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Superelastic Tire: A viable alternative to the pneumatic tire


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#11 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 07:12 PM

I am still waiting for the "flying car".

Many years later we got the 'Dick Tracy" two-way-wist-radio" (Apple I watch)

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 07:42 PM

I am still waiting for the "flying car".

Many years later we got the 'Dick Tracy" two-way-wist-radio" (Apple I watch)

At some point we worker bees catch up with tech.

Frank

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Posted 21 May 2021 - 05:13 PM

I'm old and am starting to get used to old news being posted as new...
But tires like this have been made for the automotive industry already.. 20-30 years ago I first saw them.  They were a rubber mesh.. 

OH, I just did a google search.. "airless tire".  They're still around. 

 

I guess these 'superelastic' ones are an incremental improvement to the type of tires nasa has been using since the moon.


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#14 smlobx

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Posted 21 May 2021 - 08:02 PM

Or how about this concept??

 

https://www.michelin...oncept/#airless

 

https://youtu.be/Tyc4Apyk2Rc


Edited by smlobx, 21 May 2021 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2021 - 05:38 PM

I'm old and am starting to get used to old news being posted as new...
But tires like this have been made for the automotive industry already.. 20-30 years ago I first saw them.  They were a rubber mesh.. 

OH, I just did a google search.. "airless tire".  They're still around. 

 

I guess these 'superelastic' ones are an incremental improvement to the type of tires nasa has been using since the moon.

Yes, I suppose you could say it's an "incremental" improvement, but in all fairness, evolution could be thought of as incremental, too I think the advancements in materials sciene from earliest airless rubber tires of decades ago, to the current, exotic, elastic mesh materials, are the difference between the sophistication of launching and orbiting Sputnik, as compared to deploying the Mars Rover this year.


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