TOMSK, May 20 – RIA Tomsk. TSU scientific teams help KAMAZ to improve the alloy used in the
manufacture of engines; material scientists, physicists and chemists will be
working on the project and will need 6 to 9 months to develop technologies, the
head of the TSU department of innovations in the sphere of science, equipment
and technologies Mikhail Golovatov told RIA Tomsk.
He said that the Tomsk State University (TSU)
delegation visited the main production of KAMAZ in Naberezhnye Chelny, where
scientists traveled at the invitation of the chief technologist Fyodor Nazarov
and the chief designer Sergey Nazarenko. Partners helped to establish
cooperation – Siberian Alliance group of companies.
"As a result we agreed that we will launch R&D
(research and development work) in two directions together with the company,
and there will be more development work there", – Golovatov said, noting that
TSU and KAMAZ had already signed the NDA (non-disclosure agreement of
confidential information), in June the parties hope to enter into negotiations
to conclude an agreement.
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The first direction of cooperation – is new light
alloys with desired physical properties, which KAMAZ needs to improve engine
performance and increase its durability. "Material scientists of the Faculty of
Physics and Engineering, chemists of Faculty of Chemistry, group that is
engaged in mathematical modeling at the Scientific Research Institute of
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics will work on this project. The second topic -
is new welding methods", – Golovatov said.
"There are 6-9 months of clean work (of
scientists): in the TSU there is a very large scientific and technical reserve
for light alloys (aluminum, magnesium, etc.), this topic has been developing
for 30-40 years, Faculty of Physics and Engineering has been actively working
with the foundry divisions of the Research and Production Center
"Polyus" of the TEMP. So they already have an understanding of how to
get an alloy with the necessary characteristics", – the interlocutor of
the agency told.
He specified that the negotiation process still has to
decide how the auto giant will use Tomsk developments: either the plant will
receive intellectual property based on the results of work, becoming its sole
owner, or acquire a license to use in production and will regularly deduct