing new materials, designs, as well as methods and means of testing them,” says Alexander. “And I am proud that Technology is at the very heart of those branches of modern industry, the life and prosperity of which are impossible without science.”

In the Glass complex, together with the Sukhumi Design Bureau, today they are working on the creation of a new type of aviation glazing for supersonic aircraft, which has no analogues in Russia. Its basis is monolithic polycarbonate. What is its feature? Firstly, the impact strength is 1.5-2 times higher than that of ordinary organic glass.

And secondly, the new material is twice as light as silicate glass. There are other unique characteristics: the new glass has high bird resistance (birds will not damage the cockpit or injure the pilot), it provides better visibility during the flight, and it also provides guaranteed protection against high and low temperatures, high humidity, and fog. “Now the product is undergoing preliminary tests at supersonic speeds on a new generation aircraft,”