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patriot45
09-12-2009, 09:51 PM
This is better than run flats, I want a set!


Pneumatic tires take a lot of abuse in combat, which is why Resilient Technologies is trying to develop an airless tire. Because they can’t be punctured, vehicles equipped with such tires can stay mobile after taking damage that would incapacitate others:

The Wisconsin design breakthrough, first developed by Resilient’s in-house design and development team, takes a page from nature. “The goal was to reduce the variation in the stiffness of the tire, to make it transmit loads uniformly and become more homogenous,” Osswald says. “And the best design, as nature gives it to us, is really the honeycomb.”….

The patent-pending Resilient design relies on a precise pattern of six-sided cells that are arranged, like a honeycomb, in a way that best mimics the “ride feel” of pneumatic tires. The honeycomb geometry also does a great job of reducing noise levels and reducing heat generated during usage – two common problems with past applications

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Rockntractor
09-12-2009, 09:54 PM
I could use a set or two of those!

PoliCon
09-12-2009, 10:24 PM
Linkypoo?

patriot45
09-12-2009, 10:45 PM
Linkypoo?

It was just a lounge thang :D didn't know you needed a link! (http://www.gizmag.com/reinventing-the-wheel--the-airless-tire/10398/)

PoliCon
09-12-2009, 11:00 PM
It was just a lounge thang :D didn't know you needed a link! (http://www.gizmag.com/reinventing-the-wheel--the-airless-tire/10398/)

I like seeing the link because it A leads me to other stories that I find interesting - B I can go back to it - C I can pass it on to someone else :p

SarasotaRepub
09-13-2009, 11:45 AM
Excellent idea and frankly I surprised this isn't standard issue already in the military.

Of course, now a spare tire will cost 1 BILLION dollars. ;)

Rockntractor
09-13-2009, 11:48 AM
I like seeing the link because it A leads me to other stories that I find interesting - B I can go back to it - C I can pass it on to someone else :p

Yes of course but "linkypoo".

Bubba Dawg
09-13-2009, 11:49 AM
They have airless tires for mountain bikes. I always wondered why they didn't make them for cars.

PoliCon
09-13-2009, 03:40 PM
Yes of course but "linkypoo".

Yea what about it?

Rockntractor
09-13-2009, 03:45 PM
Yea what about it?

Sometimes your just cute as a button!

PoliCon
09-13-2009, 03:47 PM
Sometimes your just cute as a button!

You've been checking out my ass again haven't you?:mad:

BSR
09-13-2009, 04:58 PM
Can you imagine your fuel efficiency running on steel honeycomb wheels? 8 mph max..

PoliCon
09-13-2009, 09:21 PM
Can you imagine your fuel efficiency running on steel honeycomb wheels? 8 mph max..

they're not steel though.