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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Russian scientists have invented a heavy-duty glass for military vehicles and trains

To complicate the task of hooligans, hurled rocks at the Windows of passing trains, decided by Russian scientists. They came up with the replacement of conventional glass for a train, a product of increased strength. The new material is able to withstand the impact of a projectile flying at a speed of a passenger plane.

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As it became known “MK”, initially a new method of glazing was developed for military equipment. Then it turned out that it can also be used in railway transport. Alternative to conventional glass made by special technology on the basis of monolithic polycarbonate. In fact it is transparent and very durable plastic. The window of such a material will withstand a blow, even if it will get an object weighing 1 kg, flying at a speed of 500 km/h And if the blow will be more powerful, the glass is deformed, without breaking down into small pieces. By the way, abroad the trains put lime glass, but it’s impact strength is 200 times lower and 2 times heavier than polycarbonate. Therefore, the domestic development, we can say, superior in quality to their foreign counterparts. According to the developers, in addition to strength, this material has many other advantages: it is non-flammable, you’ll be frost-resistant and inert to chemical reagents.

At the research center believe that the glazing of the new material will help the railroad to solve many problems related to the safety of passengers and rolling stock. For example, one of them – the hooligans firing the train with stones.

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