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Have lessons been learned about Tyre Damaged on Mars
Tyre Damaged-Well it looks like the Mars Curiosity lander is having wheels problems? The rough Martian rocks are taking their toll on the vehicles and the so-called Tyre Damaged, and as this article shows pieces of the Alloy are breaking up and are falling off due to the rough and tough terrain that the Martian landscape has thrown at them.
I personally do not know what the treads are made of, but I think that they were made at the American Space Laboratory out of aluminium with a rubber or stronger material bonded to them together with some sort of tread pattern, similar to the wheels and solid rubber tread used on fork-lift trucks here on Earth, but obviously, much lighter, the brightness must be a huge contributory factor, but for tough conditions you would need a different system, to prevent Tyre Damaged and enable the craft to cope with these conditions, perhaps tyres that would have some sort of low-pressure system, would have taken some of the brunt of the workload, same as the ones used on Earth, such as on the small Utility vehicles used on farms to drive over rugged terrains, these treads are tough to help prevent Tyre Damaged and because Mars has some atmosphere, a small on-board compressor of some kind could keep a low pressure in a more conventional type .
I suppose that these problems may be overcome on future missions, but it could be a good idea to look at the technology that we use on Earth, that has been tested and used over a long period of time. Tyres can now be made of many different materials, not just rubber, to avoid Tyre Damaged, many synthetic and lighter materials are used in today’s tyre industry and this could be coupled with some sort of tyre inflation system that we use at the moment.
About Eric Roberts
Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Cheap Hankook Tyre and Car Battery industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.
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